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Liberals, Liberals, Everywhere

It is often said that England and America are divided by a common language, and you might as well throw in Australia too. Table a motion in Australia, and it’s up for discussion; table it in America, and you’ve as good as killed it. It’s the same with liberalism.

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“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time; but there is the broad feeling in our country that the people should rule, continuously rule, and that public opinion, expressed by all constitutional means, should shape, guide, and control the actions of Ministers who are their servants and not their masters.”

— Winston Churchill, in Parliament, 1947