A Liberal has multiple meanings. The American version of the word refers to social democrats; people who advocate for more government regulation over the economy and pushing the agenda of the social justice warriors. The international use of the word "liberal" refers to classical liberals; people who believe that government should limit it's powers to protecting the country and keep the infrastructure maintained. Discussion between Americans and foreigners can lead to confusion when these differentiations aren't made. American Liberalism (social democracy) is the primary ideology of the US Democratic Party.