The Importance of Liberty and the Rhetorical Misuse of Freedom

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Richard M Ebeling

“The seemingly singular concern of modern political debate, dispute, and disagreement is the issue of how and in what forms government will command and control and restrict and regulate the actions and interactions of virtually everyone in society, as well as redistribute the income and wealth of some for the benefit of others. … The word that is especially missing from practically all discussions concerning the role of government in society is ‘liberty.’ The word ‘freedom’ is used frequently enough, but alas, that is because the meaning of freedom has been so twisted and distorted that it is now used to indicate and designate all those aspects of human life over which it is expected that government will ‘free’ people from want or worry.” (11/16/21)