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Saturday, April 27, 2013

33 Reasons I'm a Liberal (guest post)

It's not originally mine but still true for me:
  1. I believe in science
  2. I believe corporations are businesses, not people
  3. I believe in equal rights, regardless of sexual orientation
  4. I believe that 47% of Americans aren’t looking for a government handout
  5. I believe in climate change, not that God has decided to use weather to “punish sin”
  6. I believe we must learn from history, not repeat it
  7. I believe women deserve the same rights as men
  8. I believe our sexual orientation is something we’re born with, not something we choose
  9. I believe immigration is what has made this country great, not what will bring it down
  10. I believe freedom for all means freedom for all
  11. I believe we have the right to own guns, but our Second Amendment says “well regulated” for a reason
  12. I believe in a living wage
  13. I believe you don’t create wealth by giving rich people more money
  14. I believe welfare helps the poor, it doesn’t punish the rich
  15. I believe health care is a right, not something for only those who can afford it
  16. I believe a woman has the right to choose what to do with her own body
  17. I believe a country is judged based on how they treat their poor, not their rich
  18. I believe there needs to be an economic threshold which we don’t let Americans fall below
  19. I believe we are not “entitled” to Social Security and Medicare, we paid into these programs–we earn these benefits
  20. I believe while we are all born in the same country, we are not all created equal, some people do need help
  21. I believe investing in education is more important than investing in bombs
  22. I believe nation building here is more important than the Middle East
  23. I believe rape—is rape
  24. I believe demand creates jobs, not tax cuts
  25. I believe in those “union thugs” like teachers, fire fighters and police officers
  26. I believe we support our military by not cutting VA benefits and only sending our troops off to war when there are no other options
  27. I believe we all have the right to follow whichever religion we want, or no religion at all, and our government should represent no singular set of religious beliefs
  28. I believe our Constitution doesn’t only protect the rights for which I agree, that it sometimes protects rights I disagree with
  29. I believe that being unemployed doesn’t mean you’re lazy, and most individuals who don’t have a job—want one
  30. I believe in an United States for the people, by the people, means we protect the people–we don’t leave them to suffer if they hit hard times
  31. I believe we should protect the weakest among us first, not the richest
  32. I believe we shouldn’t go broke trying to live healthier and longer
  33. I believe we should put people before profits
Funny thing is, too, a lot of these used to be assumed here in America--we've gotten away from them.

You wouldn't think we'd have to debate number 12, would you? Or 31. Or 33. Or...

Crazy.  In so many ways.

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