16 Feb 2018
1) What is liberalism for you and what made you join the movement and set your career on it?
To me, liberalism goes hand in hand with liberty. It is the liberty to live my life the way that I choose, as long as I am not harming other individuals; the liberty to pursue my dreams in an environment that is hospitable to such a pursuit; and the liberty to be part of an open society that is receptive of new ideas, and welcoming of all individuals--regardless of race, religious affiliation, gender, or sexual identification. As such, my liberty is firmly entrenched in that of others; it is not possible to live in a liberal society when others are not afforded the same basic human rights of tolerance, and the ability to pursue my dreams, that I have been afforded.