proud to be a liberal

i’m getting really sick of the word liberal being tossed around, and at me, as though it’s something bad …
the “right” likes to use it as a derogatory  term …
so …
let’s just straighten this crap out once and for all, shall we? …

lib·er·al
/ˈlib(ə)rəl/
Adjective
Open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.
Noun –
A person of liberal views.
Synonyms
generous – bounteous – lavish – bountiful – free


lib·er·al

1. a. Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry.

b. Favoring proposals for reform, open to new ideas for progress, and tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others; broad-minded.

c. Of, relating to, or characteristic of liberalism.
2. a. Tending to give freely; generous: a liberal benefactor.

b. Generous in amount; ample: a liberal serving of potatoes.

3. Not strict or literal; loose or approximate: a liberal translation.

4. Of, relating to, or based on the traditional arts and sciences of a college or university curriculum: a liberal education.


con·ser·va·tive

1. Favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change.

2. Traditional or restrained in style: a conservative dark suit.

3. Moderate; cautious: a conservative estimate.


proud to be a liberal

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