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Why we got started
When the term "liberal" becomes so maligned, that it suspends debate, and limits the range of ideas to be considered, we have become less democratic and less American.
The Joe McCarthyest tone of the fanatical right, possibly has it's roots in that era of the great red scare. But what if allowed each individual idea to stand or fall on its own merits, rather than throw away an entire class of ideas?
Ironically, I think those of us with more liberal thoughts would be more likely to practice this. But a certain sub group of conservative thinkers would fight it tooth an nail.
What are they afraid of? To me, it seems that those things we presently label "too lberal" now, are simply things that benefit people. Whether it is education, health care, voting rights, enviromental security, affirmative action, a living wage, all these benefit working class people and are proactive, in terms of securing a better future.
Tax cuts for the wealthy, deregulation, are the heroin of our society, the feel good answers for today, that mortgage our future.
It is time to fight for our right to express, advocate and champion liberal ideas based on their merit, and not on the negative label assigned by those who seek to control and deprive.