Comment: My Dear Mr. Twain,

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My Dear Mr. Twain,

It is that 3rd definition that I think of when the word “take” is used in conjunction with "liberty:"

3 : an action going beyond normal limits: as
a : a breach of etiquette or propriety : familiarity
-- (deleted because risks and chances are necessary for the Pursuit of true Liberty)
c : a violation of rules or a deviation from standard practice
d : a distortion of fact

Should that type of liberty be taken?

Perhaps it is that type of liberty that takes the occasion to take away Liberty as defined in definitions 1, 3 & 4.

Truly, the Patrick Henrys and Ron Pauls inspire those Friends of Liberty among us to Pursue Liberty.

In case you haven’t been told lately, and never by me, “Thank you for abdicating Liberty as a young sailor in the Pursuit of Liberty for Americans, and this opinionated American, me.”