One last time diving into this topic before I start to feel trollish... it's not that I'm afraid of freedom.
You prize above all else the virtue of individual liberty, correct? I prize above all else the virtue of social justice. I know that's a bad word with many people, but the fact of the matter is that sometimes social justice and individual liberty interests actually overlap.
This is why I am on the same side as Ron Paul when it comes to things like the wars and hating government corruption and wanting to stop what is happening at the Fed or wanting to end the death penalty. These things offend his sense of individual liberty and my sense of social justice.
But obviously that's why we wind up on opposite sides on issues like union rights or tax policy or trade.