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On The Subject of Freedom

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posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 11:20 AM
Fascist Soup reports:

How many of you have stopped to consider what the word freedom means?

Webster’s defines it as:

1 : the quality or state of being free: as a : the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action b : liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another

I consider that a rather dry and uninformative definition as to freedom’s real nature. That definition fails to provide us with a fundamental philosophy from which to base a free society off of. Does freedom from necessity mean we should use force to ensure our necessities are met? Does freedom from coercion and constraint mean we should never use coercion and constraint against anyone for any reason? Obviously the answer to both of those is no. In answering no, that leaves us open to some serious problems as to defining when it is proper to use coercion and constraint, and how to bring about freedom from necessity.

Thankfully some very bright men in our nations past took the time to ponder these questions thoroughly and provide us with some enlightening answers.

A lot more at link.

I am the author of this article.


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