I am always very careful when I use the word "liberal" when describing a person who I consider a "leftist". In many things I am more liberal than most "liberals" - which makes them leftists. Let me explain.
I live in possibly the most "liberal" community in the whole country - Madison, WI. If you don't believe me, come here sometime. The city council this spring may be majority progressive. Not Democrat, progressive. One thing that has always baffled me about progressives or liberals or whatever you want to call them is the constant insistence on restricting rights of people to do what they want. So, in Madison, you can be gay and proud or have a bookstore like this preaching Ward Churchill's message of hate, but not purchase a handgun. We can have a LGBT counselor (that is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender - see what I mean, I had never even heard of that acronym before I moved here 10 years ago) in the public schools, but you cannot open an adult entertainment facility in the city of Madison. We have one, but it got grandfathered.
Which brings me to this article. Dane County communities are trying to change ordinances to disallow any adult entertainment venues to open around them. That's not very liberal. I honestly don't have any problem with an adult entertainment venue. If you don't like it, just drive by. As long as no porno is displayed in the windows or something, what is the harm? One adult bookstore in Madison was almost shut down a few years ago because "liberal activists" decided one day they didn't want it anymore in their neighborhood. So this brings me to the point of my post here. If you restrict someone's rights, you are not liberal anymore, you are a leftist.
Crazy leftists I call moonbats - I am going to start taking photos of the species "Madison moonbat" and start posting them here with snappy captions. If anyone has photos of their local species of moonbat, I would be happy to post those photos, too.
Just to show you how much the Madison council members hate not just businesses, but capitalism, read this great article. A grocery store closed in a Madison neighborhood and Walgreens wanted to move in. The neighborhood didn't want the horrible specter of that mega corporation hanging over their pretty place, so they got the city council to deep six that idea. Instead, they made it a "blighted" area so they could jam city money into the project and create whatever they wanted. Just another sad chapter of what happens when leftists - not liberals - assume power.