Liberals vs. conservatives

Should we wonder about political labels? Why are most politicians squeamish about being labeled a liberal? Liberal means unbigoted, tolerant, open-minded, humanitarian, generous, and enlightened. Aren't these virtuous attributes?

Then there's the label conservative - why are politicians so proud to wear it? Conservative means unprogressive, unchangeable, status quo, and old-line.

Perhaps we should stop labeling politicians. Instead, let's rate politicians on a scale from 1 to 10 for their achievements. Irving C. Lopour, Kimberling City, Mo.

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