If we seek to preserve civic liberty in a diverse culture, we need a clear concept of what that means.
The First Principle of Liberty is the right to live virtuously and enjoy the consequences of doing so, free of government restraint.
The Second Principle of Liberty is the right to live otherwise and suffer the consequences of doing so, free of government coercion …
So long as it does not violate the right of others to pursue the First Principle.
Even God, by choosing to deal covenantally with humanity throughout history, affirms these principles.