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‘Freedom’ needs to be redefined or not used

It’s time the word freedom was either clarified or removed from the English language.

First of all, freedom is an impossibility, as one’s freedom denies another’s. When used in a general sense such as freedom from slavery it has meaning, but literally, the slave master was denied his freedom to own slaves. The greatest fallacy is equating liberalism with freedom; in reality they are direct opposites.

Liberalism dictates human behavior in every venue. The problem is, a liberal can’t conceive that anyone could or should have an opposing viewpoint, so must be eliminated by any process, illegally if necessary. The list is endless, but the most common is control or elimination of industry they declare harmful to humanity, animals, birds, etc., denial of public lands and removal of private lands it deemed useful to their cause. Morality is defined by liberalism through education and advertising. The only tool law and law enforcement have is fear. Liberalism makes law enforcement difficult and often impossible, to protect the social misfit. Environment is high on the liberal agenda, and great strides are made by proclaiming the unknown to be factual.

Assuming scientists are better informed, the ones in disagreement are conveniently overlooked and ignored. One undeniable fact is they have done a masterful job of hoodwinking the gullible, but name it for what it is. It’s certainly not freedom.

Frank Haggerty

Penn Valley

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