What is a misnomer? It is "giving the wrong name for a person, thing or place."
A recurring phenomenon among the left wing is the interesting way language is utilized. To left wingers, language appears to be nothing more than a wax nose to be molded and shaped into any form desired. It reminds me of the great Lewis Carroll classic, Through the Looking Glass. Alice and Humpty Dumpty are having a brisk dialogue. She is very confused over Humpty's odd use of common words and says as much. To this Humpty retorts, "When I use a word . . . it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less." Of course, in ordinary discourse and dialogue, no one uses language in this way, otherwise all speech would be unintelligible. But consider the following notable misnomers
The American Civil Liberties Union
At this point in the history of the organization, the application of the term "liberties" is very selective, referring only to those who share their extreme, left-wing ideology, including especially the so-called "liberties" of transgenders to use the restroom of their choice. Never mind the civil liberties of those on the other side of the issue, such as women and girls whose liberties are under attack.
Military Religious Freedom Foundation
This one is a real winner. Talk to the soldiers, sailors, and military chaplains whose religious freedoms have been threatened by this organization, and you will soon realize the inappropriateness of the name. It seems that the phrase "religious freedom" actually means "religious extraction," i.e, yanking all forms of religion, at least the Judeo-Christian form, out of the military altogether.
Human Rights Campaign
Whose human rights? The rights of women and children? No, the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders. By "campaigning" for the rights of this comparatively small segment of society, they are recklessly bulldozing over the rights of countless others. Should gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders have basic human rights? Of course, but not at the expense of the rights of others. "Your freedom ends where my nose begins," is an old, but still very apropos statement.
When a solid majority of people in the state of North Carolina support legislation regulating the use of bathrooms, members of the so-called “Democratic” party swoop in and impose their minority perspective on an overwhelming majority of citizens. That is not how democracy is supposed to work, and I highly doubt that the original purpose for the founding of the party back in the 1800s was to do the things we observe today.
Freedom from Religion
In the ultimate sense, it is not a matter of being free from religion. Even those who espouse “non-religion” are promulgating a "religion" of their own, if we understand religion in the broader sense of belief in and commitment to transcendent values. Atheism is itself a belief-system or worldview. The 20th Century provides us with plenty of examples of what happens when a nation sets itself free from religion: it results, not in the absence of religion, just a different "religion," i.e., the religion of the state. The government assumes the role of God, which it is very poorly equipped to do.
Pay close attention to the way ordinary language is mishandled today. You will be able quite easily to come up with your own list of misnomers. By being alert, we all can avoid being misled by the clever use and abuse of words and their meanings.