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.A person, in general, who is much more educated and informed than the average conservative. Who thinks an expert trained in their field is more knowledgeable than a talk show host. Who thinks we on earth should solve our problems rather than the invisible man in the sky. Who can back up what they say by checking facts and sources. Who knows the difference between facts-knowledge and faith-belief. Who believes in science and doesn't think scientists are conspiring to present falsities as facts to advance some sinister agenda. Who cares more about people than money. Who love more than they hate. Who knows a system based on greed can not fulfill the greater good but instead empowers con men, and all manner of criminals. Who understands that the rich and powerful will lord over everyone else unless the government imposes some restraint. Who fought for workers rights, such as the abolition of child labor, the 40 hour workweek, overtime pay, workers comp.,the right to organize collectively, equal rights and pay for women and many many other rights. All of these advances were fought by the cons. Most of which they would turn back if they could. Who want to progress into the future rather than retrogress into a fairy tail past.
The more educated one is the more likely one is to be humane, liberal, and agnostic.
by show me or blow me October 26, 2011
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1. Political tendency which, in the European context, sits firmly in the middle of the spectrum, without any strong political ideology. Synonymous with "middle-of-the-road". American liberals are considerably to the right of their European counterparts.

"A woolly liberal", "a wet liberal"

2. Theological tendency, synonymous with Modernist, opposite to Conservative or Fundamentalist.

3. An ill-defined term, often abusive, which provokes violent and hysterical reactions from Americans.
A woolly liberal

A wet liberal

A goddam liberal bastard
by Unsavoury foreigner February 16, 2005
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political and world living view that do not leave you confined in a box but allow you to believe in change in policy, freedom, and world change
I believe gay marriage should be legal, this would change mariatal laws- liberal view
by Tony B February 02, 2015
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Liberals are whiney, moral-lacking, tree-hugging, pot-smoking, butt-fucking, communists who are poisoning america's youth.

see: asshole,moron,clinton
Liberals like Bill Clinton and his Communist wife Hillary, should die.
by ConservativeGirlsDoItBetter October 28, 2007
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1. Derived from "Liberty", a liberal is literally someone who believes in freedom. This includes freedom of religion, freedom from tyranny, and free markets.

However, American liberals have rejected freedom of the market, and have economically mixed liberal ideals with socialist ideals to create the American liberal. This is someone who supports personal freedom in social issues, and mixed economic initiatives to create greater equality within capitalism.

Typical issues that liberals support are less restrictions on abortions, more restrictions on guns, the equality of genders, races, religions and sexual orientations, and the Separation of Church and State. The American liberal would add on such things as socialized healthcare, environmentalism and greater support for the poor through welfare and greater spending on public services.

Liberal is sometimes used as an insult by their enemies, conservatives. This occurs in the United States, elsewhere liberal is usually a complement. As a result, many liberals dub themselves progressives, which does not have the same negative connotations.
1. "Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both."
Benjamin Franklin

2. "I hate liberals. Stupid pinko liberals are ruining America."
"Yeah, damn liberals and their...their...liberty. Psht, this is America, we don't need liberty. God bless America."
"Hey, wait..."

3. Often thought of as the founder of Liberalism, John Locke said that no state has the right to take away a person's "life, health, liberty, or possessions."
by SpecialKay April 19, 2006
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The politics of a man with a brain and not a gay obsession with American Nationalism.

Pro abortion
Pro- gay rights
Not obsessed with fairytale books like the bible
Not willing to allow old people to die as they are unable to afford to heat their homes just to promote capitalism
They do not want to arm everyone with guns

Now obviously some liberals go too far and this is what gives them and a bad name and associates them with being a "liberal hippie douche". and promote disgusting policies such as affirmative action (Giving non-whites more rights than whites in essence). And some of them are far too anti-war. But generally they have the correct policies.
by Propane_Nightmares December 03, 2010
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I think that, unlike many people posting here, I'll use rational argument to prove my points...

1. Liberals are smarter than Conservatives in general. Type in '2004 Election by IQ' into Google or some other search engine.
2. Liberals are more stable than conservatives when it comes to family and the like. In New England, the most liberal part of the country, there are 2.4 divorces per 1000 people. In Texas, there are 4.2 divorces per 1000 people. In the Bible belt, divorce is at the highest rates in the country.
3. Liberals believe in strict economic laws and loose laws dealing with personal freedoms. Abortion, DUH. If you don't want to get one, don't get it. Seriously, some radical christian families in the midwest are living in trailers with six or seven
half-starved children because they are anti-condom, anti-abortion fundamentalists who are lobbying to have the supposedly "immoral" rights outlawed. Yet they fail to realize that abortions keep mistakes from happening (rape and perverted incest) and that they are in a dogshit condition because they don't know that the average child costs about $220,000.
the average wage and marriage age in the south and bible belt is lower than those in the north, mainly california, oregona, new england, DC, washington. blue states. More blue staters have completed college than red-staters.

"The liberals from Massachusetts have long prided themselves on their emphasis on education, and it has paid off: People who stay in school longer get married at a later age, when they are more mature, are more likely to secure a better job, and job income increases with each level of formal education. As a result, Massachusetts also leads in per capita and family income while births by teenagers, as a percent of total births, was 7.4 for Massachusetts and 16.1 for Texas."
Boston Globe, or NYTimes. (don't remember)

If you find anything that contradicts this information (proof, really) post it!
by Diego D.A. June 11, 2006
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