top of page
  • Writer's pictureFrank Victoria

Left vs Liberal

I remember a time when liberals and conservatives could work together. When they weren’t constantly at each other’s throats. One instance of that cordiality was when Ronald Reagan was President and democrat Tip O’Neil was Speaker of the House.

They disagreed on a whole range of issues, but at the end of the day you could imagine them having a drink together and telling Irish jokes. One incident stands out in my mind is Tip telling Reagan shortly after the election, “We play hardball here.” After a piece of legislation that Reagan pushed was passed into law, Reagan sent Tip a major league baseball bat.

This blog is based on a video by Dennis Prager, a radio host, political commentator, and a constitutional and biblical scholar. Prager U offers hundreds of five minute videos on a variety of topics. You can find it here:


Most people consider these to be synonymous. They are not. Here are several examples.

Race: Liberals always believed that a person’s skin color was insignificant and those who believe race is significant are racists. Meanwhile, the left believes the very opposite. To the left, it’s the liberal attitude toward race is racist.

That’s why, Prager says,  “The University of California officially lists the statement, ‘There is only one race, the human race’ as racist.’ Liberals have always been passionately committed to racial integration, while the left is increasingly committed to racial segregation—such as all-black dormitories and separate black graduations at universities.

Capitalism: Liberals are pro-capitalism because they favor free enterprise and know that capitalism is the only way to lift people out of poverty. Certainly, liberals want government to play a bigger role in the economy than conservatives do, but liberals never opposed capitalism, and they were never for socialism. Opposition to capitalism and advocacy of socialism are left-wing values.

Nationalism: Liberals believe in the nation-state. But the left divides the world by class rather than by national identity, the left has always opposed nationalism. So, while liberals have always wanted to protect American sovereignty and borders, the left is for open borders. The left despises the concept of nationalism. They see it as the path to fascism and think we should be “citizens of the world without borders.

View of America: Liberals have always venerated America. They were aware of America’s imperfections, but agreed with Abraham Lincoln that it is “the last great hope of earth.” The left, however, believes the left is the last, best hope of earth and regards America as racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, violent, and imperialistic.

Free Speech: No one has been more committed than liberals to the famous statement, “I wholly disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” But the left is leading the first widespread suppression of free speech in modern American history—from the universities to the tech companies that govern the internet to almost every other institution and place of work. Of course, the left claims to only oppose “hate speech.” But putting aside the fact that the left deems “hate speech” anything it differs with them, protecting what you or I might consider hate speech is the entire point of free speech.

Western Civilization: Liberals have always championed western civilization. They celebrate the West’s unique moral, philosophical, artistic, musical and literary achievements, and have taught them at virtually every university. The most revered liberal in American political history, President Franklin Roosevelt, often cited the need to protect Western civilization and even “Christian civilization.” Yet, when President Donald Trump spoke of the need to protect Western civilization in a speech in Warsaw, the left-wing media, also known as the mainstream media, denounced him. They argued that Western civilization is no better than any other and that “Western civilization” is just a euphemism for “white supremacy.”

Do you miss those old days when politicians put the country before politics?

I sure do.

What say you?


Frank Victoria is an award-winning author and screenwriter. He’s been an Amazon bestseller with his recent book,The Founders’ Plot, a political thriller for our times. He donates proceeds of his books to Tunnels to Towers and Fisher House, helping military veterans and first responders. His novella,The Ultimate Bet is available on his website and Amazon. Check out his new website:Frank M. Victoria

©2024 Frank Victoria

1 view0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page