Below is my response to a New York Times opinion piece about the importance of a liberal party.
Excellent article Bret. I want a place to perch and neither the Rs or Ds provide it. Though I do not agree with all your policies, the liberalism you describe is historic and truly guides the evolutionary arc towards sustainable justice; It is based on limits, accountability and balance. I am turned off by the righteous crusades of denouncement, right and left. Storming the Capitol was simply offensive and moved its cajoler to the league of Arnold, Burr and Jeff Davis. Unlike other commenters, you did not turn me off with identifying the righteous antiracist crusade. Anti Racism as it has been interpreted to me, establishes anyone not participating in the antiracist mantras and buying into the most recent anti racist denouncement including the narrative of white fragility is racist. It is sort of like sin to many — we are all sinners. It may be the most significant social issue of the era, but our culture will be improved by Mandela’s and MLK’s inspiration building cultural buy-in and not by a new authoritarianism. The current reckoning is powerful medicine and it must be applied consistent with liberal values or we may experience the tumbrels in motion again. We need a new liberal movement based on traditional liberal values, not the tumbrels.