Thanks to Avedon for pointing out this link. I think Chris Cobb sums up, quite nicely, the need for liberals to reclaim their roots. And from a brand development/marketing guy. These comments also follow nicely on what I began to look at last week.
Freedom of Speech is a liberal idea. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” is a liberal Idea. Representative democracy is a Liberal Idea.