One must always remember and understand that a Liberal’s principles are contextual and the context that they’re based upon is power.
When Liberals Are Weaker
When I am weaker than you, I ask you for freedom because that is according to your principles.
When Liberals Are Stronger
When I am stronger than you, I take away your freedom because that is according to my principles.
But then, Liberalism is the politics of power. It’s prime tenet is the redistribution of all forms of power from the People to an “elite” group of Liberal power-brokers for further redistribution to the Liberal faithful and the minority chattel that they keep.