John F. Kennedy Liberal Democrat

John F. Kennedy Liberal Democrat
Source: U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy in 1960

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The American Mind: Video: Charles Kesler Interviewing William Voegeli, Secrets of The Liberal Agenda

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on WordPress

The title of this video is “The Secret Liberal Agenda”. So hearing that I thought to myself, oh no! The Right has figured out our secret agenda of economic and personal freedom and equality for everyone and are going to use that against us! And then I had a big drink of something, went to the bathroom as a result and calmed down and thought about a couple of things. Wait, why would it be bad if the public found out the Liberals want both personal and economic freedom for everyone and that for all of us to have quality opportunities to achieve those things. And why would keep those things a secret?

As far as what Charlie Kesler, lets call him and Bill Voegeli were talking about, I didn’t hear any mention about any so-called secret liberal agenda. I did hear them talk about compassion and feeling for other people especially when they are down, for lack of a better phrase. But I did hear them talk about compassion and if compassion makes people Liberals, then America has a lot of Liberals and probably the most in the world. Because we are the most generous country in the world when it comes to private charity at least, both for Americans and people outside of America. And perhaps even when it comes to public charity if you look at our foreign aid.

I do believe that America has a lot of Liberals, real Liberals that is and not just people who call themselves Liberals, but are actually more socialistic or social democratic at least as far as they practice their politics. But you don’t have to be a Liberal to be compassion. Just a decent and caring human being who doesn’t believe that you are entitled to everything, at least everything good. And don’t give a damn about anyone else, especially people who are struggling and are even barely surviving.

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