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What does freedom mean to you?

July 20, 2018

 

On this episode of the Christopher Scott Talk Show Podcast:

 

What does freedom mean to you? If you really think about it, can you define what it means? It's kind of hard. It's kind of like defining love. It has a lot of different meanings. I think there's a lot more talk about love than there is freedom. Look at music, pop culture and religion. They all talk about love. Love and happiness, love your neighbor, love each other. We teach it to our kids but how often do we talk about freedom?

 

But, isn't freedom the essence of love at the societal level? Like the popular saying, "If you love someone, set them free". Most psychologists interpret the practical meaning of that saying to mean a healthy attachment style.  Shouldn't that same logic apply to society and government?

 

How do we have a fair debate about any proposed program or idea without discussing the impact on our freedom? And, yet we don't really talk about it all that much. It's never discussed at all. Is that an indication of our unhealthy attachment to government?

 

Freedom is defined as having the ability to act or change without constraint. A person is free when they have the freedom to do things that are not controlled or prevented by government.  Of course, there are degrees of freedom. Government in any form creates some loss of freedom. Even in a complete democracy we surrender a little bit of freedom for a vote. In exchange for our vote we agree to surrender to the decisions of the group. But, where's the balance? Isn't it something we should be talking about.

 

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