Achievements of Liberalism in the U.S. by @Shoq

My twitter friend, @Shoq, has put together a list of liberal achievements on his blog, Shoq Value, almost all of which were opposed by conservatives (and many Republican's in general). If you're on twitter, you should follow him.

  1. Interstate Highway System
  2. It wasn't Ike's idea.
    It was a liberal initiative begun in the '30s. Ike was a liberal.
  3. Almost all of our Labor Laws (and All Child Labor laws)
  4. The Marshall Plan
  5. Environmental Laws
  6. Freedom of Information Act
  7. Workplace safety laws
  8. Social Security
  9. The Space Program
  10. The Peace Corps
  11. The Civil rights movement
  12. Fight against Nazis, Fascism and Totalitarianism (Wilson, FDR , Truman/Eisenhower/Kennedy. All libs
  13. The Development and Deployment for the Internet (DARPA/HPCA)
  14. The Tennessee Valley project
  15. Women's right to vote
  16. Universal Public Education
  17. National Weather Service
  18. National Science Foundation/Basic Scientific Research
  19. Product Labeling/Truth in Advertising Laws
  20. Public Health Service and CDC
  21. Morrill Land Grant Act (land for State public Universities)
  22. Rural Electrification
  23. Public Universities
  24. Bank Deposit Insurance
  25. Earned Income Tax Credit
  26. Family and Medical Leave Act
  27. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  28. Public Broadcasting
  29. Hoover Dam
  30. Pell Grants
  31. VISTA
  32. Americans With Disabilities Act
  33. State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)

So before you knock liberalism, remember it's given you MOST of what Americans take for granted--and many died for.


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