I think being liberal is:
- being able to accept that some people have been brought up with closed-minded views such as disliking gay people or other races, and find solutions instead of just berate.
- being able to accept that some people may be screwed up, and become murders, rapists or paedophiles, and try and encourage help before it is acted on.
- being able to accept that some people may have values which may not be the same as your own, therefore leading to a different political view.
To be liberal to the point where anyone can do what they want would lead to anarchy, you have to draw a line somewhere.