There is no such thing as total and absolute freedom! There is anywhere from a low degree to a high degree of freedom. Let’s define freedom first though. Freedom encompasses thought, speech, movement, and contentment. The Constitution and Bill of Rights don’t give freedom; they protect and guarantee freedom. Freedom is said to be endowed upon us by out Creator (God of the Bible), and with it accompanies the right to life liberty and happiness. And, as has been said; “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”! It is work to maintain it and implement it, and there is always someone trying to take it from you. It is a valuable asset!
Let’s parse that. Government is not the source of our freedom, it is the guarantor. Our freedoms include life which means we can live and defend our life against deadly or injurious assault. Liberty which means we can think, talk, walk and go. Happiness means that we can work and retain the fruits of our labor. It means we can speak, read, think, own and do what we want within the context of not infringing on the rights of others. It also means that we have the right to defend that property from unjust, and/or unlawful infringements. You right stops when your fist hits my nose.
We do have the freedom to lie, cheat, steal, oppress, deceive, slander, libel, assault, murder etc., but we do not have the right to do any of those things, and their are civil and criminal penalties society establishes to address those things. People must understand that words have meaning, and to confuse rights with freedoms has become a devastating distortion of our society.
Now, people have, according to the leftist airheads, a right to a college education, health care, food, transportation etc. The left cannot see that when these things become rights, they lose their meaning and become entitlements with no limits. In reality, there are limits on all things. Don’t confuse rights and freedoms, or you will suffer great disappointment, serous loss of freedom, and a government which will determine your every move.
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