The time has long since passed – perhaps since the era of the Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society – when there was anything “liberal” about modern “liberals.”

For years, it has been conservatives who bore the banner of liberty and freedom, and who deserved the term “liberal,” which after all is derived from the latin “liber,” which means “free.”…

In newspaper reports from overseas, every brutish bad guy is a “conservative,” every enlightened reformer a “liberal.” When, in some forlorn foreign land, the nasty old guard pushes back against the forces of democracy, it’s said to be the “conservatives” trying to hang onto power. Even the most doctrinaire of the Soviet Communists were known as the “conservatives.”