When liberals tell you they support another expansion of federal power at the expense of personal liberty you should ask them how'd they feel if President Palin and Majority Leader Cruz and Speaker Ryan had that power.
Do they really want Palin and Cruz and Ryan to control their healthcare or pensions?
Then, while their stammering at the prospect of Palin signing 23 PRO-GUN executive orders or 23 PRO-LIFE executive orders, ask them why they think that giving career politicians and bureaucrats more money and more influence over the lives of ordinary people will improve things for the ordinary people.
Wouldn't it be better for ordinary people lives to simply get a pay increase of 10% rather than a tax increase of ... any percentage? And since it it would be, then doesn't it make more sense to cut taxes - since that amounts to an instant pay increase?
And ask them how disarming 150 million innocent law-abiding citizens who own guns can stop criminals from using their illegally gotten guns.
They don't have answers to these questions; they only have simplistic slogans, stupid straw men, logical fallacies and magical thinking - (as when they think that trading CO2 credits will save the planet from an impending climate catastrophe).
Only by asking them to think critically about their received "wisdom", by getting them to test the party line and by continually forcing them to confront the idiocy of their accepted beliefs can we open their eyes.