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An old man at my church asked a question in passing last weekend and I have been thinking about it ever since. This old guy is a former school teacher and coach. He is one of those guys who is universally loved by all in our community. Just one heck of a guy. But the question that he asked will certainly arouse some peoples hostilities, maybe even start some name calling.

After reflecting on the thing, I have decided that his question is a definite statment on where we are as a nation, and possibly a telling example of what we have done to our men and boys. An old man, asking what he feels is an innocous question, that would turn some folks, if asked in the right circles, into foaming at the mouth lunatics.

I submit for you the question: How can a man be a liberal?

See. Simple and to the point, but with a lot of meaning.

 

Comment balloon 12 commentsKevin Robinson • October 06 2009 10:37AM

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How about "War Hero" as an oxymoron.  Ya know, how can someone be a hero, when they're killing others?  I've seen Sargeant York, but that didn't seem to help.

Posted by Alix Pinzon, (562)743-6086 (Open Mortgage, LLC NMLS # 2975) over 9 years ago

Gregg- Maybe some of the soldiers who have protected your right to speak freely could better explain that one to you.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer over 9 years ago

According to Dictonary:

adjective

1. favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs.
2. (often initial capital letter) noting or pertaining to a political party advocating measures of progressive political reform.
3. of, pertaining to, based on, or advocating liberalism.
4. favorable to or in accord with concepts of maximum individual freedom possible, esp. as guaranteed by law and secured by governmental protection of civil liberties.
5. favoring or permitting freedom of action, esp. with respect to matters of personal belief or expression: a liberal policy toward dissident artists and writers.
6. of or pertaining to representational forms of government rather than aristocracies and monarchies.
7. free from prejudice or bigotry; tolerant: a liberal attitude toward foreigners.

Posted by Linda Tremblay, Associate Broker - Bucks County, PA Real Estate Services (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc, PA License #AB065488) over 9 years ago

Kevin,   I'm not quite sure how to answer that. My sense is that an older person looks to themselves to provide for their families.  They do not look to the government to cure all their ills.  Liberals today seem to lack morality and purpose. The liberal way of life is contradictory to the values that have driven this country for generations.

 

 

Posted by Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin over 9 years ago

Kevin,

I,m guessing you didn't write this one to increase your popularity. LOL

Posted by Hugh Krone, Realtor, Sussex County NJ (Weichert Referral Associates) over 9 years ago

Hugh- No. I seem to have a way of firing things up I guess.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer over 9 years ago

I do not see how a man can be a liberal but I can see how a male can be a liberal.

Posted by Ross Westerman over 9 years ago

Ross- Exactly right!

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer over 9 years ago

Maybe some MALE liberals can let us know what they think...

Gregg,

Maybe a war hero is someone who put others needs(lives) above their own.  Christ is my war hero!!

Posted by John Hersey, e-PRO Realtor (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty) over 9 years ago

Kevin - That dictionary better get a revised addition:

7.

free from prejudice or bigotry; tolerant: a liberal attitude toward foreigners.

Except if they are Christians, Republicans or a Conservative

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Be careful, one of the lib men might hit you with his purse!

Posted by Jon Budish (Resident Realty) over 9 years ago

Nick- Good point.

John- Mine too.

Jon- Ouch!

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer over 9 years ago

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