A good description of the contradictions faced by modern liberalism (more commonly referred to as Leftists or Progressives):
Modern liberalism, though, is very much an intentionally devised system. (That’s modern and not classical liberalism; the latter is something closer to capitalism.) Modern liberalism is a loosely configured set of ideas and attitudes.
What modern liberals believe instead is that a clerisy, an educated elite that favors personal autonomy and open-mindedness and fairness, should write the rules for everybody else.