Many Republicans view "liberal" as synonymous with "socialist." Do you think that's accurate?

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  • 3 weeks ago
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    No, of course not.  Many liberals are traditional capitalists.  They're not in the least bit interested in socialism beyond the most basic social programs and usual government services. 

  • L'nya
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    Matt 4:8,9 jw.org

  • 3 weeks ago

    YES........................

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    No! A true liberal will stand up for everybody's liberty, even gun owners. The founders of America were liberal, not socialist. Jesus was considered a liberal by the conservative church's of his time. A socialist, like a Nazi, believes that a few people should have power over all other people. They do not believe in individualism, or free thought. When people are not allowed to think for themselves, they become slaves.

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  • No. A socialist is a socialist, and a liberal is a liberal. If the question is do liberals share views with socialists, then the answer depends on just what you mean by “socialism.” If what you mean by “socialism” is government doing anything that could be done privately, including fire services, police, and so on, then yes. (That is the definition used by Bernie Sanders, whom I think is on the left end of liberalism, or maybe a bit left of that.) If by “socialism” you mean the government controlling the entire economy as in the old Soviet Union or China, then, no. (That seems be generally what conservatives think of when they think of socialism.)

    To be a socialist and a liberal is to be a deeply confused person.

  • 3 weeks ago

    There are no " Liberals " on the Left any longer , they are instead Leftist Identity Politics Fascists .

    The closest thing to a Liberal these days are the Libertarians who have little objection to capitalism .

  • Quay
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    No. Not all liberals, or even the majority of them, are socialist (as evidenced by the vote tallies against AOC's Green New Deal). The ones who do call themselves socialists though simply happen to be the most loud, idiotic, and mentally deranged.

  • I view Liberals as Selfish  and in the eyes of some they see socialism is their way out of work and responsibility

  • David
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Like a great many things that Republicans believe, it is comically inaccurate.

  • 3 weeks ago

    No it is not accurate it is just a talking point.

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