Re: "Liberals: How about an apology for failures?" (letter, 5-6).
I hope there aren’t too many people who agree with the writer's apparent disdain for liberals. History shows us that to be misguided thinking.
Those who choose to make the word "liberal" sound like a curse word seem to forget that it was liberals who founded this country. It was also liberals who ended slavery, brought women the vote and won workers’ rights (the eight-hour day, weekends off, health plans, pensions).
Liberals risked their lives to win civil rights. It was liberals who brought us Social Security and Medicare. Liberals continue to fight for a free education for everyone, for preserving the environment and for saving the Earth from extinction.
It’s liberals who know that we are all in this together and that the common good is what makes America strong. So, no, I don’t think liberals need to apologize for anything. It might just be the other way around.