“freedom of men under government is, to have a standing rule to live by, common to every one of that society, and made by the legislative power erected in it; a liberty to follow my own will in all things, where the rule prescribes not; and not to be subject to the inconstant, uncertain, unknown, arbitrary will of another man: as freedom of nature is, to be under no other restraint but the law of nature.” John Locke, Second Treatise of Government
In the mind of John Locke, natural liberty can only be eroded by rules that are made by the legislature and are equally applied to all the members of a society. The acquiescence to laws and regulations which have been unequally applied is actually a willing surrender of one’s natural liberty.
Take a moment today to identify rules, recommendations, regulations, and laws with which your tacit compliance signals a willingness to give up your individual liberty without a fight. It is time to stand up and speak out. An engaged citizenry is What Is Right With America.
Susan C. Rempel, Ph.D.
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