Liberty finds no refuge in a jurisprudence of doubt. Joining the respondents as amicus curiae, the United States, as it has done in five other cases in the last decade, again asks us to overrule Roe.
Enter your e-mail to join other freedom seekers who choose to see the world as it really is We respect your privacy,plain and simple. You will also start receiving our free weekly ezine. What is Liberty Exactly? What is liberty exactly? And then the trouble begins. There are dozens of definitions.
This is a problem. After all, the word freedom comes to us from old English and liberty from old French, and they both mean the same thing: The problem with unconstrained lies in the fact that we are constrained by the natural world, by everything from gravity to rocks to weather.
Our bodies are part of nature, after all. It is when other people force us to obey, use violence against us, or simply intimidate usthat we feel constrained and abused.
Which tells us all we really need to know about the nature of liberty and humanity. So What Is Liberty? That is the bedrock. Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.
The great John Locke also held to this core, but took it in a more philosophical direction: All men are naturally in a state of perfect freedom to order their actions, and dispose of their possessions and persons as they think fit, within the bounds of the law of Nature, without asking leave or depending upon the will of any other man.
Personally, I like a very plain version of the same sentiments: I generally call these statements as Lockean, since John Locke was the first person to clearly define the concept of liberty in modern times.
These statements are clear, and they define liberty. No more really need be said. This, of course, would require the enslavement of builders, suppliers and taxpayers. Roosevelt never mentioned that side of the equation, of course. None of us have a monopoly on Lockean liberty.
We are past the time when we can be insular if there ever really was such a time. If you think someone is wrong, you can ignore the difference of opinion, or you can, respectfully, correct them.
Better still, you could laugh at your joint human frailties and move forward together. What you may not do, is to cast them off as idiots; you may not resent them for honestly disagreeing.In order to sustain its position (i.e., its deprivation of your liberty or property), the government must establish--at a minimum--that there is substantial and credible evidence supporting its charges.
Wade, U.S. (), that definition of liberty is still questioned. Joining the respondents as amicus curiae, the United States, as it has done in five other cases in the last decade, again asks us to overrule Roe.
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