Why I am liberal?

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by Phdtobe, Mar 3, 2019.

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  1. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    https://www.thenation.com/article/why-i-am-liberal/

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-im-a-liberal_us_58151cece4b09b190529c5b5


    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/i-am-a-liberal-democrat-heres-why-i-am-convinced-that-medicare-for-all-is-a-bad-idea


    I have some liberal/socialist ideas:

    I prefer the Canadian universal health system.

    I prefer the German free /low-cost education for all

    A woman has a right to chose, but abortion makes me sad.

    Single-sex marriage is fine with me.

    I support government old age pension base on employees contributions.

    I am against government support of corporate welfare
     
  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  3. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    I followed a different path than most people. I became more liberal as I got older. I used to only be for civil unions, but then I thought about how separate but equal is never really equal. And, why should I even care if two people of the same sex get married? Other things I learned from observation and reading factual articles. I had a conservative teacher in high school who I looked up to, and I found out that he was an idiot who was wrong most of the time. I'm not saying that conservatives are factually wrong; I'm saying that this particular man influenced me with bad information.
     
  4. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    I also progressed from civil union to marriage.
     
  5. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    My preference is that government not be in the marriage business at all, but if it is then it should be open to any consenting adults.
     
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  6. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    I will even go further, that consenting adults should legally have the rights to get into sex- financial relationship. The laws against a legal sex industry have been most unhelpful to women.
     
  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    Sure, both of these are specific cases, where the general case is that consenting adults should be able to do whatever they want.
     

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