You know, many of us on here have been called liberals. Liberal: Let's take a look at that word.

Liberal – As in giving freely of myself for the benefit of others ?
Liberal – As in being free in my thoughts ?
Liberal – As in striving to leave things better than I found them ?

Damn it boy !!! I just discovered that I'm a liberal. But only in my personal life.
How can a word that means things like this be used in such a derogatory form. When did it become something to be ashamed of ?