20 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2017
Date Written: February 4, 2017
The standard liberal positions on free speech, religious neutrality, and atheism all reflect their religious origins. Because American secular liberalism and American religious conservatism have a common ancestor, it is possible for liberals to describe aspirations that have more in common with the religious, and thus more rhetorical power, than the arguments that they now tend to offer.
Keywords: Liberalism, Free Speech, Religious Liberty
JEL Classification: K10, K30
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Koppelman, Andrew, If Liberals Knew Themselves Better, Conservatives Might Like Them Better (February 4, 2017). 20 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 1201 (2017); Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 17-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2911912