liberal 1. Having, expressing, or following social or political views or
policies that favor nonrevolutionary proress and reform.  2.  Having,
expressing, or following views or policies that favor the freedom of
individuals to act or express themselves in a manner of their own
choosing.  3. Captial L.  Of, designating, or belonging to a Liberal political
party.  4.  Of, relating to, or characteristic of representational forms of
government.  5.  Tolerant of the ideas or behavior of others. . . .

Terrible things--there's more in the dictionary

T. S. Eliot, letter to his mother, Sept. 28, 1919:

"My own views are Liberal and strongly opposed to the Government in
almost everything;. . . "

Men have died and worms have eaten them, but not for liberalism.