To start, we will root this discussion in what the word "liberal" means from a political context. The Oxford Compact English Dictionary notes that the origin of the word comes from the Latin liberalis, meaning "generous, courteous, gentlemanly." The rest of the definition is as follows:
liberal (adj.) 1. Willing to respect and accept behaviour or opinions different from one's own. 2. (of a society, law, etc.) favourable to individual rights and freedoms. 3. (in politics) favouring individual liberty, free trade, and moderate reform.
The word liberal, from this definition, infers a benign person or group who tolerates all viewpoints. It is a word that supports capitalism, and free trade. It infers being educated, and being willing to be educated. It is not a word that is owned by any particular political group. Teddy Roosevelt was a Republican and a liberal, having made a priority of setting up the American national park system. Abraham Lincoln was a progressive, liberal Republican who died for freeing the slaves, and having to wage war with the South so that they would not be allowed to tear this United States apart. "
You actually feel the hatred towards liberals in oklahoma , where it's a dirty word!
and people here love Fox News and actually believe this station is telling the truth!