I Am a Liberal

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    Let's see, I'm watching the GOP debate.

    The RNC came on, talked a bit, and said anybody there would be better than Hillary. I think the opposite (though I really want Bernie to win). I wouldn't even watch if I didn't register Republican (I'm in a red area in a red state with a closed primary, so to pick my local...
    Sheepdog22 Sheepdog22
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Dec 15, 2015

    I identify as straight

    but still I can't help but feel so much anger towards homophobic people. I believe everyone should have the same rights and I'm nervous that if one day I realize I'm lesbian my family won't accept me and if I do change teams I want to feel okay with myself
    Brokentobits Brokentobits
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Nov 24, 2014

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/15/opinion/sunday/the-key-to-political-persuasion.html?_r=0 So here's an interesting tidbit on how to talk to a conservative: you have to use things they value to persuade them. That may seem obvious, but the news flash is they value different...
    Sheepdog22 Sheepdog22
    41-45, M
    1 Response Nov 19, 2015

    I guess I am. Maybe not politically,

    but personally, I am very liberal. I believe in equality for all. I feel no one person has the right to tell any other person who to love, where to live, how to dress. We are all entitled to believe as we wish. But I don't believe we have the right to force our beliefs on...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1
    70+, F
    2 Responses Feb 28, 2016

    How do you crowd source fund?

    James Boulware's father blamed his son's rampage on the "liberal people" after CPS removed his child from his custody. Should Liberal people pay reparations for the damage to the Dallas police station?
    Utnapishtim4x Utnapishtim4x
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 15, 2015

    I believe the minimum wage should be increased.

    Here is why. The business is supposed to cover costs of doing business. Part of the cost of doing business is paying employees. If the employee is not making enough to live on, then the employee will cease to live and be a part of the business (or she would be, were it not for...
    Sheepdog22 Sheepdog22
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Mar 11, 2015

    I am liberal in only two areas; going nude

    and sex. Other than that I am very conservative especially when voting. I am so fed up with the damn lies by the President and Congressional Democrats about Obamacare and other legal and unresolved issues.
    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Apr 2, 2014

    people should be allowed to live their lives

    the way they want to without society being so judgemental, as long as they dont harm anyone
    tutzy tutzy
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 24, 2016

    I'm not crazy about labels

    but whatevs. I tend to really like people who self-identify as liberals, and generally not so much the other way around. It's like that quote "not all conservatives are dumb, but if you are dumb you are probably a conservative". Or something like that.
    Jmb850 Jmb850
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Jul 20, 2015

    That doesn't mean that I'm not going to respect

    you or attack you if you are conservative... Differences in opinions and values are needed. The only ones that I don't respect are the far-left/right, radicals, extremists and the crazies. But basically, I'm a liberal. There's something about it... The freedom, the idealism...
    astro00 astro00
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2014

    It sucks to be a liberal on the internet.

    Especially on iFunny. It's like "Libtard" is the most prominent word in their vocabulary. Racist, homophobic ******** who say that you're the intolerant one for not tolerating their intolerance when you point out their *******-ishness. These people who insult liberals...
    SmartKid99 SmartKid99
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2015

    I'm significantly liberal

    yet it seems to me many liberals don't want to criticise Islam as an idealogy. I cant say the hijab is a symbol of sexual repression without having a wave of liberals tell me its not my place to criticise. Why is this?
    22-25, M
    7 Responses Mar 10, 2016

    Jain extremists are literally paralyzed by

    their pacifism, so fundamentalism is not a problem if your core beliefs are truly nonviolent. Fundamentalism and extremism are just euphemisms. Now, the only problem with Islamic fundamentalism are the fundamentals of Islam. This is simply a fact that moderate Muslims need to...
    LordSathanus LordSathanus
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 21, 2015

    And I support stricter gun control measures.

    The gun control measures I support wholeheartedly are: • National license to buy guns • National gun registry • Take license and gun away from those with unregistered gun • Take away chance to get a license away from those who possess gun without license • Take away...
    GoldXilla GoldXilla
    22-25, M
    6 Responses Oct 4, 2015

    I live in rural Texas

    and I'm very far left. can't wait for Thanksgiving!
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2014

    actually I'm socially progressive

    but liberal is close enough.
    smphxxx90 smphxxx90
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 16, 2015

    why do conservatives compare anyone with

    opposing beliefs to ISIS? "that's just like ISIS! you're ISIS." me: "I just said that we should have universal healthcare..."
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Jul 12, 2015
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    26-30, F
    24 Responses Feb 24, 2015

    I'm a liberal and a democrat.

    And I always will be. I'd still be friends with a republican though
    StarDragonWitch StarDragonWitch
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 18, 2015


    com/stories/Am-A-Liberal/7186883 In response to my last post concerning the topic of gun control, there are a few more measures that I just thought of which I think should be included on that list. Those measures are; -All those seeking to get a gun license must pass an annual...
    GoldXilla GoldXilla
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    A funny little joke poster I made in my free

    time today. I'm not the best graphic designer, for sure, but I think it's pretty good. It gets inspiration from those old time anti-communist posters, as well as from WWII military posters.p.s. This poster is all in good fun, and I don't want anyone to take offense to it. Just...
    7Questions 7Questions
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 24, 2015

    Of course US foreign policy has problems,

    yes we must really get off oil, no I didn't support the Iraq war, sure I read Chomsky, no doubt the bible contains horrific passages, yes I heard about the abortion clinic bombing in 1984, no I'm sorry hitler and Stalin were not motivated by atheism, yes I understand the history...
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 16, 2015

    My family is made up of close minded

    conservatives, and I am the sole liberal. Needless to say, that causes a lot of drama. I just wish they could accept me for who I am and not try to change me.
    jsho86 jsho86
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Jan 30, 2015

    Complacency Is a State of Mind That Must Be Shattered Before Progress Can Be Made.

    "We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, um, very, um, pro-America areas of this great natio n."...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 23, 2008

    I'm pretty liberal. I think

    that everyone should have the right to their own opinion, what happens to their own bodies and to live happily, provided your idea of happy is not directly harming someone else. I don't believe in passing judgement on others because of their beliefs. I do, however, have a...
    astarael0 astarael0
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 14, 2016

    I need to rant. It's not like I can post on

    facebook and avoid ******* off everybody, but here at least I can do it semi-anonymously. First, I live in Kentucky. 75% of the state approves of Kynect, but they voted in a Republican governor that has vowed to do everything he can do undo Kynect. Since Beshear created it...
    Sheepdog22 Sheepdog22
    41-45, M
    8 Responses Nov 17, 2015

    Hey "Studmuffin," only a coward makes baseless

    accusations against someone they disagree with, and then prevents them from responding. I argue with conservatives on here almost every day, and am glad to debate my political ideas with those who are mature enough to handle it. 
    HellGeist HellGeist
    26-30, M
    8 Responses Jan 10, 2015

    According to the most common interpretation of

    biblical prophecy, Jesus will return only after things have gone horribly awry. Imagine the consequences if any significant component of the U.S. government believed that the world was about to end and that its ending would be glorious. The fact that nearly half of the American...
    LordSathanus LordSathanus
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Aug 24, 2015

    Why am I a liberal. People always ask me,

    because on face value, I grew up in upper middle class area, I am above Tax bracket, etc etc. However, when it comes down to brass tax; it is about the common good. Now the philosophic reason. Our government should represent everyone equally. My challenge for my...
    MsRebel MsRebel
    51-55, F
    6 Responses Aug 10, 2014

    anybody else feel like it's damn near

    impossible to have a logical debate with a republican?? their arguments are fallacious and based totally on pre existing beliefs. not what's happening to this country!!
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Jan 5, 2015

    Modern Liberalism is Far Left-wingnut

    Totalitarian Communist-leaning Horseshit and not truly Liberal at all.
    zMoonMine zMoonMine
    70+, M
    4 Responses Jan 26, 2016

    I wholeheartedly believe in the separation of

    church and state. I think that in order for this to be a free nation that values their citizens, we have to stop shoving the Christian religion down everyone's throats!!! It's ok to believe in a freaking purple cow if you choose to believe that way and it shouldn't matter to...
    deleted deleted
    8 Responses Apr 23, 2015

    I'm watching the debate again (after talking to

    my gf). I think I'm more scared of Trump or Cruz becoming President than anybody. Carson's talking about his experiences again (half of which may have been made up). Rubio is being asked about immigration. Anymore, more undocumented people are leaving than coming. So I'd say...
    Sheepdog22 Sheepdog22
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2015

    I would say I'm very liberal.

    I believe in equality for all and social justice for all. As much as I wanted to see a woman elected President this year I'm supporting Bernie instead. I think he's honest and I feel he's the one who can effect the changes our society needs.
    Megan857 Megan857
    31-35, F
    12 Responses Apr 1, 2016

    I think leftoids should learn the definition of

    right wing before they haphazardly apply it to anyone who disagrees with them. Right - wing: enthusiastic support for the main features of the current social and economic order, accepting nearly all of its inequalities of wealth, status and priviledge or support for a return...
    Chirieleison Chirieleison
    22-25, M
    2 Responses May 21, 2015
    batt1002 batt1002
    56-60, M
    1 Response Aug 8, 2015

    At the age of 2 years old,

    I became a legal immigrant to the United States of America. Now at 20 years old, I'm a full-fledged naturalized citizen and am now flourishing in my community, and bringing about what I believe to be positive changes. For these reasons, I urge our government to increase the...
    kruj132 kruj132
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 22, 2015

    It is taboo in our society to criticize a

    persons religious faith... these taboos are offensive, deeply unreasonable, but worse than that, they are getting people killed. This is really my concern. My concern is that our religions, the diversity of our religious doctrines, is going to get us killed. I'm worried that our...
    LordSathanus LordSathanus
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 24, 2015

    The Fox Five has got to be the single most

    idiotic show on that network. There are some close contenders, but I think we have a winner.
    memyself131066 memyself131066
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 10, 2015

    Fundamentally progressive liberals are OK

    changing the world to meet the needs of changing culture. Conservatives prefer to keep things the same and would prefer to avoid changing things and lament changes in culture. It is therefore unsurprising to me to hear the oft-repeated observation that young people tend to be...
    fastolfe fastolfe
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Feb 1, 2015

    In a recent Time Interview Trump admitted

    that corporations just don't want to pay taxes. I suppose we should thank him for skipping over the lies about taxes that are usually sold to the American public and telling the truth in a manner all simpletons can understand. No gibberish about how taxes hurt growth, cutting...
    CyborgBetty CyborgBetty
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2015

    Russell Brand - Messiah Complex - Fox News

    Immigrants Gays: https://youtu.be/jL0gHk0WY0c
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    26-30, F
    Mar 22, 2015

    Yes it's true - I'm one of those left-wing

    batshit crazy people. I wasn't always this way. I bought into the whole American philosophy of pulling yourself up by your bootstraps. I love this country with all it's flaws. I've travelled pretty extensively - both for pleasure and involuntarily ( thank you US Army) and we...
    ChilliDog ChilliDog
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Feb 20, 2014

    So Ted Cruz is better

    because he only wants to keep a bunch from countries where ISIS controls territory out, not all Muslims. Mmhmm... Trump is definintely wrong, and I love how he responded to Bush by insulting him rather than engaging the idea that we might lose allies by banning Muslims. But...
    Sheepdog22 Sheepdog22
    41-45, M
    Dec 15, 2015

    Back during the Revolutionary War,

    being conservative meant being a supporter of the Monarchy. Being liberal meant being a supporter of democracy. So, the Tories were the conservatives and the Patriots were the Liberals. That's because at the time having a democratically elected government was a Liberal idea...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock
    46-50, M
    1 Response Dec 16, 2015

    Oh jeez, now we're talking about how Obama's

    hasn't had the balls to do anything with China. Christie insists that he's gonna get all their embarrassing stuff and make it public. And I'm sure China won't retaliate, but I'm also sure Christie is just talking tough. Yes, I'd love to get China to be a democracy, but it's...
    Sheepdog22 Sheepdog22
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Dec 15, 2015
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