Newton South student Alec Liberman writes about having conservative views in liberal Newton in this column in the Lion’s Roar.

…when I talk to my friends about my views and express them, I’m the laughingstock of the group. Strangers will shake their heads at me. Teachers will say, “your opinion is interesting” – with obvious judgment in their minds.

My friends straight up call me a moron.

… We like to call ourselves open-minded and inclusive. Those are some of the definitions of the word “liberal” itself. So why do some of us choose what to be open-minded about?