What I believe: Why I am a Liberal But Not a Democrat

by Regis Boff

Women control their bodies.
Helping the poor is an act of societal kindness and not a reparation for ancient histories.
No death penalty
The only economic system that works is capitalism all others turn us into slaves at best, insects at worst.
Public schools are best but where they are not successful parents must have vouchers to save their children.
Stem cell research is commonsense as long a scientist doesn’t kill to use it. A cell is not life.
Energy sources depend on the needs of the poor and are not philosophical theories. Someone will invent a solution to energy. Keep people warm until then in the cheapest possible way.
We should be allowed to kill ourselves, quickly and painlessly.
There is nothing we can do about global warming except invent our way out of it.
Guns should not be eradicated. Weapons are the last line of protection for Liberal ideas. You can’t simultaneously be against the evil of government and for self-disarmament. Liberals will lose here. They always do.
At this point, our ruthless media is more dangerous to our ideas than is the worry about separating church and state. Religious institutions are closer to the kindness of Liberalism than are our corporate overseers.
Sex as a daily obsession didn’t much help Rome and it won’t help us either. Let people do what they want and never confuse their persecution with their worth. Marry who you want.
There should always be social security. This is easy to prove, just get old.
Welfare is mandatory. Dependency and intergenerational destruction must be guarded against.

My beliefs are not represented by today’s Democrat party. It would be easy for Trump supporters to be brought in if we did not hate them and him so much. They are neither unkind or stupid. Neither is he. They know when they are looked down upon.
Remember, Liberalism is a luxury, it arises as a political system only when great wealth is present. Once it becomes a political party the heart is torn out of our goodness.