Viscount Palmerston The Liberal Party grew out of the Whigswho had their origins in an aristocratic faction in the reign of Charles II and the early 19th century Radicals. The Whigs were in favour of reducing the power of the Crown and increasing the power of Parliament.
The first chairman of the Liberal Party was Adolf A. Berle, Assistant Secretary of State in the Roosevelt Administration who worked with unionists David Dubinsky and Alex Rose, academicians John Dewey and Timothy Costello, the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, liberal forces in business and labor and community activists throughout the State to make the Liberal Party an alternative to the corruption dominated Democratic Party and a Republican Party ruled by Big Business and special interests; to make the Democrats honest and the Republicans more moderate.
The Liberal Party has a history of supporting candidates on the basis of merit, independence and progressive viewpoints regardless of party affiliation. Bill of Rights, rent control in NYC, academic freedom and tenure in our schools, consumer protection laws, separation of church and state, the differences between private and public rights and an independent judiciary.
Supreme Court in Roe v. Today the Liberal Party is especially aware of the erosion of the liberal principles which made America the greatest force for freedom and justice the world has known.
Bush and now the Tea Party and the overwhelming influence of Big Business, the Liberal Party has developed a Platform which is based on the continuation of its core principles: This national epidemic of failure has continued for thirty years despite efforts to stop it.
The failure has a singular cause which has yet to become widely known or accepted. The Liberal Party supports these findings and the recommendations that student teachers must begin working in public school classrooms in their freshman year not in the final months of their senior year.
Today three of five young teachers leave teaching within five years — an unheard of result in any professional field, but a perfect example of their inability to do the job. In addition, the Liberal Party supports a national program of continuing education for present teachers on a scale never before attempted in this country.
Such a program could serve as a model for a retraining effort. With three of four high school graduates in New York unable to attend a community college without at least a year of remediation, such a program is a dire necessity.
Health Care The Liberal Party supports universal health care and every effort to make that result a reality in this country.
We support current legislative efforts to make affordable health care available to millions who have never received it. We believe that a public insurance option remains the best safeguard against the continued dominance of private health insurers who literally now control the day to day practice of medicine.
We will continue to pursue that addition to health care legislation at every opportunity.
We continue to support the Roe v. Wade decision and will work continuously to counter efforts on a State level to overthrow this hard-won freedom. Recent efforts to remove payment for birth control from our Health Care legislation, is an example of why liberal forces must always be vigilant.
Now gender equality is being sought. We support this effort. And we support the development of a fair and equitable national immigration movement which provides a level playing field of opportunity for those immigrants who are here and those who want to be in this country.
Crime The Liberal Party retains its long held belief that the death penalty is both inhumane and not a deterrent to violent crime. We recognize the serious flaws in our criminal justice system which has a recidivism rate so high that America has more people in jails and prisons than any other nation in the world.
We also recognize the flaws in our juvenile justice system where there is a greater dependence upon detention than prevention. Both systems need to be changed.
The Environment The battle to protect our environment from man-made dangers is a never-ending effort. The Liberal Party supports opposition to unregulated hydro-fracking, the process which frees natural gas from deep-underground shale but seriously endangers the water supply.Jun 28, · The Democratic party is a specific liberal party/institution, the same way that the republican party is a specific conservative institution.
Most democrats are liberals as the party pursues liberal goals with a liberal image, although the party also contains some moderate centrists in its right wing, and some radical far leftists in its left wing, neither of whom are liberals. Can the Liberal Party hold its ‘broad church’ of liberals and conservatives together?
April 9, pm EDT John Howard, pictured here with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, is fond of describing the Liberal Party as a “broad church”. Brief History and Platform of the Liberal Party In , President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and liberal members of the then communist-dominated American Labor Party, formed the Liberal Party of New York State to help FDR secure a ballot line countering forces favoring the election of Henry Wallace.
Liberals believe in government action to achieve equal opportunity and equality for all. It is the duty of the government to alleviate social ills and to protect civil liberties and individual and human rights.
The battle between liberals and conservatives continues to split the Liberal Party, but its past heroes would find the ideological division puzzling. Liberals believe in government action to achieve equal opportunity and equality for all.
It is the duty of the government to alleviate social ills and to protect civil liberties and individual and human rights.