What Is Liberty?Submitted by Jackie Moon on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 10:42
Lately there have been a number of people visiting my website that are getting there as a result of searching for "What Is Liberty?".
What's really cool is to see the ones from around the world in places like India, Guatemala, Singapore, Pakistan, Egypt etc.
I'm trying to come up with the shortest way to explain it that is easy to understand.
Right now I have:
In it's simplest explanation, liberty means that you own your own life and property.
You are free to make your own choices for your life and property as long as it doesn't infringe on anyone else's right to their life or property.
If you take someone's liberty it is slavery. If you take someone's life it is murder. If you take someone's property it is theft. No person or group of people has a right to use force to impose their will on others, nor give power to a government to do the same.
So, what is your definition of liberty? Any suggestions or changes to make what I currently have better, or a good quote or YouTube video that you know of would help and be greatly appreciated.