"When I say liberty…I mean liberty of the individual to think his own thoughts and live his own life as he desires to think and live; the liberty of the family to decide how they wish to live, what they wanted to eat for breakfast and for dinner, and how they wish to spend their time; liberty of a man to develop his ideas and get other people to teach those ideas, if he can convince them that they have some value to the world…"
by:
Robert A. Taft
(1889-1953) U. S. Senator
Source:
A Foreign Policy for Americans, 1951
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Taft's list is a good start. The individual's liberty is displayed when there exists: allodial freehold, statutes defining the God of Nature's laws, a government with no inherent rights - only passive (as derived from the individual sovereign); and when there is no: compelled compliance, license, theft of the noble laborer's fruit, victimless crimes, torture for any reason - especially for information gathering, forced charity/ID/insurance, socialist/fascist - liberal/conservative indoctrination, funny money, repression of religious expression in public, etc., etc., etc.
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