Liberal and proud of it
June 13, 2008 · Updated 4:23 PM
Usually when I see a letter to the editor from Roger Hancock, I just move on
and dont waste my time reading it. However, his letter of June 19 (Democrats twist elections in their favor) was so vile and offensive that I must comment.
I am proud to be a Democrat. I do not have to insult or attack the dignity
of anyone to make a point.
Democrat is not a dirty word; liberal is not a dirty word. In the words of
Websters Dictionary, a Democrat is one who practices social equality. A
liberal is favorable to progress or reform. The word liberal pertains to
representational forms of government rather than monarchies or
aristocracies. A liberal lives in accord with concepts of maximum individual
freedom possible, especially as guaranteed by law and secured by
governmental protection of civil liberties. A liberal strives to be free
from prejudice or bigotry. To be liberal usually means to be tolerant and
I am proud to be a Democrat. I am proud to be a liberal. I am proud of
Democratic accomplishments. It goes without saying, I am proud to be an