In 2010, it seems that many Americans are liberal when it comes to many issues. We no longer live in a time of discrimination, whether talking about race, gender, sexual preference, etc. Of coarse there are people in this country who support conservative ideas and there are many liberals who have conservative view points on some issues, but the liberal ideology is taking over this country. It also seems that many conservative ways of fixing problems have become outdated and are out of touch with today’s problems. Also minorities are standing up for themselves in unprecedented ways and it seems to be working. Something is happening right now in our culture that is exciting and it seems to be liberals leading the way.
- It was not until President Johnson, that civil rights became something that needed to be dealt with. Before him, civil rights was an important issue that was political suicide and many presidents were hesitant to take on the issue full force. While racism still exists, there are no laws limiting freedoms based on race. President Barack Obama is currently suggesting that the “Don’t ask don’t tell” policy of the military be appealed. It will be a lengthy process, but last week there was the first hearing on the matter in 17 years. In today’s liberal society, there is no reason to keep talented and qualified individuals from serving their country just because of their sexual preference. Women no longer make less money than men. Some studies even suggest that many women make more than men due to qualifying for higher paying jobs. Racial and social discrimination seems to be disappearing right before our eyes.
- The word liberal suggests that you are open to new ideas. When it comes to current world problems, why would you not be open to new ideas or new ways of fixing a given problem? Aren’t we all liberals? Our economy is in it’s worst state since the great depression, we are involved in two wars and unemployment is at around 10%. Shouldn’t we be open to new ideas?
- Conservative talking points and suggestions can be frustrating sometimes. For example, a popular conservative suggestion to fixing economic problems is giving tax cuts to Americans. The theory is that if people keep more of their money, they will spend more which will stimulate the economy. However, this theory does not work during economic situations like our current one because there is no consumer confidence. When people keep more of their money, they will now save it due to fear of the future instead of spending it.
In our current state of the union, many feel it is foolish to not take on new problems with new methods. Liberals have the majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate and there is a liberal president. Liberals seem to be the majority of power in our country and that seems to reflect our population. Everyone is a liberal.