Almost all of these large or innovative government programs were strenuously resisted by conservatives.

  1. Panama Canal
  2. Interstate Highway System
    It wasn't Ike's idea. It was a liberal initiative begun in the '30s. Ike was a liberal.
  3. Almost all of our Labor Laws (and All Child Labor laws)
  4. The Marshall Plan
  5. Environmental Laws
  6. Freedom of Information Act
  7. Workplace safety laws
  8. The Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944" (a.k.a. "The GI Bill")
  9. Social Security
  10. The Space Program
  11. Securities Act of 1933 & Most banking Regulations
  12. The Peace Corps
  13. Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA)
  14. The Civil rights movement
  15. Fight against Nazis, Fascism and Totalitarianism
    (Wilson, FDR ,Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy were all liberals)
  16. The Development and Deployment for the Internet (DARPA/HPCA)
  17. The Tennessee Valley project
  18. Women's right to vote
  19. Universal Public Education
  20. National Weather Service
  21. National Science Foundation/Basic Scientific Research
  22. Product Labeling/Truth in Advertising Laws
  23. Public Health Service and CDC
  24. Morrill Land Grant Act (land for State public Universities)
  25. Rural Electrification
  26. Public Universities
  27. Bank Deposit Insurance
  28. Earned Income Tax Credit
  29. Family and Medical Leave Act
  30. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  31. Public Broadcasting
  32. Hoover Dam Project
  33. Pell Grants
  34. Americans With Disabilities Act
  35. State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
  36. Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act 
  37. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
  38. Ended Sexual Discrimination in the U.S. Miltary

So before you knock liberalism, remember it's given you MOST of what Americans take for granted–and so many have died for.

Please take a moment to Retweet this list below. It's far past time that America once again learned to respect, admire, and celebrate it's liberal nature, traditions and achievements.

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  • Anonymous

    Tragically Republicans have lost sight of civic responsibility, that virtue which recognizes any one in society stands on the shoulders of everyone in that society who helped build, educate, create laws & institutions, & fought to keep it free. If the GOP thinks society is so unimportant let them try to make a fortune living alone at the bottom of the grand canyon.

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  • Anonymous

    Jeezuz what books do you read? (if any) The names of the parties are immaterial. We are talking about ideals and style. I can see that this has you very confused.

  • Jeffsmithpeters

    You obviously have learned your history from a Glenn Beck course.  Marshall, Eisenhower, Hoover and Wilson all believed in the necessity for government to step in and assist in the safety net, in safeguarding food and water, in financing big projects meant to benefit all the people.  That is all they needed to believe in for today’s Tea Partyers to deem them as worthless liberals.   

  • JustAskingU

    Apparently you didn’t get the memo re how many American individuals pay no taxes? That’s liberal too. OTOH, very profitable corporations often don’t either. Republicans can take credit for that. What was the make up of congress when it passed the Fed Reserve & IRS acts in 1913? 

  • JustAskingU

    Wilson was gullible & later deeply regretted how the Allies handled Germany after WW1. Versailles Treaty? Was not exactly what Wilson had in mind–Germans signed peace treaty as believed Wilson, who was naive.

  • BPI Squirrel

    This is a right-wing myth. Every American – even non-citizens – pays taxes. They pay state and local sales taxes, federal, state and local gas taxes, property taxes (directly or in rent), and FICA withholding. They may also pay state income taxes. And yes, they pay federal income taxes, less any deductions and credits for which they qualify. For many below-median-income workers, that includes the Earned Income Tax Credit, enacted under President Ford (a Republican) and expanded under President Reagan (another Republican). The EITC exists to subsidize lower-income labor, so businesses could hire employees at a discount.

    If you’re so envious of them paying “no taxes,” you can join them in either of two ways. First, you could ask your boss to pay you less, so you qualify for the EITC. I’m sure your boss would be delighted. Alternatively, you could quit your job and start mowing lawns, mopping floors, washing dishes, or any of the many other low-income career fields that would maintain your eligibility for the EITC.

  • Pcappucci

    Can’t stand the facts can you?

  • Pcappucci

    Social Security has been working very well for 60 plus years. Just because the Republicans don’t like it and want to brand it as a failure….doesn’t make it true. S.S. has been a resounding success and has pulled millions of elderly out of poverty since it’s inception. Nice try though!