Defining Liberal?

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  1. lovableliberal
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    I've tried to come up with a list of things that defines me as a liberal - and hopefully encompasses the rest of us.... Let me know what you think!!

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    Here is the best one:

    "A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money."

    -- G. Gordon Liddy
     
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    haha thanks... I would say its not to a debt to others, but a creating a value of empathy rather than selfishness. Altruism is an evolutionary trait.
     
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    Like Mr. Liddy said, you feel a great debt to your fellow man, and you want to use someone elses money to pay it off.
     
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    spin job so u know instant liberal
     
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    LOL


    Altruism is a spiritual trait. Evolution says you eat the other dog before he eats you.
     
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    LOL, wasn't he a burglar who worked for Nixon during the Watergate scandal???
     
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    "Liberalism (from the Latin liberalis)[1] is the belief in the importance of liberty and equal rights.[2] Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but generally liberals support ideas such as constitutionalism, liberal democracy, free and fair elections, human rights, capitalism, and freedom of religion."
    "The revolutionaries in the American Revolution and the French Revolution used liberal philosophy to justify the armed overthrow of tyrannical rule."
    "Early liberals also laid the groundwork for the separation of church and state."
     
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    The best one I know rings true for alllllll liberals:

    LIAR.
     
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    i dont think ive seen any of that excpt from the classical libs, from the libs on this board and ones i talk to.
     

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