You say, "it is necessary to tolerate differences of opinion when debating the opponents of liberty but one should never compromise on the premises of liberty."
YES! the problem I am writing of here is that people mistake their positions on particular issues for "the premises of liberty".
People, being finite and imperfect, and having different experiences and coming from different cultures etc., sometimes draw different conclusions from those premises - and that is ok. To make it not ok is to reduce the likelihood that our principles will succeed.
We all believe in "non-aggression". That principle can be effectively applied in dealing with those who also love liberty, but reach different conclusions about its application in particular areas/respects...
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