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  •  Most of the things you listed (6+ / 0-)

    are examples of expanding liberty.
    The AWB is an example of contracting liberty.

    Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

    by FrankRose on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 10:50:02 AM PST

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    •  Many Americans thought that (0+ / 0-)

      Many Americans (millions!) thought that abolishing slavery was the perfect example of a tyrannical government stepping on their individual freedom to own slaves and interfere with their business arrangements - freedoms that at that time were enshrined in the constitution, no less.

      To these millions of Americans, the effort to end slavery was a restriction of their rights.

      Same with the fight for workers' rights and collective bargaining.  Many Americans thought worker unions was a communist take-ver plot, and a restriction on the rights of business owners.

      "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

      by Hugh Jim Bissell on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 11:09:15 AM PST

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      •  Then "many Americans" were wrong. (1+ / 0-)
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        Liberty has a meaning "NOUN: 1)The condition of being free from restriction or control.
            2)Freedom from unjust or undue governmental control.
            3)A right or immunity to engage in certain actions without control or interference: the liberties protected by the Bill of Rights. "

        In no reasonable manner could one claim that slavery was an example of liberty. Nor can one claim gun control is an example of liberty.

        Gun Control is a clear cut example of sacrificing liberty for security.
        And that is not something I am willing to do.

        Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

        by FrankRose on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 06:03:37 PM PST

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