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    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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