2) Your relentless agressiveness in your desire to stamp out our freedom shows that even when you have 37 of 50 states who have the laws your way, that is not enough for you. You have to get in the business of those other states as well. Dissent cannot be allowed to remain even in one corner of our vast nation. Your concept of liberty bears a remarkable resemblance to totalitarianism.
Ah. Stalinist definitions, is it?
Main Entry: lib·er·ty
Inflected Form(s): plural -ties
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French liberté, from Latin libertat-, libertas, from liber free -- more at LIBERAL
Date: 14th century
1 : the quality or state of being free: a : the power to do as one pleases b : freedom from physical restraint c : freedom from arbitrary or despotic control d : the positive enjoyment of various social, political, or economic rights and privileges e : the power of choice
In other words - liberty is NOT being able to tell people what to do. It's the ability to DO WHAT YOU WANT.
What is it with you? You are not seeing the obvious. There is nothing I have said that conflicts with the defintion of liberty that you gave. One cannot have liberty in a society if one has no say in how to order that society. Having the freedom to order society as you see fit is integral to liberty. Your idea of liberty is when nine black robes in Washington make all of the rules for 290 million Ameircans.
If you don't like the rules where you are, you have Liberty to leave and go to another state or locality- not demand all of your neighbors make room for your boorishness.
posted on 07/06/2003 11:59:57 AM PDT
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