One of the more irritating assumptions in modern cultural/political life is the common theme one encounters on campus (and elsewhere) that the cultural Right restricts liberty while the Left defends it. And no one (allegedly) restricts liberty more than those tyrannical members of the “Religious Right,” with their repressive moral code and puritanical sensibilities.
If this is the case, then why is it — as a card-carrying member of the “Religious Right” — I have never in my career been involved in a case that limited or constricted pre-existing legal rights? Why is it that every successful case has resulted in greater liberty, not just for my clients but for the entire campus community?
David French, Senior Counsel writing for NRO Phi Beta Cons