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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 07:23 AM
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The difference between Liberty and Freedom
Edited on Tue Dec-20-05 07:32 AM by formercia
Fearless Leader is constantly touting how he is spreading freedom. What does he mean by that, freedom to starve, freedom to steal the wealth of others?

http://www.libertystory.net/LSTHINKACTON.html


Lord Acton's epic warning that "power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely"

Historian Lord Acton (1834-1902) issued epic warnings that political power is the most serious threat to liberty.

Born in Naples, he was educated in England, Scotland, France and Germany, developing an extraordinary knowledge of European political history.

While he never wrote the history of liberty he dreamed about, his essays and letters abound with memorable insights. For instance: "Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end...liberty is the only object which benefits all alike, and provokes no sincere opposition...The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to to govern. Every class is unfit to govern...Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 07:30 AM
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1. What is Freedom with out Liberty as well?
Edited on Tue Dec-20-05 07:30 AM by liberal N proud
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 10:55 AM
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2. Good Point
This just shows what empty rhetoric Fearless Leader feeds to his ignorant base.
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