OK. Literally everyone I know but five people is a frigging liberal, politically correct pansy. I hate to say it but liberalism is definitely on the rise.
Literally all major discoveries, in science, in politics, in technology, in ... were made by those who were willing to think and act outside the box. In other words, those who were " progressive " for their time. The world moves forward, so should we.
Unfortunatly, in some aspects such as economics
Based off the last congressional election, though it will be interesting to see if that holds true in this coming election. Ideologies seem to change often these days.