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Freedom is the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint. More specifically, it can mean:
- Ability to act freely: a state in which somebody is able to act and live as he or she chooses, without being subject to any undue restraints or restrictions.
- Release from captivity or slavery: release or rescue from being physically bound, or from being confined, enslaved, captured, or imprisoned.
- The condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints.
- Exemption: immunity from an obligation or duty.
- Civil liberty, as opposed to subjection to an arbitrary or despotic government.
- The right to enjoy all the privileges or special rights of citizenship, membership, etc., in a community or the like.
The desire for freedom was one of the founding principles of the United States of America. Today, freedom still stands proudly at the top of a list of aspirations for Americans. All Americans, no matter their creed or the color of their skin agrees that: "we shall have an association in which the free development of each is the condition for the free development of all".
|“||"Freedom incurs responsibility. That is why many men fear it." -- George Bernard Shaw||”|
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