What Is Liberalism?

Liberalism is a global political ideology, with individuals and political parties (many of which are in Government) all over the world promoting its fundamental ideas.

Liberalism Is About Freedom
The word 'Liberalism' comes from the Latin Liber which means 'free person'. This is reflective of the desire of all Liberals to see every individual having the right to say, think and do whatever they like, so long as they don't deny that same freedom to others. We want a written constitution and a bill of rights to protect the freedom of the individual.

Liberalism Is About Individuality
We believe that through both nature and nurture, no two human beings are the same, and we therefore hate imposed conformity. We love expression of individuality - whether that be in your social interests, in the way you dress, your hairstyle, whatever! We want you to be proud of who you are, because there's no one in the rest of the world quite like you!

Liberalism Is About Social Equality And Humane Justice
Liberals believe fundamentally in the equality of all individuals in the eyes of the law. We don't believe in punishing people for the sake of vengeance - rather we want all those people convicted of felonies to come to terms with why their actions were wrong, so that they can one day rejoin the rest of society without fear of repeating their mistakes.

Liberalism Is About Democracy
We want power to remain at the lowest, most practical level, in order to fulfil the democratic principle of government of the people, for the people and by the people. Our ultimate aim is a world where all individuals can take a free and active role in the legislative affairs of the state.

Liberalism Is About Reward By Merit
We hate discrimination on grounds that have no basis: skin colour, religion, gender, sexuality, etc. We believe that everyone should have equality of opportunity, and that reward should be based upon merit and not just who or what you are.

Liberalsim Is About A Good Standard Of Living
We want to see everyone having a good standard of living, and therefore believe one of the major roles of government to to ensure that everyone has at least a mimimum acceptable level of subsistence.