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BainsBane

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17. Liberal conveys a commitment to "free markets"
Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:00 AM
Dec 2012

That I don't share. Historically, liberalism emerged as the political corollary of capitalism. I'm now middle-aged and more moderate than I once was, so I'm reconciled to capitalism. But I'm not sufficiently enamored with it to identify myself as liberal if other options are available. I generally use the term leftist.

Liberals! [View all] Riftaxe Dec 2012 OP
please tell me the difference former-republican Dec 2012 #1
As far as i can tell, Riftaxe Dec 2012 #2
I would have to call my self a liberal then former-republican Dec 2012 #7
Not to me! Progressives want change. Liberals want humanity. Both are compatible in society. CTyankee Dec 2012 #13
That is a hard definiton to argue Riftaxe Dec 2012 #14
And what crap might that be?? scratcho Dec 2012 #26
+1 leftstreet Dec 2012 #37
I believe in the social contract liberal_at_heart Dec 2012 #3
The reason we do not have most of those things Riftaxe Dec 2012 #4
I agree 100% liberal_at_heart Dec 2012 #5
It's all in the name. n/t Egalitarian Thug Dec 2012 #6
And only the difference will divide us Riftaxe Dec 2012 #8
PROUD LIBERAL Skittles Dec 2012 #9
Taunting in good fun' Riftaxe Dec 2012 #12
YEE HAW Skittles Dec 2012 #22
JFK: I'm proud to say that I'm a "Liberal" pinboy3niner Dec 2012 #10
+1 Riftaxe Dec 2012 #11
A wonderful definition of "liberal". Thanks for posting it. pampango Dec 2012 #47
You seem a tad obsessed with labels tkmorris Dec 2012 #15
This message was self-deleted by its author Scootaloo Dec 2012 #16
Liberal conveys a commitment to "free markets" BainsBane Dec 2012 #17
That is an astute explanation Riftaxe Dec 2012 #18
I have no problem with either term, Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #19
Liberalism from the age of enlightenment has pretty Riftaxe Dec 2012 #20
You're entitled to your opinion, Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #21
Would love to know what you're talking about here Proud Public Servant Dec 2012 #25
Labels make it easier to drive wedges between people. n/t FSogol Dec 2012 #23
No problem with either... The Time is Now Dec 2012 #24
Dyed in the wool liberal Aerows Dec 2012 #27
Liberals think we can tweak the existing system. Progressives disagree. KamaAina Dec 2012 #28
Yup!! scratcho Dec 2012 #29
Spot on! BlueCaliDem Dec 2012 #31
You should make this an OP leftstreet Dec 2012 #34
Done! KamaAina Dec 2012 #45
Technically, "liberal" means one who favors change. closeupready Dec 2012 #41
Thank you this definition. bunnies Dec 2012 #42
Thank you. Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #43
A pragmatic progressive - I like to see this country move forward BlueCaliDem Dec 2012 #30
I think---- scratcho Dec 2012 #32
See two posters above me have completely differnt defintions. white_wolf Dec 2012 #33
The labels serve to avoid saying 'Working Class' leftstreet Dec 2012 #36
Liberal who grew up with a Red State Bircher...got out asap and moved to a wonderful Blue State libdem4life Dec 2012 #35
I am a liberal. Always have been, always will be. "Progressive" is a weak term to me. forestpath Dec 2012 #38
Unapologetic liberal, and proud of it. closeupready Dec 2012 #39
Can I be a Progressive Liberal, or a Liberal Progressive ... or ... JoePhilly Dec 2012 #40
I'm a LIBERAL RedCappedBandit Dec 2012 #44
I like liberal because it seems a lot of folks became progressive when liberal started TheKentuckian Dec 2012 #46
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