Friday, February 24, 2012

Liberty, Part XXXVIII

To help to conclude this series on liberty, here are a few relevant lines from Young Americans for Freedom's Sharon Statement, from 1960:

"THAT foremost among the transcendent values is the individual's use of his God-given free will, whence derives his right to be free from the restrictions of arbitrary force;

"THAT liberty is indivisible, and that political freedom cannot long exist without economic freedom;

"THAT the purpose of government is to protect those freedoms through the preservation of internal order, the provision of national defense, and the administration of justice;

"THAT when government ventures beyond these rightful functions, it accumulates power, which tends to diminish order and liberty...."

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