“A Liberal Marine.”
My ideals are not “liberal.” Today’s rightwing defines them that way.
And I won’t let them define me.
My ideals are not “progressive”, or “liberal”—they’re American.
And that’s what I am.
~ An American Marine
Wanting to be a beacon of hope and liberty, for the world’s “tempest-tost ”, should never be labeled with scorn, or attacked, by any American.
The men and women who built them, did so to heal and educate.
And every time they built another one, they made America “greater.”
Wanting to honor their intentions doesn’t make me “liberal”, it makes me “American.”
Some of them, the most vile humanity has ever seen.
But we also strive to be better, and hold to account, those who lead us astray.
I believe this moment will prove, once again, that we can rise to that occasion.