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. Military
  39. Supreme Court rules that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry.

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

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