The Liberals - A Short Note
Answer: Liberals wanted a change in the society. They wanted toleration towards all religions. They opposed the uncontrolled power of dynastic rulers. They wanted to safeguard the rights of individuals.
They favoured a representative, elected parliamentary government. Such a government should be subject to laws interpreted by a well- trained and independent judiciary.
However, some of the liberal ideas were not democratic. They did not believe in universal adult franchise and wanted the voting rights only for men with property.