Freedom

Lew Rockwell:

What seems to have escaped the current generation is the notion that was once called freedom. Let me be clear on what I mean by freedom. I mean a social or political condition in which people exercise their own choices concerning what they do with their lives and property. People are permitted to trade and exchange goods and services without impediment or violent interference. They can associate or not associate with anyone of their own choosing. They can arrange their own lives and businesses. They can build, move, innovate, save, invest, and consume on terms that they themselves define.

In this he is exactly right. Modern Americans have decided to trade small comforts for their very freedom in letting the nanny state control their very lives. It is sad to see a free people trade their freedom for a few “happy meals”.

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