The most butchered
word in the English language.
Originally meant somebody
who believes in individual liberty and personal sovereignty, now means the complete
"liberalism" is an authoritarian collectivist ideology that
is much closer to fascism and Communism than classical liberalism, with modern liberals
big government is the solution to every problem.
The funny part is the actual reason behind the corruption
of this word, which was conservatives calling statist-socialists "too liberal" for supporting things like the legalization of homosexuality, the separation of church and state and soft drug laws.