Ask people what freedom means and you will get different answers. Ask people what the difference between freedom and Liberty is and you will usually get a blank stare. I believe that a country founded in Liberty is more free than one founded in freedom. Let’s look to Thomas Jefferson for a foundation:
Jefferson expressed a sophisticated, radical vision of liberty with awesome grace and eloquence. He affirmed that all people are entitled to liberty, regardless what laws might say. If laws don’t protect liberty, he declared, then the laws are illegitimate, and people may rebel. While Jefferson didn’t originate this idea, he put it in a way that set afire the imagination of people around the world, Moreover, he developed a doctrine for strictly limiting the power of government, the most dangerous threat to liberty everywhere.
Let’s define the two terms:
Freedom is a state of being capable ...