I grew up supporting Democrats, that is, Liberals. About the time Ronald Reagan came along I started supporting Republicans. Why? Well, Ronald Reagan had been a Democrat.
I didn’t leave the Democratic party, the Democratic Party left me. — Ronald Reagan
When I compared Jimmy Carter with Ronald Reagan, I realized Ronald Reagan was the more classical Liberal.
The Founders of our country were Liberals in the classical sense. See => https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=liberal. Instead of a government that ran everything in the country, they sought a government that protected the rights of People to run their own live. They realized that it is the People who make America work, and the government exists to protect the rights of the People. Unfortunately, over the years Democrats, calling themselves Liberals, have subtly changed the meaning of the word, “Liberal.” Instead of promoting freedom and democracy, the Democratic Party started promoting a government that was liberal with other people’s money. That kind of “Liberalism” is both unaffordable and leads to tyranny.
Do you think of yourself as a Liberal? Then consider Mel Wild’s post. See whether you actually have more in common with Conservatives.
In my continuing effort to find commonality with differing points of view in our polarized society, I want to bring to your attention Dennis Prager’s argument that conservatives and liberals can actually be allies in many ways. In my last post, “Having difficult conversations with the ‘other side,” I offered an example of this alliance with an interview with longtime liberal, Karlyn Borysenko.
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