Liberal is a Latin word that when translated means “Born a Free Man” Somehow for some time now Liberal has been a Dirty Word. A life free of forced submission has become an offensive term.
Liberal Democracies were first formed in the United States by men who had witnessed first hand the gross crimes committed by the Christian Churches. And being enlightened men who had read Spinoza and benefitted by the Guttenberg Press come to view religions as a threat.
Jefferson, Franklin and Paine were Deists; They believed G-d created the Universe but let it go…people ruled themselves and more than anything else this new nation had to protect itself from the Christians(there were no Muslims or Jews).
The USA was the first experiment with Liberal Democracy(where people of diverse faiths and ethnicities could coexist peacefully).
When intolerance grows within a nation for Liberal Values it soon spreads to international levels and erodes every bodies trust in each other. It seems Liberal Democracy is being proclaimed dead and I’ve never heard that before. Is it true?