I am a liberal. Yes, I’m also a progressive. That’s a word – progressive – that liberals who fear being called liberal employ to mask the fact that they are liberals. Well, I’m a liberal and I invite all liberals to call themselves just that – a liberal.
I am a liberal and I am proud to call myself a liberal and John F. Kennedy said it all:
But 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.”