Proposition A: Force should be used as sparingly as possible.
Proposition B: Governments must ultimately use force to ensure compliance with laws.
Proposition C: If you agree with Propositions A and B, it follows that you would want a smaller government, creating fewer rules and using less force against the citizenry.
Unless you are a "progressive." "Progressives" will tend to agree with Proposition A but work to enlarge the scope and power of government.
Thus "progressives" are either confused, illogical, or insincere about their support of Proposition A.