Wrong assertion made against liberals
I would like to respond to the fellow who wrote in lamenting his disgust in claiming that the Collegian was unfairly liberal. Personally, I do not know enough to render judgment on the Collegian. However, if this reader’s claim is mostly true and the Collegian has strong liberal biases, then he would be right to say that the newspaper needs more balance.
As a liberal I want sour along with my sweet – it’s just more healthy. However, on the reader’s second claim that liberals are only idealists and that conservatives are realists, I would strongly disagree.
Making this type of broad assertion is just plain wrong. For example, as a liberal I do not think that government can solve all of our problems, nor do I believe that markets are altogether bad.
Come on, ALL people believe to some degree in what things should be and that is more or less tempered by their understanding of what things really are.
There is an old saying in politics that you know when compromise has been reached when both sides walk away unhappy. Sorry man, but the truth is you wish for what you cannot have and learn to accept some loss, just as liberals do and just as every human being does.
Fort Collins resident