About Me

John Liming

John R. Liming is the author and publisher of the Liberal, left-of-center political opinion and commentary blog, “American Liberal Times.”

John is a proud  Honorably Discharged Veteran of The Vietnam Era and served a total of seven years and three months in two different branches of the United States Military as follows:

(1) Regular United States Air Force from 1962 to 1966

(2) United States Army National Guard from 1957 to 1959

John knows the trials and struggles of the middle class and the poor in America because he was raised in poverty and later worked in heavy industry as a union laborer.  He has known both the agonized uncertainty of poverty-stricken destitution and the joys of being able to make a decent living wage.

He is a professed non-denominational Christian but has, over the years, been associated or affiliated with several mainline American religious denominations and was, at one time, ordained as a minister in a street mission ministry dealing with the needs of the less materially blessed in an inner city environment.

John has a varied educational experience and has graduated from High School, attended a private business college and attended a major American University.  He has several business-related seminars and courses to his credit including those in Photography, Advanced Business Management and Credit and Financial Analysis.

John has owned and operated several small businesses of his own in the past but much preferred the less hectic situation of working for a pay check when he was employed in both a major American Automobile Manufacturing Plant in Michigan, a Steel Construction Accessories Fabricator in Ohio and as full-charge Credit Manager of a large kitchen cabinet manufacturer. Later in his career and still at a relatively young age, he took his own background and experiences to the Industrial field where his diversification and investment strategies served him very well as an entrepreneur

Today he has want of nothing.

John prefers the ideology and agenda of the Democrat party because he feels it represents compassion and caring for those who sometimes need a little help from their government.

John rejects totally the ideology of American Conservatism because he feels it has come to represent Big Business and the richest Americans at the expense of those who are not so materially blessed. So, having entered Industry, he pursued the ideal of providing for as much opportunity for others as possible through innovative Labor-Management Relations and adopted the values in a position which he often described as “Mutuality of Interest.” (The company must always recognize its dependence on its employees as the employees recognize their dependence on the company.)

John also feels that American Conservatism has seen some shifts to a more radical right-leaning extremism over the past few years and he sees that shift as a potential threat to the fabric and foundations of our Free Democratic Republic.

His blog is intended to shed as much light on that political paradigm as possible to keep people focused on what he feels is important – – the protection and preservation of the best that is The American Tradition, The American Heart and The American Soul.

General Disclaimer!

All information, posts and articles appearing in “American Liberal Times” are for informational and entertainment purposes only and represent, in their entirety, the OPINION of the blog author, John Liming unless otherwise specifically stated, described or identified.

Neither “American Liberal Times” nor it’s author, John R. Liming, make any representations whatsoever as to the accuracy, completeness, correctness, currency, suitability or validity of any information in this blog or in its posts and/or articles and will not be liable for any errors, omissions or delays in any of this information or for any claimed losses, injuries or damages, arising from the display or use of this information by others.

All information on this blog is provided on an “As Is” basis.

The following are the general guidelines for comments to articles appearing on “American Liberal Times” but these guidelines are by no means comprehensive or all-encompassing and may be edited or changed without prior notice:

(1)  All submitted comments to this blog will be moderated by the blog author and the blog author is the final authority about what does or does not get published on this blog and the blog author assumes no responsibility whatsoever for explaining his decisions in the matter of publishing or rejecting proposed comments to this blog.  If the comment adheres to the comment policy and if the blog author likes the comment and sees fit to allow it, he will.  If he does not like a comment, he will not publish it.

(2)  Comments containing links to videos will not be permitted.

(3)  This is a Left of Center, Liberal Progressive Blog written by a registered Democrat and no comments containing anything that the blog author considers to be propaganda promoting a right wing agenda will be published here.

(4)  Comments offered for moderation should be short and to the point and in no case should exceed 100 words in length.

(5)  Comments considered to be spam will not be accepted.

(6)  Any comment offered for moderation that contains any private or personal information about another person will not be accepted. Comments may not contain e-mail addresses, phone numbers or any other form of identifying information that would tend to jeopardize anyone’s privacy.  Therefore any comment that contains any of this kind of information will not be accepted for this blog.

(7)  Comments that contain language which is perceived to be rude or attacking toward the blog author and/or administrator of this blog will not be allowed for publication.  I do not need people telling me how stupid or out of touch I am on issues on my own blog and I do not tolerate it.

(8)  Comments considered by the blog author/administrator to be off point or ones that ramble on and on about unrelated topics will be edited or deleted.

(9)  Comments to this blog may contain a link back to the commentator’s own site, but one is the limit.  Such links may not lead back to another website other than the commenter’s own and the commenter agrees to this condition before submitting a comment for moderation on American Liberal Times.

(10)  The Blog Author may or may not respond to individual comments as he sees fit and is under no obligation to answer a comment that gets published on  American Liberal Times.

(11)  Personal Attacks:  Comments perceived by the blog author/administrator to be attacking toward the blogger or  against other commentators will not be accepted or published on this blog.

(12)  All Rights Reserved:  the blog author/administrator reserves the right to edit, delete, move or mark as spam any and all comments and to deny any individual or any group permission to comment on this blog. This is normally accomplished by the blog author simply ignoring the submission entirely as if it had never been submitted.

(13)  Every comment published on this blog is understood by all parties to be the exclusive responsibility of the commenter and not that of the blog author/owner/administrator.  Anyone who submits a comment for moderation on this blog guarantees and agrees that the entire content of such submission is their own and they agree to hold American Liberal Times and John R. Liming harmless from any and all possible repercussions, damages or liabilities in connection with any publishing of such comments on this blog.

(14)  Do not attempt to submit comments that speak negatively of anyone’s race, age, gender or religious preference or of their sexuality or preferred lifestyle because any such comments will be deleted.

(15)  These guidelines are subject to revision at any time with or without notice by the blog author/administrator/owner. 


This Blog, “American Liberal Times” is written and published according to the Freedoms of Speech granted to me by The First Amendment of The Constitution of The United States of America.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. ”

I take the words of that declaration with full faith and confidence in the intent of The Founding Fathers.

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Thank you for your attention,

John Liming

American Liberal Times Blog

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Wing Nuts And Democracy

Irrational politics when combined with one form of perversion of religion or the other equals “Wing Nut” politics or as some are fond of calling it, ” Wing Nuttery!”

Wing Nut politics is most often attributed to some of the extremes of the farthest right reaches of the political spectrum, some of which can be described as “unbalanced” or even “crazy” depending on the amount of deviation from that which is generally accepted by the larger population as the “norm.”

Radicalism is closely associated with Wing Nuttery and so is one concept or another of some degree of conservatism, ultra-conservatism, hyper-conservatism, radical conservatism or fanatic conservatism.

Right Wing Extremism is right in there with the rest of the mess.

This blog, “American Liberal Times,” recognizes the dangers posed to a traditional democratic republic such as The United States of America and it is to the task of exposing Wing Nuttery wherever it may be found in our daily life or in our government that “American Liberal Times” is dedicated.

Read More At Wikipedia On Wing Nut Politics: