What is liberal?

  • (adj): Tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on liberal, liberals:

Liberal - Other Uses
... Liberal religion, a religious tradition which embraces the theological diversity of a congregation rather than a single creed, authority, or writing Liberal Judaism (United Kingdom ...
26th Canadian Parliament - By-elections
... Party Cause Retained Westmorland 1964 Sherwood Rideout Liberal Margaret Rideout Liberal Death Yes Waterloo South 1964 Gordon Chaplin Progressive Conservative Max Saltsman New Democratic Party Death No ... Leblanc Liberal Resignation Yes Saint-Denis 1964 Azellus Denis Liberal Marcel Prud'Homme Liberal Resignation Yes ...
22nd Canadian Parliament - By-elections
1955 Alcide Côté Liberal J.-Armand Ménard Liberal Death Yes Spadina 1955 David A ... Croll Liberal Charles E ... Senate No Restigouche—Madawaska 1955 Joseph-Gaspard Boucher Liberal Joseph Charles Van Horne Progressive Conservative Death No Bellechasse 1955 L.-Philippe Picard Liberal Ovide Laflamme Liberal ...
Liberalism
... Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but generally they support ideas such as free and fair elections ... The early liberal thinker John Locke is often credited with founding liberalism as a distinct philosophical tradition ... Liberals opposed traditional conservatism and sought to replace absolutism in government with democracy and the rule of law ...
27th Canadian Parliament - List of Members - New Brunswick
... Electoral district Name Party Charlotte Allan Marcus Atkinson McLean Liberal Gloucester Hédard Robichaud Liberal Kent Guy Crossman Liberal Northumberland—Miramichi George Roy McWilliam Liberal Restigouche ... Conservative Westmorland Margaret Rideout Liberal York—Sunbury John Chester MacRae Progressive Conservative ...

More definitions of "liberal":

  • (adj): Having political or social views favoring reform and progress.
  • (noun): A person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties.
    Synonyms: progressive
  • (noun): A person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets.

Famous quotes containing the word liberal:

    We imagined that the sun shining on their bare heads had stamped a liberal and public character on their most private thoughts.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The liberal wing of the feminist movement may have improved the lives of its middle- and upper-class constituency—indeed, 1992 was the Year of the White Middle Class Woman—but since the leadership of this faction of the feminist movement has singled out black men as the meta-enemy of women, these women represent one of the most serious threats to black male well-being since the Klan.
    Ishmael Reed (b. 1938)

    A liberal is a socialist with a wife and two children.
    Anonymous. BBC Radio 4 (April 8, 1990)