Thoughts on a Liberal Sunday Morning
You hear some folk say that word and it sound like their ready to regurgitate. Liberal, yuke! Want to raise heads in a restaurant ask aloud if they have a liberal menu, you'll have every ear in the place on edge.
Liberal's a good word, and when used in the right definition it's a very pleasant way to be, liberal, it has a ring to it. Liberal...open minded, liberal...generous, liberal...unbiased. I'm not making this up folks, look it up I'm sitting here reading this from my dictionary, Websters, says on the cover for home, school, & office so I figure I'm not the only one to have one of these.
So, where do we get that Liberal is such a bad word anyway. Where did mankind go wrong. I've got some ideas and I'll share them at a later date, but for now it just amazes me, and it's why I'm sharing my thoughts with you right now, how people have come to vilify the name.
I was reading the letters to the editor in my local paper. There were letters about this and letters about that, one person wrote about some political issue, a very well written letter to the point and factual (must have been a liberal) then came the liberal basher. Three paragraphs and I counted 15 yes 15 references to liberals. To be honest I forgot what the persons point was except, he didn't like liberals or their way of thinking. The paper was a liberal rag and printed only liberal editorials blah blah blah blah blah.
Liberals have been accused of starting everything from Noahs flood, to the black plague of Europe. The scourge of decent folk and a pox on land. Of course they say this without a shred of evidence, but they say it so much that people begrudingly believe them.
The truth is though that liberals are responsible for your unemployment compensation should your job be outsourced overseas, they are reponsible for making employers provide healthcare coverage (you did't really think they do that out of the kindness of their heart did you?). Liberals are also responsible for the rights that veterans enjoy. Liberals are resposible for most of the public works projects that have made our Nation what it is today. It's liberals that make sure the food we eat is fit to do so, that the medicine we take is safe. It's because of liberals that the little guy has a voice in this country. Look around you there's plenty to thank a liberal for.
So the next time someone calls you a liberal just say, "Thank You", because to me thats the highest compliment they can pay you!
Thanks for listening!