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
Adj. Used to describe a state of being where one is unencumbered by material possession and emotional ties.
F r e e d o m's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Nothin', and that's all that Bobby left me.
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
something that mel gibson believes in.....go braveheart!!!
Executioner: The prisoner wishes to say a word.
William Wallace: FREEEEE-DOMMMMMM!

William Wallace: "They may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!"
by Sourskittle69185 August 07, 2005
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
A very simple, effective rebuttal for anyone that dares to attack our leaders policies. Additionally, this word is a trademark of the leader.
Guest: But there were no WMD's, and Iraq didnt have anything to do with 9/11.

Sean Hannity: I see, you hate Freedom.
by GeorgeWBush August 30, 2006
something that has dissapeared some time ago, no one is exactly sure when. Think about it- If you go infront of the whitehouse with a megaphone and yell "IMPEACH BUSH FOR A BETTER AMERICA!", You'd most likely be arrested (the patriot act was successful in the road of banning free speech). Shit, drugs are illeagal right? We can't even be allowed to control our own goddamm bodies! Does anyone even notice this?! Or are we so used to government control that its become a regular, unquestionable part of life. And the kicker? You don't even have the right to fucking kill your self.
freedom is merely an illusion....
by asdfsa September 23, 2006
Freedom is what your sperm cheer as they are ejaculated from your penis either during coitus or masturbation.
The other day I was procrasterbating, and when I came, my cum shouted "freedom".
by Bitch Puddin' November 09, 2010
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