Liberty and the Challenge of Diversity
Originally published in Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy
Those who favor liberty face a dilemma arising out of human diversity. While some groups of people will place a high value on liberty, others may consider it a lesser good or may value it scarcely at all. Preserving a free society by forcing everyone to value liberty runs against the spirit of freedom; but leaving those groups who do not care for liberty to live in that way also diminishes liberty, if in a different way. In the end the dilemma has to be resolved in favor of tolerating even those who do not care for liberty and threaten to undermine it.