Thursday, August 30, 2012

I am not liberal - Anonymous

I think that I have been made and/or influenced to think I should be liberal. I can think freely, but not express freely, for fear of being non-PC.

I am (and am not) liberal - Anonymous

I am not liberal in the sense of 'anything goes', but I do believe in liberty, justice, the essential human rights for all. All political parties should be liberal!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

'I am liberal' - Jasmine Hide

I think that really, everything should be nice in the sense of liberal being free(ish) and that people should feel OK to express themselves provided they aren’t hurting anyone.

Jasmine Hide is happy to have been selected and hopes that people understand what she's trying to say.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

'I am liberal' - David Peter

Liberalism defines the values and ideas of a civilised society.

David Peter is a former Liberal Democrat and one-time Powys County Councillor, now retired and studying with the Open University for fun!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

'I am liberal' - Mollie Lord

I am a liberal - we should be free to be the individual that we were born to be - AS LONG AS NO-ONE GETS HURT.

Mollie Lord is a therapist, who also reads philosophy at the Open University.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

'I am liberal' - Sarah Kettley

Process comes before abstract concepts - material before form; outcomes need to be grounded in the rich, contingent lives of people, not forced upon them.

Sarah Kettley, research in craft and design

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

'I am (NOT) liberal' - Tony Barrett

I think that with regard to:

SMALL THINGS (kids playing loud music on buses):  I am not liberal
MEDIUM THINGS (right to abortion):                         I am liberal
BIG THINGS (destruction of the planet):                      I am not liberal

Tony Barrett: Slightly depressed Green campaigner

Monday, August 6, 2012

'I am liberal' - Anonymous

An important aspect of liberalism is acceptance of the diversity within society, plus an acceptance that any civilised society has an obligation to support the less fortunate.

'I am liberal' - Christian Daw

There is an urgent need for all people to understand their inherent dignity. Liberalism affirms the self as sovereign.

Christian Daw is Head of Sixth Form, St. James Senior Boys' School, Ashford.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Want to take part?

Then do! There's plenty of thought-provoking stuff already on the blog, and we'd love new contributors to offer new perspectives or engage with previous posts.

You can take part in any way you like: a written entry of between 5-500 words, pictures, links...You don't have to be 'a' Liberal, or a Liberal Democrat, or even politically inclined, to take part - 'liberal' will mean whatever the public say it means!

The blog will run and run, but all entries submitted before September 30th will be put forward for consideration in the Why I am (or am not) liberal book, due out later this year. Don't miss your chance to be published!

'I am liberal' - Catherine Kennedy

I think that I am female and gay and deserve as much respect as anyone else...except the bankers. Screw them.

Catherine Kennedy is 23, overeducated and employed as a library assistant in Hampshire.