What is liberal?

  • (noun): A person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties.
    Synonyms: progressive
    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 (Uni ...
22nd Canadian Parliament - By-elections
... Retained Saint-Jean—Iberville—Napierville 1955 Alcide Côté Liberal J.-Armand Ménard Liberal Death Yes Spadina 1955 David A ... Croll Liberal Charles E ... Called to the 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 ...
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 ... Westmorland Margaret Rideout Liberal York—Sunbury John Chester MacRae Progressive Conservative ...
26th Canadian Parliament - By-elections
... Party Winner Party Cause Retained Westmorland 1964 Sherwood Rideout Liberal Margaret Rideout Liberal Death Yes Waterloo South 1964 Gordon Chaplin Progressive Conservative Max ... Leblanc Liberal Resignation Yes Saint-Denis 1964 Azellus Denis Liberal Marcel Prud'Homme Liberal Resignation Yes ...
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, civil rights, freedom of the ... 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 ...

More definitions of "liberal":

  • (adj): Tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition.
  • (noun): A person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets.
  • (adj): Having political or social views favoring reform and progress.

Famous quotes containing the word liberal:

    God reigns ... when we take a liberal view,—when a liberal view is presented to us.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested.
    Tom Wolfe (b. 1931)

    ... as a result of generations of betrayal, it’s nearly impossible for Southern Negroes to trust a Southern white. No matter what he does or what he suffers, a white liberal is never established beyond suspicion in the hearts of the minority.
    Sarah Patton Boyle, U.S. civil rights activist and author. The Desegregated Heart, part 2, ch. 10 (1962)