Why I’ve Decided to Stop Calling Myself a Liberal

I’ve been meaning to write this for a while but just hadn’t gotten around to it. Heck, odds are most people won’t even read it anyway. But I felt the need to “vent” a little and explain myself going forward for those who often read things that I write, follow me on Twitter or have […]

Losing Liberal Lockstep, or Why Stealing From The GOP Playbook Is Bad

I sure as heck am a liberal. Politically, ideologically, and definitely socially. It’s that last part that gives me trouble these days, though. Not because of my opponents; most of those can’t debate their way out of a wet paper bag, and depend on sites like Drudge and Fox News for their slanted data. Anyone […]

Wouldn’t Life Be a Lot Simpler if You Were a Conservative?

Some days as a liberal I sit back and wonder to myself, “Wouldn’t life be a lot simpler if I were a conservative?”  Now I know the response from many who read that will be along the lines of, “Hell no!”  And I don’t really mean that I wish I were a conservative.  But, jeez, […]

Empathy vs. Sympathy: The Difference Between Liberals And Conservatives

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines empathy as “the experiencing as one’s own of the feelings of another; also: the capacity for this.” Merriam-Webster defines sympathy as “an expression of sorrow for another’s loss, grief or misfortune.” There is a difference between empathy and sympathy, and that difference may help us understand the difference between liberals and conservatives. […]

“Coming Out Liberal”: Why Some Conservatives Fear Renouncing Their Republicanism

I’ve stated numerous times before that I don’t really view most Republicans as members of a political party.  I view most conservatives more as members of a faith-based political cult.  I call it “Republicanity.”  It’s a mixture of some form of political ideology blended with a handful of excerpts from the Bible.  Facts, science, math, […]

35 Reasons Why I’m a Liberal

There’s a lot of back and forth rhetoric between conservative and liberals.  Whether or not either will admit to it, both sides have their points. Then there are those who say “both parties are the same,” those are the people I simply dismiss as ignorant.  Are the parties similar on some levels?  Of course.  But […]