No friend of liberty can avoid the tumble back and forth between Burke and Paine.
What you saw was his first instinct, even when his life and his liberty was in jeopardy.
Obama seems to suggest that Big Business is the enemy of liberty, but Big Government is somehow its friend.
His latest book is America, Empire of liberty: A New History of the United States.
At this point Marvin gives his liberty Valance smile, the kind that makes you wish you could disintegrate in front of him.
The crew of the "liberty" was fairly surprised, and made no resistance.
But I say to all men, what we have achieved in liberty, we will surpass in greater liberty.
He knows who robbed him of his liberty, and from me shall he learn who has restored it to him.
liberty for all does not mean independence from one another.
I shall not allow my liberty to be taken away, or restricted, by you.
late 14c., "free choice, freedom to do as one chooses," from Old French liberté "freedom, liberty, free will" (14c.), from Latin libertatem (nominative libertas) "freedom, condition of a free man; absence of restraint; permission," from liber "free" (see liberal)
The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure it is right. [Learned Hand, 1944]Nautical sense of "leave of absence" is from 1758. To take liberties "go beyond the bounds of propriety" is from 1620s. Sense of "privileges by grant" (14c.) led to sense of "a person's private land" (mid-15c.), which yielded sense in 18c. England and America of "a district within a county but having its own justice of the peace," and also "a district adjacent to a city and in some degree under its municipal jurisdiction" (e.g. Northern Liberties of Philadelphia). Also cf. Old French libertés "local rights, laws, taxes."