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Very proud to bear the liberal label

West Fargo Finally, after two grueling years of political campaigning, we have decided that President-elect Barack Obama shall be the leader of the free world. Throughout the overstretched political process, we have heard from many factions of ou...

West Fargo

Finally, after two grueling years of political campaigning, we have decided that President-elect Barack Obama shall be the leader of the free world. Throughout the overstretched political process, we have heard from many factions of our diverse society.

On one hand, we have a majority of our population that is tolerant and center-to-left or center-leaning that is willing to support a man who is part African-American as our president.

On the other hand, we have a segment of our population that is absolutely convinced that Obama is going to take away our guns (are you serious?), massively increase the amount of abortions (what?), and is an all-around bad person (based on what, Rod Parsley's banter?).

I would like to see and hear from these same individuals (unfortunately, that would be a fairly large part of our electorate here in North Dakota) in four years when they still have their guns, a woman's right to choose what to do with her body is still intact, and our economy is on the rebound.

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The definition of a conservative is someone who is closed-minded, whereas a liberal is considered someone who is open-minded. Quite frankly, if being a liberal means that we should be open-minded and able to see both sides of the issues and have the ability to make an educated decision on our own without stereotypes or someone else telling us how to think, then being a liberal is something to be proud of.

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