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Bernie Sanders at Liberty University

Bernie Sanders appeared at the ultra-conservative Liberty University to give a speech and answer questions. Here, Sanders answers a question about abortion:

I love the fact that Sanders is not afraid to stand up for his convictions, nor does he mince words or play the politician and say what his audience wants to hear.

You can watch the full event here.



  1. Michael wrote:

    Only Nixon could go to China, and only Bernie could go to Liberty. While I would have responded differently (being an academic/nerd, I would have included more of an analysis about the inherent conflict of rights, and redirected to policies that avoid abortion), I thought it was quite masterful how he avoided the trap. He blatantly ignored the moral question of abortion (which was what the moderator wanted) and framed it solely as government intrusion into private decisions. It dodged the question (since the law is supposed to protect the vulnerable and fetuses are vulnerable, shouldn’t the law protect them?), but it did so in a way that got to the real policy issue.

    Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:37 am | Permalink
  2. Hassan wrote:

    I like Bernie, I respect people who are consistent even if I do not agree with them. I can see myself voting for Bernie, even if I disagree with him with 70% of issues.

    Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 12:04 pm | Permalink
  3. Hmm wrote:

    Only 70%, in US politics, that’s a major success. 🙁

    Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 12:50 pm | Permalink
  4. Hassan wrote:

    HMM, that shows how much the people I agree 80% of time suck that I am willing to vote for someone I agree only 30% of time.

    Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 1:16 pm | Permalink
  5. Iron Knee wrote:

    I’m not sure I agree with myself 70% of the time! 🙂

    Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 2:07 pm | Permalink
  6. ThatGuy wrote:

    I think Sanders’ biggest problem is that the media is painting him to be the Trump of the Democrats. It’s insane on the face of it but there’s the Media’s need for “balance” for you. The sad part is I don’t think Sanders would be considered a radical leftist in any developed country but this one (where we already have Obama considered a socialist when, at most, he’s center-right overall).

    As of now, Sanders is my leading choice. His visit to Liberty was a pleasant surprise to me since I haven’t been following the race closely enough to know the candidate’s schedules. I think it says a lot about someone who is willing, particularly at this stage of the race, to go to such a hostile environment. Kudos also to Liberty for having him.

    Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 5:18 pm | Permalink