Liberals follow proud tradition of speaking their minds |

Liberals follow proud tradition of speaking their minds

Butch Puff

Dear Editor,

It is with interest that I read about the ongoing debate in your publication and others concerning the Democratic liberals, their politics, social issues, and how they are so out of tune with the rest of the so-called conservative view.

Of course, I could use the mislabeled term “conservative,” but this, like so many other mislabeled terms, would not change how one chooses to follow politics and social issues during these difficult times.

I am proud to be 60 years old, a Democrat, a retired union member from United Food and Commercial Workers Local No. 7, a liberal, and a person who follows the proud tradition in the history of our country of being enough of an individual to speak my mind, help my fellow brothers and sisters, and be ever so aware of corporations and what they do with their so-called profits and where they go.

For those who draw the cartoons and speak about the liberal agenda of the Democrats, and those of us who fall under this label, we have big shoulders and say, “Thank you!”

Being a liberal is not a disease; it is just a different view of politics and social agendas, just as the conservative view is.


Butch Puff

New Castle

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