americia personal liberty or the "good" of the whole

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    looking for some opinions..what is more important
     
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    Interesting question. I am under the impression that more dictatorships are created for 'the good of the whole" than for personal liberty.
     
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    You would have to be specific. Specific things can fall either way. Also you would have to define your terms, what you think is freedom may not be what the majority thinks. Personal Liberty has limits in a society. Just as the needs of the many may have limits as well.
     
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    I agree .Its not absolute but I believe the good of the whole is in fact ultimately best served through personal liberty .it is something I am concerned we are losing sight of as a nation
     
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    Once again, specifics. Personal Liberty is a broad term that can mean anything and can and does include things that are NOT for the Good of the whole. Just as the Good of the whole is a broad term that can mean just about anything and used in such a broad way can in fact be dangerous to the whole.
     
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    personal liberty.

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    and.. is that Dee Snider?
     
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    no dees not this pretty
     
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    The question is prompted by my telling him/her/it that good of the whole (US Messageboard) supercedes his/her/its individual desire to rant wherever he/she/it pleases, and disrupt anyone and/or any forum.

    Getting the same crap from another member as well. It seems they believe any and every forum is fair game for them to disrupt at their whim.

    That would be your specifics.
     
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    I simply asked a question of intrest to me seeking opinions.. could you please keep you paranoid self obsessed conspiracy's out of my thread ,it is disruptive and does not serve the Good of the whole
     
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    Well, other than the fact that I put up with two days of your ranting via PM, I guess I wouldn't have a reason to KNOW what you're on here flapping at the gums about.

    Why not try using a little G-2, if you have any, and take your little self to the legal forum and look at the thread titled Freedom of Speech? This topic was already covered "while you were away.":cool:
     

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