I was inspired by a conservative who opened a similar topic on a left-leaning (though non-political) forum. Here's the link to the thread, for those who are curious: http://www.teamliquid.net/blogs/view...opic_id=332409

To copy his tagline: If there is anything that a member of CU would sincerely like to ask regarding either liberal beliefs or justifications thereof, I'd like to answer to the best of my ability.

As a caveat, I can't possibly speak for all liberals, and in many cases I won't even agree with them. Unlike the original poster of the linked thread, I am not involved in politics - my motive isn't to convert people to my way of thinking, even if I were articulate enough to be capable of this. But it will certainly be an interesting experience for me, and perhaps for others here as well.

In case it is helpful, here is a bit of information about myself.

Demographics: Young, male, non-religious engineer living in the Chicago suburbs.

Politics: One of the more fitting summarizations of my views I've read recently was Post-Modern group from Pew (http://www.people-press.org/2011/05/...roup-profiles/). I've voted for the last two libertarian candidates for president, mostly out of wishing there was a viable third party. In midterms and local elections I tend to side with Democratic candidates. I don't consider Obama to be a particularly good or particularly bad president. Of the 2012 GOP presidential candidates, Huntsman was the only one who would have gotten my vote; Romney and Paul were ok. I disliked the rest of the field to varying degrees.