Liberty and virtue are partners. Supreme Court: 9-0 Unanimous decision!
If my child behaves the way I want him to because I push him--or coerce him--in that direction, is he virtuous? No. How does he become virtuous? He must have the freedom to develop judgment and be held accountable for the decisions he makes. Liberty and virtue are partners. You can't have one without the other.
P.S. The USA and child municipal corporations under it are bankrupt, the debt ceiling show is just that, a show. The two choices we can live by in the near future are restrained government by the People with free associations and contracts, or United Nation world government and stripped of rights, forced contracts by the state. Think in advance to what you and your kids deserve when the time arises. Think this is a local idea or isolated movement? Not the case, there is a mass awakening on the earth, and the Supreme Court is reacting in the side of liberty.