As the primary season is winding down, and I have struggled with some aspects of my own political identity, I stumbled upon this: Defining Liberalism:
Liberalism is not so much a party creed or set of fixed platform promises as it is an attitude of mind and heart, a faith in man’s ability through the experiences of his reason and judgment to increase for himself and his fellow men the amount of justice and freedom and brotherhood which all human life deserves. — Sen. John F. Kennedy (>), September 14, 1960
A liberal is someone who strives for individual freedom and liberty. He believes in enforcing laws, free enterprise, and worker protection. She believes in quality education, nondiscrimination, and environmental protections. Liberals try to use the government to improve the quality of life of American citizens. — Amy Schley, The Missouri Miner
This is a small part of what I believe in. I think the Democratic Party is closer to this than the Republican party–but I keep thinking that another party maybe a closer fit for me.
So, Dear Readers, tell me about your political identity.