John F. Kennedy: If by a “Liberal” they mean…

JFKIf by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people–their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties–someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “Liberal,” then I’m proud to say I’m a Liberal.  John F. Kennedy

JFK was a great political orator.  This is the best definition, and response to anyone calling you a liberal, that I have seen.