Definitions shift. Words take on new meanings. Ideas are interpreted in the context of time and culture. Conservative and Liberal have taken on new meanings. Let’s look at the word liberal in 2008.
Barack Obama is called a liberal. But he is only a liberal in the context of the issues facing this country today. In 2008 liberals support these ideas:
- Support the recommendations of the 911 Commission.
- Provide health care to children.
- Maintain a minimum wage.
- Support embryonic stem cell research.
Readers – Is being a liberal a bad thing?