US police militarised riot brutality
US police (Image: Flikr/Kate Sheets)

There is a curious paradox in the crisis ignited by the death of George Floyd and it cuts to the heart of how people view freedom.

This killing was an abuse of individual rights, which -- as embodiments of the notion of freedom -- are dear to conservative hearts. But when it comes to the individual rights of protesters and black victims of state violence, it depends on which individual.

Freedom is central to our society and culture, but can you have too much of a good thing?