We live in a liberal country. If you came here from Iraq or Iran, you really would think that we are quite a liberal country.
'Liberal' is a great word - from the root, 'liberty,' which means free.
Thankfully, we live in country, unlike Russia, where we have First Amendment rights.
I don't judge my effectiveness by how many words I say. I think liberals often see nuances in things... Conservatives tend to see things in black and white. It gives them an air of certainty and conviction that might make them more comfortable to watch.