I have often been challenged by conservative students as to why my examples are so "liberal". To begin with I consider myself a moderate, swinging the spectrum depending on the issue. For example, I am pro-life but willing to give the woman the final choice (It is not ours to judge, but the Lord's, and we believe in a compassionate Lord). I am pro-health care and providing for the least of our brothers, which includes our responiblity as a people, meaning a government, to do so ("We the people" and "government of the people" have deeper meaning than elections). I tend to be pro-defense but was against our invasion of Iraq. In other words I am as complex and changing as the next guy. We all change over time, particurally if we read, reason, think and are open to change (part of the definition of liberal).
To begin with liberal ideas and concepts have been aligned with education from the beginning of the profession. When a mind is educated, it changes, and change, by nature, is liberal.
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