Feel Free To Set A Better Example — by Ryan Holiday

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Feel Free To Set A Better Example — by Ryan Holiday

Post by Welles » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:39 pm

At the core of legal theory is this idea that there are essentially two forms of liberty—positive and negative. Positive liberty is the freedom to do something, such as the freedom of speech or the freedom of worship. Negative liberty is freedom from something, which is a little more complicated. For instance, in the United States, the Third Amendment to the Constitution stipulates that the government cannot quarter troops in the home of any private individual. The Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. As FDR famously pointed out, freedom from want and fear are just as important as speech and worship.

The complicated part of all this, of course, is where somebody else’s freedom to do something intersects with somebody else’s desire to be free from it.
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Feel Free To Set A Better Example — by Ryan Holiday

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Re: Feel Free To Set A Better Example — by Ryan Holiday

Post by Amigoo » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:35 pm

Re: "Feel Free To Set A Better Example" — by Ryan Holiday
http://www.awakin.org/read/view.php?op=audio&tid=2379

"Epictetus leaves with a tricky and timeless question: What is up to us and what is not up to us?"

:idea: A logic fallacy ("either, or, but not both") seems to be hidden in this discussion
when "both" is the necessary solution (some things we do, others we cannot).

For example, if exemplary behavior can prevent a serious crime, police would not need
to use deadly force occasionally ... especially if the perpetrator was on drugs or otherwise
mentally incapacitated (where exemplary behavior would be unnoticed or ignored). :roll:

Rod :)

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