What is a Liberal?
Liberalism has had a great tradition dating back to the founding fathers and including great men and women along the way such as Franklin Roosevelt, John F Kennedy and Martin Luther King. Liberalism is directly responsible for Medicare, Social Security and our Constitution. So why has it become a dirty word when its very meaning is to advance mankind? Is it a sad commentary on the hatred of a few radical right-wing politicians that would rather coddle to the wealthy than advance the will of God and act as Jesus did in helping those less fortunate? Coloradan Henrietta Hay provides an interesting insight into what a liberal truly is. Read What is a Liberal.
Webster's New World Dictionary defines liberal as:
Tolerant of views differing from one's own; broad-minded. And "favoring reform or progress, as in education, religion, etc; specifically favoring political reforms tending toward democracy and personal freedom for the individual; progressive." And "giving freely; generous."