What is a liberal?

What is a true liberal? I do not know, but I am a liberal and this is how I see it.

 A true liberal does not need to be part of a political party! A true liberal will try not to judge either side, because a true liberal understands and respects the intrinsic differences of all people.

 A true liberal has certain core beliefs and they understand that these beliefs are their own and would never dream of imposing those beliefs on another.

 Being a true liberal is something that is deeply internal and requires respecting and trying to understand what others believe, and above all else, respecting their right to believe so.

 A true liberal is not driven by politics or religion, but by hope.

 A true liberal realizes that it is important to keep an open mind and open heart, knowing this is what leads to positive communication and growth.

 A true liberal loves our planet and all of its inhabitants, without exception, yet realize that this planet is just part of a universal design.

 I, as a true liberal, believe that it is not our conformity, but, our differences that make us strong, and our acceptance of those differences that make us stronger yet!!