I’m a liberal. I live in a red state, in a red city, in a red Palace.
I stand for liberal principles:
…free public education K-12 for all, and affordable higher education
… the decision to have an abortion is a personal choice of a woman regarding her own body and the government must protect this right. Women have the right to affordable, safe and legal abortions, including partial birth abortion
…the freedom to practice any religion or no religion without threat of violence
…the death penalty should be abolished.
…church and state should be completely separate. The rule of law is different from and better than theocracy. Religious expression has no place in government
…respect for and equal rights for all minorities including LGBTs Marriage is the union and right of two people who love each other.
…equality for women in every walk of life as men now enjoy
… free or low-cost government controlled health care
…a market system in which government regulates the economy. Government must protect citizens from the greed of big business
… the use of embryonic stem cells for research
…euthanasia should be legalized
…Individuals do not need guns for protection; it is the role of local and federal government to protect the people through law enforcement agencies and the military. Additional gun control laws are necessary to stop gun violence and limit the ability of criminals to obtain guns
… The government must produce a national plan for all energy resources and subsidize alternative energy research and production…
…Welfare is a safety net which provides for and protects the needs of the poor. Welfare is necessary to bring fairness to American economic life.
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