What is ‘REAL’ freedom?

The spirit of America and true patriotism as well, is found in the libertarian ideologies of broad tolerance of those we may not agree with. I do not personally believe Islam is a peaceful religion but many others are not peaceful either, I would of course never interfere with the rights of those I disagree with as I respect their right to free speech, their right of religion, as well as their property rights. To regulate people we do not agree with is to attempt to control their minds, if one advocates this it can be strongly argued that this individual has absolutely no understanding of freedom, liberty, property rights or natural rights in any sense, whatsoever.

To be free is to let others be free, regardless of how you feel about them or how they choose to live their lives. If one isn’t allowed to do the wrong thing, then how can doing the right thing truly be their truest intention? To force people to do the ‘right’ thing is immoral and wrong in and of itself. Live and let live. Voltaire, libertarian philosopher and friend of Ben Franklin said it best:

“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” – Voltaire

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One Response to What is ‘REAL’ freedom?

  1. Stanton Cruse August 29, 2011 at 9:05 pm #

    There are two basic ways people can choose to deal with one another in this world. One can choose to interact peacefully or through force. What I mean by “peacefully” is basically the way the vast majority of people choose to deal with most other people on a day to day basis, most of the time. Most people tend to use the peaceful means of persuasion, negotiation, mutual respect, and exchange to make their way. But some people use force and threats of violence to intimidate people to behave in certain ways. They sometimes even literally point guns to get their way. Can you think of any times when you were forced to do something you otherwise would have chose not to do?

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