The Daily Paul has been archived. Please see the continuation of the Daily Paul at Popular

Thank you for a great ride, and for 8 years of support!

Comment: Liberty guarantees nothing

(See in situ)

Liberty guarantees nothing

In a condition of liberty, our lives are what we make of them. No wealth, or power, or health, or meaning are guaranteed by the condition of liberty. Our lives, however mean or meaningful, are ours to create.

The justification for a condition of liberty is liberty itself. No other justification is needed, nor is any other justification appropriate. If we say that Love precedes Liberty in importance, then we are providing the justification for denying liberty to anyone who chooses other meanings in their lives.

Liberty precedes choices in life. Without liberty, there is no latitude to choose love.