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  •  The trouble with a statement like that (2+ / 0-)
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    Spencer Troxell, absdoggy

    is that it assumes "peace" and "freedom" are easily understood words with simple meanings, when it's actually incredibly hard to define them in a way that everybody agrees on.

    Which is why Malcolm X can say "nobody can have peace unless he has his freedom" and Robert Heinlein can say "you can have peace or you can have freedom; you cannot have both," and they are both arguably making valid points -- because they are using the words to mean different things.

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