God Save Liberalism

Deborah Wassel ’07 has penned an analysis of the contemporary misuse of the word “liberal.” This rather unoriginal discussion of vocabulary ends abruptly when Wassel launches into a tirade against “a government dominated by religiously influenced policymakers”:

On the streets of New York, there are hundreds of crazy people who say that God speaks to them. Slap a suit on one of them, give him a couple million dollars and a membership to the Republican Party, and he’s fit to be President?

What the country needs now is not a split between Democrats and Republicans, conservatives and (God forbid) liberals, but rather, one governing group of rational, clear-headed politicians, bent on making good, fair policy — not upholding a moral Christian code.

Heaven help us if our politicians are moral.