Questions definition of what is a liberal |

Questions definition of what is a liberal

Thank you to the self-proclaimed liberal who informed us in her letter to the editor, “Correct Information makes you a liberal” (Jan. 26), of what makes a liberal.

According to her, a liberal is, among other things, “not bound by … established forms in political … philosophy” (Oh, really?), “free from bigotry,” “inclined to welcome new ideas,” “friendly to suggestions or experiments of reform in the constitution …” and “(liberals) do not hate.”

She then expresses her “dislike,” a.k.a. “hatred” for the “ignorant puppet in the White House,” “greedy oil men administration,” “tax cuts to the wealthiest,” “radio commentators who brainwash the public,” “Von Rumsfeld,” “Ashcroft,” and “SUVs.”

There are two thoughts that come to mind:

1. According to these definitions, the Democrats don’t have any liberals running for president of the United States. We have heard nothing but “hate speech” during the primary from most of the Democratic candidates. Their rhetoric demonstrates that they are most likely willing to eat their young if it will get them power.

2. My grandpa was right when he told me never to trust anyone who is inclined to brag about how decent he/she is.

E. Jeremy Wright

Grass Valley

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