Proof that Democrats are NOT liberal.
First let’s define what Liberal IS.
favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs.
(often initial capital letter) noting or pertaining to a political party advocating measures of progressive political reform.
of, pertaining to, based on, or advocating liberalism, especially the freedom of the individual and governmental guarantees of individual rights and liberties.
favorable to or in accord with concepts of maximum individual freedom possible, especially as guaranteed by law and secured by governmental protection of civil liberties.
favoring or permitting freedom of action, especially with respect to matters of personal belief or expression:
Can we agree that Liberals advocate for INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM?
Do not go further until you grasp this.
Re-read the definition if you need to.
Okay, so what is more an individual freedom than the ability to choose what is best for you, yourself?
Which party platform will END the war on drugs?
Greens yes. Therefore Greens are liberal.
Socialists yes. Therefore Socialists are liberal.
Libertarians yes. Therefore Libertarians are liberal.
Democrats NO. Weed is still an issue for the criminal courts in the DNC platform.
Repuglicans NO. Weed is still an issue for the criminal courts in the RNC platform.
Therefore Republicrats are both CONSERVATIVE.
That is right.
Democrats are NOT LIBERAL.
Page 15 of the 2016 DNC platform merely SOFTENS the sentences for weed.
Weed users still go through the courts and have the OPPORTUNITY for rehabilitation.
But it is still a law enforcement issue.
It is part of their criminal justice platform.
It is still denying FREEDOM to the INDIVIDUAL and it is therefore a CONSERVATIVE policy stance.