Naw . . . Finn's not worth the time. He only comes here to sneer, make snide remarks about others and snarky comments about them. He doesn't participate in the music threads, he doesn't participate in jokes threads or other humor threads, he doesn't participate in food threads, he doesn't give ESL/EFL help, he doesn't offer relationship advice . . . he just comes for the political threads and to spread his nastiness.
Oh wait . . . that pretty well describes you, too, doesn't it?
Liberalism in the United States is a broad political philosophy centered on what many see as the unalienable rights of the individual. The fundamental liberal ideals of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion for all belief systems, and the separation of church and state, right to due process, and equality under the law are widely accepted as a common foundation across the spectrum of liberal thought.
Modern liberalism in the United States includes issues such as same-sex marriage, reproductive and other women's rights, voting rights for all adult citizens, civil rights, environmentalism, and government protection of freedom from want. National social services such as: equal education opportunities; access to health care; and transportation infrastructure are intended to meet the responsibility to "promote the general welfare" of all citizens. Some American liberals, who call themselves classical liberals, fiscal conservatives, or libertarians, support fundamental liberal ideals but disagree with modern liberal thought, holding that economic freedom is more important than equality, and that providing for the general welfare exceeds the legitimate role of government.
Since the 1930s, without a qualifier the term "liberalism" in the United States usually refers to "modern liberalism", a political philosophy exemplified by Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal and, later, Lyndon Johnson's Great Society. It is a form of social liberalism, whose accomplishments include the Works Progress Administration and the Social Security Act in 1935, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Thank you, Real Music! You have answered the question in the title of this thread. Who would have thought people can do that with a simple dictionary lookup?
It is noteworthy that the whine in this thread comes from someone who has been parroting President Plump's line on many issues. Personally, I ceased to believe he was "liberal" long before this last presidential election.
But the real absurdity is that there is no such club. He makes that claim so that he can effect a pose as a courageous thinker who marches to the beat of a different drummer--all while puking up conservative propaganda and his fear and hatred of women, shopworn platitudes which are all too common among a certain crowd.
. . . he just comes for the political threads and to spread his nastiness.
Max just comes here because he wants to be the center of attention. Well, here he is in his idiot thread, and he's (at least temporarily) the center of attention. He should be happy now.