In current parlance, the term “liberal” has become a pejorative. Liberalism has been falsely equated with collectivization at home and weakness abroad. Liberals are portrayed as “bleeding hearts”, out of touch with the mainstream, lost in fantasy, incapable of getting things done.
In truth, liberal ideals are American ideals. From its birth, our Nation’s success, prosperity and well-being have been secured by implementing liberal principles. When others have wished to hold us back, it’s been Liberals who’ve had the courage, tenacity and vision to move us forward and make us better and stronger.
Liberalism on the Run
Given all the right wing blather these days, it might come as a surprise to learn that most Americans agree with liberal principles. Yet poll after poll reveals that overwhelming majorities of Americans favor:
- Universal healthcare with a public option;
- Addressing deficits not by cutting programs, rather by restoring tax levels on the very rich;
- Keeping Social Security healthy & intact;
- Ending the needless wars in Iraq & Afghanistan;
- Protecting women’s choice;
- Maintaining separation of church & state;
- Moving to energy independence through renewable sources;
- Election reform and campaign finance limits;
- Strengthening regulations that protect us from the rapacious greed and misdeeds of banks & corporations.
While the talking heads try to convince us the country is turning red, the American people are telling us that in fact, they’re all blue states.
Why then, is Liberalism on the run? In large part because its traditional standard-bearer, the Democratic Party, has gone astray in both words and in deeds. An impostor Democrat in the White House has thrown open the gates of our free, egalitarian society and allowed the corporate brigands to sack and pillage our nation. The wishes and principles of the majority of Americans are being ignored.
A True Liberal Nation™
Enough of that. Today we announce the inception of True Liberal Nation™. A nationwide advocacy group, True Liberal Nation will:
- Combat the defamation of liberalism, and fairly present the true liberal principles espoused by most Americans;
- Urge the Democratic Party to return to its principles and to nominate candidates that support true liberal principles;
- Endorse, support and vote for only true liberal candidates, regardless of party affiliation;
- Support third party candidates, or field candidates of our own when required.
This is not an astroturfed movement. It’s not even grassroots. True Liberal Nation is more a “grass seed” movement — germs of ideas and actions with you providing the watering to see them grow. We announce two action items today, both to deal with our most urgent task, replacing ASAP that corporatist whore in the White House with a competent true liberal. They are simple and fun to participate in, so please do take part in them.
Take a look here at the other initiatives, campaigns and action items planned by True Liberal Nation. Then contact us today at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how you can join in.
Now’s the time to get America headed forwards again, and we’re the ones who need to do it.
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