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Freedom stands for something greater than just the right to act however I choose—it also

stands for securing to everyone an equal opportunity for life, liberty, and the pursuit of
To most reasonable people, freedom means more than just ‘free to do whatever I want’.
Certainly freedom does mean the right to do as one pleases—to think, believe, speak,
worship (or not worship), move about, gather, and generally act as you choose—but only
until your choices start to infringe on another person’s freedom.
The definition of freedom differs depending on who you ask. Sartre claimed that we are
all completly free 100% of the time. We are free to choose what ever course of action we
like. We might not think we are free to kill for example because we could go to prison.
Sartre contends that this is only a constraint as far as we allow to be. He went on to say
that our freedom allows us to choose anything even how tall a mountain is or the colour
of the sky. The only counter point to his view of extreme freedom was his claim that we
are only slaves to our facticity. ie. if our body does not allow us to jump over a building
we are not free to do so.
Politically speaking freedom seems to be defined as 'you are free to do what we tell you!'
No society with laws and other constraints over our choices could ever be deemed as
'free.' Perhaps then the founding fathers of the U.S. were being somewhat misleading
when they gave the country the handle 'land of the free,' they should have continued to
say 'dont be suprised if you end up in prison if we dont like your choices, ...make my day
However if you want a real head **** consider this. If everthing in the world is made up
of molecules, atoms etc, and everything physical complies to the laws of cause and effect,
then we have no freedom whatsoever, this is all just one big inescapable chain of
Freedom Doesn't Mean Liecence But The Wisdom The Choose What Is Right For
To me, having the right of freedom of speech means that I can voice my opinion
wherever and whenever I feel the urge to without the fear of being prosecuted. The
United States would be in an extremely weak state if citizens did not have the right to
freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech in our Bill of Rights, people could not
necessarily stand up for what they believed in. I think that if a person has a valid point or
even an unvalid point that they want to voice nothing should stand in their path. It would
be nearly impossible for certain organizations to form if the United States was without
freedom of speech. Freedom of speech means to me that these certain radical
organizations should be and are allowedto voice their opinions and views on different
issues on which some people feel uncomfortable about. These issues may involve issues
that I do not agree on; however, I feel that the group of people have the right to express
their beliefs. Also, freedom of speech means to me that America is one of the best
countries that involves the people. There is not one person making all of the decisions for
the American citizens, so it is possible to have numerous ideas in the government. People
who voice their opinions can pursway the many government officials to change their
positions on certain issues. If the United States did not possess the right to freedom of
speech, then there would be hardly any reason for the government official to change his
or her position on a certain issue. I believe that it is important for people to express their
opinions and ideas so that the American public can catch a glimpse of the opposite sides
of different views. I believe that freedom of speech is a great aspect of the india
government, and which also illustrates that the india is a mature nation that respects and
takes into consideration all of the ideas of all of the nations' citizens.