“It’s Fourth of July weekend, or, as I call it, exploding Christmas.”
– Stephen Colbert
“True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth…”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.”
– Albert Camus
“I always have the most fun on the Fourth of July. You don’t have to exchange any gifts. You just go to the beach and watch fireworks. It’s always fun.”
– James Lafferty
“In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.”
– Barack Obama
“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle. But with family picnics where kids throws Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.”
– Erma Bombeck
“All people are born alike. Except Republicans and Democrats.”
– Groucho Marx
“And one day people will celebrate this day by getting shit-faced and lighting Chinese explosives – Thomas Jefferson 1776.”
– Zach Braff
“The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful and virtuous.”
– Frederick Douglass
“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
– John F. Kennedy
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘My ignorance is just as good as your knowledge’.”
– Isaac Asimov
in Texas, as well as in other predominantly conservative regions of the United
States, the term “liberal” is equal to demonic.
Personally, I consider myself a political and social moderate – which,
to most conservatives – still means liberal.
Anything to the slightest left of the small-minded rhetoric of
right-wing, Judeo-Christian ideology is blasphemously liberal. But, as you surely know by now, I deplore
being placed in boxes to suit other people’s needs and desires. Those who have dared to always end up with a
rectal thermometer-style rebuke from me.
Their rules don’t apply to me.
for the past 30 years, liberals have allowed themselves to be defined by the
opposition. They’ve hidden their true
sentiments about politics and social order within the lockboxes of their
minds. Outspoken liberals have been
relegated to the coastal U.S. and urban America. Thus, they are viewed as elitists and
globalists; cretins who dismiss the notion of “American exceptionalism”
(whatever the hell that’s supposed to mean).
truth, liberal means educated and open-minded; compassionate and
understanding. I’m steadfast in my own
outlook and opinions. Overall, I’m just
left of the center, which – again – means extremist, bleeding-heart,
bed-wetting liberal to the right-wingers.
They can call me whatever name they wish, if it makes them feel
empowered in their MINI Cooper of a mind.
I’ve endured worst name-calling grade school.
if being liberal means…
- I believe true freedom begins
with free speech and the right to vote and not with a gun.
- I believe the United States was
founded on religious freedom and separation of church and state and not
- I don’t believe White males have
all the answers.
- Europe is not the foundation of
- I read more than the Christian
Bible and a TV guide.
- Men and women possess different
attributes, but are still equal
- The human race is really the only
race on Earth.
- There is life beyond this planet.
- Industrial enterprises don’t have
the right to profitably pollute the environment.
- Queer people aren’t diabolically
you can call me a liberal. I call myself
a human being with my own thoughts and opinions. And I don’t have to run any of these by other
folks, just to get their approval.