Definition of Liberty

- By Bahram Maskanian

Liberty is an inalienable human right. Liberty is the condition of being liberated and free from any official restrictions, or control, enjoying the right and the power to act, to believe, or express oneself in a manner of one's own choosing, without causing any physical and or psychological harm, or injury to others, without causing any damage to our shared environment, and without infringing on other peoples’ liberty and freedom. Liberty is the social condition of being protected physically and legally, to be free from unjust servitude, confinement, or forced labor.

To have and enjoy liberty is to be protected and to be free from the unjust, or undue control, or interference from any religious, or government agents. Liberty is an inalienable human right, enabling and empowering human beings to peacefully engage in certain actions of their choosing without the use of violence, intimidation and force. Liberty is to act without the need of any religious, or government agent’s controls, interferences, or permissions, or actions of any other so-called authorities. Our liberties are protected and insured by our Bill of Rights and we, the people must protect our Bill of Rights vigilantly.

The boundaries of one’s liberties are defined by the rules and guidelines of reason, common sense and ethical standards. - Liberty and security are not the means to a political end. They themselves are the highest political achievements, which must be guarded vigilantly every single day.

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