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Is freedom a right or a responcibility?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Justme, Feb 9, 2013.

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  1. Justme

    Justme Banned

    If freedom is a right then shouldn't be given to everyone and if so then what precautions should free people place on themselves to guarantee that their freedom doesn't infringe on the freedoms of others? If there are precautions that free people need to observe to ensure that all people are free then should it be called a freedom or a responsibility?
  2. T.Allen.Smith

    T.Allen.Smith Staff Moderator

    I have strong opinions on this matter but I'm going to refrain from posting them here. Due to the subject's nature, comments here could quickly degrade to a discussion on political ideologies.

    My basic view minus all political or national input:

    Freedom, as an ideal, is a right. One that should be enjoyed by all persons. In practice, freedom is an earned privilege, a privilege that also requires safeguarding by all free men & the protection of the freedoms of others...even those with contrary ideas on the nature of freedom or the rights granted therein.
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  3. Sheilawisz

    Sheilawisz Queen of Titania Moderator

    Allen Smith, thanks for pointing out the political nature of this thread, you have an excellent judgement!!

    I am locking this thread now.
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