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by definition, yes, liberal

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on July 16, 2004 05:08 AM
From one entry found at dictionary.com:

liberal


      n. One who favors greater freedom in political

        or religious matters; an opponent of the

        established systems; a reformer

compare to (from same source):

conservative


      adj. Favoring traditional views and values;

        tending to oppose change.


    Therefore, if you think there's something wrong,
and you want to fix it, you are, by definition, a
liberal. If you tend to want to make anything
better, you are a liberal.


    If you don't want to fix anything, regardless of
whether you think there's anything wrong, you are,
by definition, a conservative. Although, personally,
if you _do_ think there's something wrong, and
you _don't_ want to fix it, I think you're also
nuts.


    To boil it down to really simple terms: liberals
give; conservatives keep.


    Note that either of these things is reasonable
and admirable in its own time and place. Right
here, right now, I think there's something wrong,
and I, for one, feel pretty liberal about it.

yours,

idfx

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