Yesterday, after many people had gone from coffee club, those of us remaining were discussing what victories the liberals have had over our lifetimes. Here is a list of things liberals accomplished, and which now even most conservatives accept as settled:
1. An end to legal segregation of the "races" and also, to a great extent (not complete) an end to de facto segregation.
2. Guaranteed voting rights for minorities.
3. Medicare and Medicaid.
4. Legal equality for women.
5. Rights of access for handicapped people.
6. Forcing an end to the Vietnam War, and the draft.
7. (from IRISH MIKE) -- Social Security and minimum wage.
8. (From Bud:): Cleaner air. I can remember the pollution.
9.( FromSPARTY) Federally mandated 40 hour workweek.
10. 11. 12. 13. (From SCOT) - Endangered Species Act, Freedom of Information Act, ending "in loco parentis" at universities, bottle deposits (where they exist).
FEEL FREE to add to this list. In fact, it should be lengthened.