What does Freedom mean to you?

Definition of FREEDOM via Merriam Webster Dictionary

1: the quality or state of being free: as
a: the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action
b: liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another : independence
c: the quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something onerous <freedom from care>
d: ease, facility <spoke the language with freedom>
e: the quality of being frank, open, or outspoken freedom>
f: improper familiarity
g: boldness of conception or execution
h: unrestricted use <gave him the freedom of their home>
2a: a political right

With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

And this will be the day — this will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning:

My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.

Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim’s pride,

From every mountainside, let freedom ring!

“They may take our lives, but they will never take our freedom” – William Wallace

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela

“Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.” – Jim Morrison

“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” – Winston Churchill

“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.”- Bob Dylan

“Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.” – Stephen Covey

Freedom to choose, freedom to loose, freedom to sing the blues, it’s all up to you. We are all born free and through out our lives there are those that try to rob us of the best part of life, to rob us of the happiness that comes from the knowledge that your life is your own. Every minute you have the right to choose, the ability to seize the moment and enjoy it. What makes you happy? Go do that, you are free! – Steve Schappert

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