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How the GOP’s Religious Freedom Rhetoric Could Undermine the Party

posted on September 10, 2015

In Politico Magazine, Boston College Professor Alan Wolfe argues that by calling for greater government protection of freedom of religion, the right is adopting rhetoric of “positive liberty” typically championed by the left. Wolfe writes that, contrary to the idea of limited government, conservatives today “seek a form of positive liberty: not just the right to have a belief, but the accumulation of the resources necessary to turn that belief into reality.”

Read at POLITICO Magazine