“Liberalism implies particularly freedom of thought, freedom from orthodox dogma, the right of others to think differently from one’s self. It implies a free mind, open to new ideas and willing to give attentive consideration…
“When I say liberty, I mean liberty of the individual to think his own thoughts and live his own life as he desires to think and live.”
Senator Robert A. Taft,
as quoted by Senator John F. Kennedy, in “Profiles in Courage,” 1955, 1956, Harper, Page 224.