To all that came to our First Annual Los Angeles Blogger Poolside Barbecue and Ethics Conference, a big thanks.
In attendance were the big, the small (moi, but it was my house, so I was invited), the professional, the amateur (most of us), the famous, in other words, bloggers of every socio-economic strata, every profession imagineable, with one common thread stitching us all together:
We're Proud Liberals.
We believe the Bush administration is making the wrong choices for our country.
We support the troops in the only meaningful way: we want them home ASAP.
We believe the less fortunate deserve help from the more fortunate.
We believe the government is empowered to help society move forward, not resist change.
We believe people can exercise their rights under the Constitution to speak and assemble freely.
We believe the government should protect people's rights, and that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
We believe the highest life form in the US is the person, not the corporation.
We believe armed aggression by the US is a last resort, and should never be used for mere ideological purposes.
Anyone else want to chime in here? Let's write the New Liberal Declaration of Ideals.