An American fetish. Out of the 195 sovereign states in the world, 90 of them have freedom, 58 have partial freedom, and 47 do not have freedom.
Americans sure like their freedom.
by Zebbra February 20, 2015
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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 5, 2004
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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 TarkanAttila22 September 6, 2010
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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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freedom constitutes mans inherent, natural and unalienable right, and is thus a universal right or entitlement for all, and is therefore not subject to any and all regulatory measures associated with those inalienable privileges that which are granted by society.
Freedom, refers to mans unalienable natural right to live free from the regulatory intrusions and infringements of society which compromises mans ability in how one wishes to live his or her life as one so chooses.
by Baron Neville April 19, 2016
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Just another word for nothing left to lose.
Like janis Joplin said in Me&Bobby McGee, freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
by Chizelle April 21, 2008
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