Here are some views about Liberalism:
“Liberalism is Political theory stressing individualism: a political ideology with its beginnings in western Europe that rejects authoritarian government and defends freedom of speech, association, and religion, and the right to own property.”– Encarta Dictionary
“Liberalism is Free-market economics: an economic theory in favor of free competition and minimal government regulation.”– Encarta Dictionary
“In politics, liberalism expressed itself as a reaction against authoritarian regimes… In economic policy, liberalism expressed itself as a reaction against government intervention in economic affairs.” – Milton Friedman, “Liberalism” (1955)
“Liberalism is a manifestation of opportunism and conflicts fundamentally with Marxism.” – Mao Zedong (1893 – 1976), Chinese statesman.
“Liberalism and democracy are now usually thought to have common aims, but in the past many liberals considered democracy unhealthy because it encouraged mass participation in politics.” – Peter Gay, Professor of History, Yale University
“Man being born, as has been proved, with a title to perfect freedom and an uncontrolled enjoyment of all the rights and privileges of the law of Nature, equally with any other man, or number of men in the world.” But, “No man in civil society can be exempted from the laws of it.” (People must consent to be ruled) – John Locke, “The Second Treatise on Government”
How about you?