>by: Robert L. Gallimore | Democratic Liberal Umbrella | DLU 10-22-2011 | Updated |
Being Liberal Democrat vs. Being Conservative Republican in my book!
We have a two-party system Democrats & Republicans in the US and many would say three including Independents. Within the Democratic Party you have Liberal Democracy and Liberals is your label, be proud of that label and wear it proudly! Progressives are the far left of the Democratic party as is the TEA is the far right of the Republican Party and TEA is GOP plain and simple! Independent as the name implies is separate, they are on their own, not having ties to either party, but for the most part they align more with the Democrats! And from my perspective, they couldn’t careless about politics and the partisan fighting as long as things get done – like in the passive voice until provoked. As Webster put it: not influenced or controlled by others in matters of opinion, conduct, etc.; thinking or acting for oneself: an independent thinker. That’s what the Republicans fear that they (Independents) are inline to closely with the Democrats! This is a good thing and we need them with us!
My Independent friends do not cater to the Republicans BS and they’re conservative ways — that’s what they want — they want to confuse you into thinking that their way(s) was sanction by the hands of the almighty and a formal decree handed down by God too them! That to me is crap and I don’t put stock in that because that’s me; I don’t believe in that! Your beliefs are your own and believe in what you want. However, don’t push that on to how/what I should believe in. You just crossed the line! That’s what the Republicans try to do with their conservative ways; pushing Religion into Politics! You see they can’t separate church from state! Church and state are separate and to me this is why Republicans/TEA (they are one) try to project the word “Liberal” as dirty, shameful, and incomprehensible — so dirty that they feel — Liberals don’t believe in God! Yeah right we don’t and we don’t believe in the Tooth Fairy either!
Let’s forget the Republicans, forget the TEA party and get them out of Government — vote them out — before they have us all going batty with their Bullshit! They generalize too much and assume that being “Liberal” is being lazy and useless! That is a bunch of crap as well!
Being “Liberal” is a badge of Honesty, Openness (Open to new ideas, new ways of approaching life), and with Integrity – you are a Freethinker. We don’t live in the past! Read about “What We Stand For“, read about “Democracy” and then read about being conservatives. You compare, you choose and you make-up your own mind on what side fits your Being!
As for “Being Conservative” the past is your guide and it’s hard for them to move forward. Conservative Republicans are unable to move out of their reverse position in many ways; because they lack the fortitude to do anything different, to try new things, to see that the world is round and is continuously moving!
Conservatives are opposed to change plain and simple! We “Liberals” learn by our past mistakes and we move on. Conservatives as the word implies are cautious in their movements and would prefer to stay in the past and be guided by the Holy Bible and the Constitution! To each his own, I say and you pray on it! However maybe you need to see that the world is round, see that it’s continuously moving and stop pushing your ways on to others!
Being Liberal does not prohibit you from reading the Bible! Read your Bible put don’t let it consume you into thinking that’s the only way to live your life! I’m here to say that it’s not – plain and simple! Read and ask the question: It’s 2011 [whatever year] — Why Is God Still Involved In American Politics?
Politically, the Republican way is too conservative for this country for the main reason conservatives cannot separate Religion from Politics and instead of the verse! Being “Conservative” cannot see that people have rights to their own bodies, they cannot see that people have civil rights in how their voice their complaints, their opinions with the right to do so, they cannot see that they were once immigrants, that this country was built on the backs of immigrants every though they want to go back in time to — the Founding Fathers — 1776!
It could be that the Founding Fathers did not include the Minority population into the signing of the Constitution! And if I had to guess that’s it in the nutshell! So, being conservative is being closed-minded, is going back to the failed politics of trickled down economics, and continuously going back to the Reagan era! This is a new era, this is a new time, and this is a growing country of modern conveniences — gain some openness, get with the change, embrace the changing times — you just might like it!
Watch the video:
It highlights the difference between being [Liberal] Democrats and being [Conservative] Republicans!