The liberal is often the enemy of freedom. This is not say that they are bad people. Very often they are compassionate with a real mission to help. They tend to vote for big government because this provides helping roles for themselves.
Unfortunately it is not possible to help a person without also controlling them. The liberal often resembles a parent.
This is what drives the expansion of the state. It is not that a helpless population demand these services- it is that the professions demand people to care for.
The best way to get a liberal off your back is to get them to help you. They fear abandonment so let them feel needed. They are usually good people.