Freedom

 

The concept of freedom is defined in different ways according to different ideologies.

 

According to:

 

Americanism, Republicanism, Democratism, Classical Liberalism, Capitalism, etc.

 

Freedom is:

 

  • The power to think, act, communicate, or move according to individual (see individualism) self-determination.

  • The absence of subjugation or enslavement to a powerful, controlling, oppressive, restrictive, domineering, or tyrannical person, group, or government.

 

vs.

 

Progressivism, Socialism, Communism, Modern Liberalism, Hegelian Utopianism, etc.

 

Freedom is:

 

  • Choosing to conform with to the viewpoint (see Groupthink) and regulations of a controlled society for the purpose of achieving homogeneity (sameness) which will create peace.

 

Writing of the Declaration of Independence