Friday, July 20, 2007

Why am I a Democrat?

Almost every progressive move of the nation was long nurtured by liberals and opposed by conservatives at every step: abolition of slavery and child labor, legal birth-control, voting rights for women, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, minimum wage, workers' compensation, workplace safety, highway safety, Headstart, student financial aid, the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. I am dedicated to the achievement of a society that is both free and fair, embracing the four freedoms set forth by FDR, Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, Freedom from fear.

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