All utopian ideologies which claim perfectibility in the here and now – whether secular or religious – lead to tyranny.

Inevitably, they are reduced to seeking unlimited power as the only way to achieve their goals …

Under the rationale of the greater “good” and not allowing opposing views to get in the way of creating a perfect society by perfecting humanity.

In contrast, civic liberty this side of Heaven only comes from acknowledging human imperfectibility …

By restraining unlimited power so we can pursue our own “good”, each according to the dictates of our individual conscience before God and each other.