The definitions of the words ‘liberal’ and ‘gay’ in Webster’s Dictionary in the year of my birth substantially changed over my lifetime.
The word ‘liberal’ at the time of my birth generally aligns with the contemporary idea of libertarianism: small government, big freedoms, the rule of law.
Today’s definition of ‘liberal’ describes a person who strives for big government, fewer freedoms, and judicial activism whereby un-elected judges overstep constitutional boundaries to assume the roles of lawmakers, judges, and executives.
Instead of respecting our natural – God-given – rights, contemporary liberals strive to push God completely out of the country. Is this not what the Marxist-Leninists do?
If you are a reader, a serious reader whose attention span goes beyond three minutes, I recommend two articles from Crisis Magazine.
“But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him.”Hebrews 11:6 AMP
We are most assuredly endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
The contemporary liberal generally espouses atheism. Atheism always limits freedoms. As it is written in 2 Corinthians 3:17, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty [emancipation from bondage, true freedom].”
WEBSTER’S NEW TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, Unabridged, published in New York in 1947
liberal, n. 1. One who advocates greater freedom of thought or action
John Locke (1632–1704) is among the most influential political philosophers of the modern period. In the Two Treatises of Government, he defended the claim that men are by nature free and equal against claims that God had made all people naturally subject to a monarch. He argued that people have rights, such as the right to life, liberty, and property, that have a foundation independent of the laws of any particular society. Locke used the claim that men are naturally free and equal as part of the justification for understanding legitimate political government as the result of a social contract where people in the state of nature conditionally transfer some of their rights to the government in order to better ensure the stable, comfortable enjoyment of their lives, liberty, and property. Since governments exist by the consent of the people in order to protect the rights of the people and promote the public good, governments that fail to do so can be resisted and replaced with new governments. Locke is thus also important for his defense of the right of revolution. Locke also defends the principle of majority rule and the separation of legislative and executive powers. In the Letter Concerning Toleration, Locke denied that coercion should be used to bring people to (what the ruler believes is) the true religion and also denied that churches should have any coercive power over their members. Locke elaborated on these themes in his later political writings, such as the Second Letter on Toleration and Third Letter on Toleration.Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy