Stephen Tall, in a terrific post at Lib Dem voice, has made a challenge: to sum up the idea of the Liberal Democrats in a single phrase or sentence.
He points out that Conservatives can sum themselves up as supporters of "wealth creation", and Socialists as supporters of "equality".
It is of course very difficult and may be pointless to try to sum up the richness and power of liberal ideology in a single phrase, after all the Wikipedia article on the subject of Liberalism is one of the largest.
Nevertheless, in response to challenge from the former Deputy Lord Mayor of Oxford, I will give it a go:
"Liberals believe in the perfect right of the individual to control their own destiny"