How times have changed? Jefferson was a states rights man, power down to the people.
They also say Jesus was a liberal but I doubt he would answer to that title now?
The Liberals of today are not liberal thinkers but as dogmatic and staid and trite in their ideological absolutes that they follow with religious zeal that they would drive any free thinker or truth seeker absolutely bonkers.
Walk the same walk, talk the same talk, and chant the same mantras which are very hate laced in and of themselves. They have no real understanding of the minds of their opposition thinkers, while the opposition can almost speak for them before they get their canned answers formed and spewed. Ask PEW studies--that is if you are curious and dare.