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Liberals are like children because...

Children have food, shelter, education, and medical care provided (well or badly) by adults.
Liberals want food, shelter, education, and medical care provided for everyone.

Children want things before they learn about money. When parents say "we can't afford it" children think they're cruel or stupid.
Liberals believe a government that doesn't give the people what they want is cruel or inefficient.

Children believe that Santa Claus is real and that leaders are good and wise.
Liberals believe in the goodness and wisdom of their leaders. Adults are skeptical of leaders, preferring their own wisdom and beliefs.

Children can't imagine human diversity. They think everyone feels like they do.
Liberals think the right plan can make everyone happy. In reality our different values, habits, and perceptions make profound disagreement natural and inevitable.

Children think people who won't cooperate with them are mean.
Liberals think people who won't cooperate with them are mean spirited.

Children need parents who care about them so elected officials claim to care about the people.
Liberals see businessmen who care mainly for themselves like bad parents neglecting their children. That's why liberals respect elected officials and hate businessmen.

Children are very upset when their parents are ridiculed or challenged.
Liberals are very upset when their administration is ridiculed or challenged.

Children should not smoke cigarettes, play with guns, or drive cars.
Liberals favor smoking bans, gun control, and public transportation.

Children think their parents have unlimited wealth and power.
Liberals want their administration to have unlimited wealth and power.

Children should play but they should not become parents.
Liberals favor all kinds of sexuality as play and all methods of preventing parenthood.

Children are not strongly masculine or feminine.
Liberals reject strong masculine and feminine roles.

Children deserve approval if they mean well and try hard regardless of results.
Liberals expect approval if they mean well and try hard regardless of results.