Why is Liberal a 4 Letter Word?

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    Liberalism is a political current embracing several historical and present-day ideologies that claim defense of individual liberty as the purpose of government
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberalism

    So, classical liberalism would appear to be very noble, and currently embraced by the Libertarian party.

    So, how in this political climate, did it become a 4 letter word to be a liberal?
     
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    because you are ruining our country with your self interests....geez if it feels good it must be okay...NOT! :bsflag:
     
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    WTF are you talking about, archangel?

    I'm ruining the country with personal liberties? Where are you from, Saudi Arabia?
     
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    boy did you luck out...I was so pissed at you I forgot to change the postive on my rep points to you...you got+ 3 points instead of minus 3 points....your lucky day dude...however I am sure some will come in here and correct my mistake...now go play with your pee pee in the tee pee like a good lib should!
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    Is classic liberalism a real representation of what most libs stand for today?
     
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    Well, first of all, that depends on who you mean by "most libs."

    If lib is a derogatory term slapped onto people whose political ideology doesn't match your own, then I'd suggest not.

    If, on the other hand, these libs are self-proclaimed, then we have a different story.

    Certainly, both the ACLU and the NRA represent the defense of personal liberty, the cornerstone of classical liberalism, while covering both the left and right of the current political spectrum.

    Perhaps we should not be concerned with right and left, lib and con, but rather concern ourselves with our freedoms.
     
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    Again with the flaming! Please, keep such comments to yourself.
     
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    I thought that's the only thing a modern day lib cared about---doing anything they feel like!
     
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    Wow, that was quite the load.

    Perhaps you should change the topic of the thread if discussing liberalism was not your intent. Try wikipedia's definition of "our freedoms"
     
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    SELF IS a 4 letter word.
     

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