Monday, December 11, 2023

LIBERAL: Look it up

| May 5, 2021 1:00 AM

Every time I see or hear a Republican complain about those “liberals” like it were a dirty word, I cringe, and think of the dictionary definition of liberal: “Bountiful, open-minded, marked by generosity and open-handedness; tolerant; not bound by orthodoxy or authoritarianism.”

I see nothing in the definition of liberalism to be criticized and decide that anyone should be proud to have those character traits. Call me a liberal, but not with criticism. Call me a liberal with praise.

Idaho Republican legislator Brent Crane argued that “the two bills limiting a governor’s emergency powers were to ensure that constitutional rights were never limited, or temporarily suspended for the greater good.”

Really, Brent? Individual rights are more important than the greater good? In a democracy? In the eyes of God? When a disease is killing people?

I guess so, unless you’re a liberal. And to think the House voted to override the governor’s veto.



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