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!
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Eating a Cuban sandwich in front of Raphael without being shy
I don't want to be a queen. I want to be a princess so I could have Freedom.
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doesn't exist
the only thing left is violence
Freedom does not exist in America at all.
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A well crafted illusion by the American government.
America, land of "freedom".
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Being free from all worldly ties and not being restricted by the suffocating nature of sin.
Confess your sins and the Lord shall give you eternal freedom. Don't be a conformist.

"I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed".

John 8: 34-37
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Freedom is just another word for nothing left to loose.
Freedom is defined as used in the song Me & Bobby McGee.
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1. Liberty, the ability to do what you want to as long as you're not hurting someone else. A cornerstone of the United States of America.

2. A 1985 hit for British duo Wham!.

3. Of all the hit songs that were written after 9/11 that truly expresses America's heritage of liberty, this song by Sir Paul McCartney does it best to do so without turning patriotism into money. It's by a Brit, too. Imagine that. All the other "patriotic" pop and country tunes that the damn radio has been playing are trend-chasing garbage.
1. The U.S. Constitution embodies American freedom and democracy.

2. ... I don't want your freedom
I don't want to play around
I don't want nobody baby
Part time love just brings me down
I don't need your freedom
Girl all I want right now is you
Du du du...

3. ... I will fight for the right
To live in freeee-dom...
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1. Liberty, the ability to do what you want to as long as you're not hurting someone else. A cornerstone of the United States of America.

2. A 1985 hit for British duo Wham!. Note how singer George Michael puts on the image of being straight in the lyrics.

3. Of all the hit songs that were written after 9/11 that truly expresses America's heritage of liberty, this song by Sir Paul McCartney does it best without turning patriotism into money. It's by a Brit, too. Imagine that. All the other "patriotic" pop and country tunes that the damn radio played are trend-chasing garbage.

1. The U.S. Constitution embodies American freedom and democracy.

2. ... I don't want your freedom
I don't want to play around
I don't want nobody baby
Part time love just brings me down
I don't need your freedom
Girl all I want right now is you
Du du du...

3. ... I will fight for the right
To live in freeee-dom...
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