A recent letter writer made the claim that the founders of our country were liberals. The writer was correct. Conservatives wanted to remain British subjects while liberals wanted to apply the principles of the enlightenment and free us from the tyranny of British rule.
Today's conservatives, joined by libertarians, want to return to the enlightenment principles of freedom from the government tyranny our founders risked their lives and fortunes for, while liberals want a tyrannical central government.
One must be careful to define the terms he or she uses by defining their meaning relative to the period in which they are used.
Submitted by Virtual Newsroom