When is it good to be a liberal?

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    Honestly, I think most people are liberal in their politics in the old 19th century kind of way. Even Ronald Reagen noticed that liberalism changed in the 1930s which was the reason he left the democratic party.

    So I am asking, Isn't their something good about being liberal at least being liberal the way it use to mean about a hundred years ago?
     
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    I for one am demanding women can go on beaches without a chaperone.
     
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    Look up the definition of pluralism... It's what liberals should be, and I think it embodies "good." ... Not sure how you could be baffled by your own question.

    Usually it boils down to this, with a few exceptions:

    Liberals = people's rights...
    Conservatives = property and banking rights...

    Here's a better question... What's "Christ-like" about modern conservatism?
     
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    When is it good to be a liberal?


    Most politicians are liberal when the government coffers are full. It's easy to spend someone else’s money and feels soooo good believing you are helping others out by enabling their dependency on government.


    The other side of that question needs to be asked at the same time:


    When does it suck to be a liberal?


    When the bill comes in and your coffers are empty. When it’s discovered your feel-good approach to addressing problems and social issues has created a mess you can’t handle. When you have run out of fingers to point at others.
     
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    Reagan left the dems because he married a rich Republican woman.
     
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    When they take their supposed caring and generous streak and put it upon themselves instead of trying to be generous with the monies and property of others
     
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    In KY a woman in a bathing suit on a state highway must be accompanied by a male guard or carry a club.

    A law still on the books unless removed in the past few years.
     
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    You nailed it!

    But it nothing new...human nature is the one constant throughout history...

    "Republicans care more about property, Democrats care more about people"
    Ted Sorensen - President Kennedy's Special Counsel & Adviser, and primary speechwriter

    Liberalism is trust of the people, tempered by prudence; conservatism, distrust of people, tempered by fear.
    William E. Gladstone



    If God created trees, shouldn't liberals be the ones calling conservative Christians 'tree huggers'???
     
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    It's always good to be a liberal.

    Considering only 6% of scientists are Republican and only 9% conservative, without "liberals" we would be a "Christian Afghanistan".
     
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    You wouldn't know a liberal if one jumped off the 4th floor balcony and landed on you. You're a leftwing fanatical sheep and idiot parrot. You and a half dozen other members here could be interposed. You all say the same stupid shit.
     
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