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  •  How were the words different in meaning then? (0+ / 0-)

    I maintain that there is no difference now, except that "liberal" was a bad word, so people who used to call themselves liberals started calling themselves "progressives."

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    by MichaelNY on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 11:10:56 PM PST

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    •  meh (0+ / 0-)

      I'm too tired right now.  Progressives essentially had no problem limiting people's freedom if they thought they knew better, so of course they were pro-prohibition.  Liberals should have always been against restricting people's liberty to produce, sell, purchase, and consume alcohol, whether we're talking about engaging in manufacture, commerce, or personal behavior.

      Fwiw I identify as neither liberal nor progressive.

      ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

      by James Allen on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 11:27:54 PM PST

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