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Commentary :: Politics
How "liberal" has become a poisoned brand
27 May 2009
"Where have all the “liberals” gone?
There was a time not too long ago when a North American would proudly refer to him or herself as a small-l “liberal.”
President John F. Kennedy talked about himself as a liberal."
"Might John F. Kennedy serve as a model for how “liberals” could again speak from their moral heart? Back when the assault on “liberal” was beginning, Kennedy passionately defended his ethical vision.
Kennedy said:
“If by a 'liberal' they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people — their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties — someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a 'liberal,' then I'm proud to say I'm a 'liberal.’”

to read Douglas Todd's article published in: The Vancouver Sun, 5/22/2009, click on
http://communities.canada.com/vancouversun/print.aspx?postid=381947
See also:
http://www.mbtranslations.com
http://www.vancouversun.com

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