a former colleague left this on my fb page
"When did you get so left wing? Is it a college prof thing?"
This was my response...
If you must know, I got so "left wing" well before becoming a college prof.
I started going left wing when the right questioned my patriotism because I didn't support a war w/ a country that did not attack us.
I started going left wing when the "small government" right decided women don't have a right ... to choose...and wouldn't let a Florida woman die with dignity.
I started going left when "small" Government right wingers bloated the federal government.
I started going left when folks at the Republican National Convention in 2004 mocked a Vietnam Veteran with a Purple Heart while supporting candidates that used family influence to avoid service.
I started going left when the right gleefully chants "Drill, baby, drill" instead of addressing the problem.
I started going left when the "right wing" decided to call a "Christian" an "Arab" as if Arabs are evil.
I am a proud liberal, but I don't judge friends that have a different view
I think the list could go on and on.
And here is the rest of it.