One sees always how badly it stands for the society, if the liberty is negotiated. Today you can read everywhere: Freedom would end if reason demanded it.
This is not so. Reason is subjective and depends on the goal an individual wants to achieve. My reason is far from being yours. But freedom is absolute, freedom is not the reward for good behavior, and freedom has no good or evil. Doing things „wrong“ is essential for progression. Therefore, by definition, all opponents of freedom are reactionaries! And so they should be treated!
Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche – read this if you don’t believe me. It is world literature.
If that’s too much for you, pop culture has done a masterful job of summarizing some of it.
V for Vendetta with that nasty Guy Fawkes mask.