Dennis Prager, radio talk show host and columnist, has this to say regarding the differences in the perspectives on liberty of liberals and conservatives:
Of all the myths that surround Left-Right differences, one of the greatest is that the Left values liberty more than the Right. Regarding a small handful of behaviors — abortion is the best example — this is true. But overwhelmingly, the further left one goes on the political spectrum, the greater the advocacy of more state control of people’s lives.
It is true, and the evidences are everywhere. Why there is not more acknowledgement of this fact is troubling and evidence of the “blinders” worn, willingly or unknowingly, by so many people.