“…if by “Liberal” they mean someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people — their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties, someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad — if that is what they mean by liberal, then I am proud to say that I’m a liberal.” — John F. Kennedy on the campaign trail in 1960.