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Something the American people just think they have
politics has taken away our freedom years ago
by chewy pieces September 12, 2003
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Being able to make choices. Performing an action of your own choosing. Freedom will always be relative to the environment/situation which you inhabit.
by Phil rayner June 05, 2004
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To be Free. To be able to live how you want to live.
"You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom." Malcolm x

"While the State exists, there can be no freedom. When there is freedom there will be no State." Lenin

"Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it"Malcolm X
by mastin February 24, 2006
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An attribute strongly sought by America.
More laws strngthen the bars of your prison.
by testic November 11, 2003
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The ability to do what you ought to do. Often confused with license, which is the ability to do whatever you want.

Why is freedom the ability to do what you OUGHT to do, and not what you WANT to do?

If we take it as a given that freedom is universal (or should be), then freedom cannot be whatever YOU want it to be. Let's say, for example, that you wanted to kill me. Your "freedom" would infringe on my own "freedom". Or let's say you wanted to raise taxes on me to increase your own freedom. That detracts from MY freedom.

Therefore, if all of us are entitled to freedom, this definition of freedom is invalid because it doesn't safely entitle everyone universal freedom.

The definition I have posted, that freedom is being able to do what one OUGHT to do, however, IS freedom because when one does what he OUGHT to do, instead of what he wants to, he infringes on no one else's freedom. He disrupts no one in their freedom, but instead directs them TO freedom if they are not free. The only person who can limit your freedom in a society where freedom is doing good is oneself.
Father Corapi preaches the difference between freedom and license. Freedom is what Christianity is all about. God made us to be FREE. And even if that is what the Illuminati want, let's baffle 'em and be free in God!
by GenghisKhan44 September 05, 2010
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Feeling a breeze against one's cock and balls.
John felt freedom after going commando.
by Ainolketta February 19, 2005
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One who has freedom has the ability to do what he or she pleases without being stopped or hindered by a seperate power.
The problem: one who has freedom is free to take away another's freedom, and, because of man's nature, is inclined to.

Freedom is a long sought ideal of America.
by blackjack6.21.91 December 27, 2005
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