And freedom doesn’t mean what you think it means, either.
Freedom is a loaded word. I’m not free to punch you in the face. I’m not free to walk out into the middle of the street and start shooting random bystanders. I’m not free to walk into the middle of a movie theater and fire a shot into the ceiling and cause a panic that results in dozens of injuries and maybe a death. And you know what? I’m fine with that. Because hurting people is wrong. And freedoms that hurt other people are, therefore, wrong.
Something to think about, when somebody starts nattering “Freedom!”. Is he talking about being free to hurt someone else? Darlin’, that ain’t freedom, that’s just thuggery being dressed in fine silken robes.
– Badtux the Somewhat-free Penguin