The Definition of Liberty from 1828 and earlier

Earlier

Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.  

II Corinthians 3:17

liberty bell video pic cover

______________________________________________

1828 edition of Webster’s American Dictionary

of the English Language

the definition of liberty:

Source

liberty

LIB’ERTY, n. [L. libertas, from liber, free.]

1. Freedom from restraint, in a general sense, and applicable to the body, or to the will or mind. The body is at liberty, when not confined; the will or mind is at liberty, when not checked or controlled. A man enjoys liberty, when no physical force operates to restrain his actions or volitions.

2. Natural liberty, consists in the power of acting as one thinks fit, without any restraint or control, except from the laws of nature. It is a state of exemption from the control of others, and from positive laws and the institutions of social life. This liberty is abridged by the establishment of government.

3. Civil liberty, is the liberty of men in a state of society, or natural liberty, so far only abridged and restrained, as is necessary and expedient for the safety and interest of the society, state or nation. A restraint of natural liberty, not necessary or expedient for the public, is tyranny or oppression. civil liberty is an exemption from the arbitrary will of others, which exemption is secured by established laws, which restrain every man from injuring or controlling another. Hence the restraints of law are essential to civil liberty.

The liberty of one depends not so much on the removal of all restraint from him, as on the due restraint upon the liberty of others.

In this sentence, the latter word liberty denotes natural liberty.

4. Political liberty, is sometimes used as synonymous with civil liberty. But it more properly designates the liberty of a nation, the freedom of a nation or state from all unjust abridgment of its rights and independence by another nation. Hence we often speak of the political liberties of Europe, or the nations of Europe.

5. Religious liberty, is the free right of adopting and enjoying opinions on religious subjects, and of worshiping the Supreme Being according to the dictates of conscience, without external control.

6. Liberty, in metaphysics, as opposed to necessity, is the power of an agent to do or forbear any particular action, according to the determination or thought of the mind, by which either is preferred to the other.

Freedom of the will; exemption from compulsion or restraint in willing or volition.

7. Privilege; exemption; immunity enjoyed by prescription or by grant; with a plural. Thus we speak of the liberties of the commercial cities of Europe.

8. Leave; permission granted. The witness obtained liberty to leave the court.

9. A space in which one is permitted to pass without restraint, and beyond which he may not lawfully pass; with a plural; as the liberties of a prison.

10. Freedom of action or speech beyond the ordinary bounds of civility or decorum. Females should repel all improper liberties.

To take the liberty to do or say any thing, to use freedom not specially granted.

To set at liberty, to deliver from confinement; to release from restraint.

To be at liberty, to be free from restraint.

Liberty of the press, is freedom from any restriction on the power to publish books; the free power of publishing what one pleases, subject only to punishment for abusing the privilege, or publishing what is mischievous to the public or injurious to individuals.

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Advertisements

Celebrating with Family and Friends — Good Times, Good Food, Great Memories!

Special thanks to Paula and Tim Caswell for a memorable evening to delight a princess!

And now for a walk down memory lane with me.  These pics capture some highlights through the years. I want to thank my friends and family for sharing the evening and for helping me get to this point in life. I would also be remiss to not thank those who have gone before me, especially my parents. I humbly bow before my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who died that all those who would come to Him in repentance and faith might live eternally with Him. May you know Him and walk in His way all the days of your life.

More pics coming here soon…

Tribute to Ron Paul from The Atlantic oft called the Brain of the TeaParty

It does not seem at all far-fetched to think that Paul could have a much greater impact on the race than last time. The Republican primaries are sure to be about economic and size-of-government issues. The subject that hurt him last time, foreign policy, will probably take a backseat. Paul will not lack for resources, thanks to his legion of online donors. Reagan, the Republican hero, once endorsed him. And the party’s energy right now is at the grass roots, which also bodes well for him. If his economic message connects in Iowa and New Hampshire—well, who can say?

Meanwhile, the country is losing faith in its economic leaders. “I feel really good about what’s happening,” he told me. “I never dreamed of a day when so many people would be thinking about the Federal Reserve. I can draw crowds of thousands! The first time I mentioned Austrian economics when I spoke at the University of Michigan, they started to applaud. I thought, What in thunder is happening? What’s happening is, the education is occurring.”

Paul looked rapturous, and he leaned forward. “Two years ago,” he said, “if you’d had somebody come in and do what you should do on the recession, they’d probably be impeached in a week. But attitudes are changing—people are understanding economics differently.”

This complete article available online here >>>

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/11/the-tea-party-8217-s-brain/8280/

Proclaim Liberty – Ring the Bell and thank David Hall and his family!

Sandra Crosnoe - Finding Gems & Sharing ThemI salute you from afar David Hall! I especially thank God for placing the bell in your hands so that many could ring the bell and learn about what real freedom is indeed! Thank you for placing the bell between the Ten Commandments right where it should be.

To be free from the bondage of sin and death; what liberty is that?

Almost incomprehensible to our human minds, but our spirits soar with the knowledge of His rescue and Life in our midst. May you know Him and His resurrection power and His Life everlasting!

The Cost of War: The Texas Toll


Proclaim Liberty – Ring the Bell
for more information and to contact David Hall

At the time of this post over 46,000 people have viewed this video. Countless more have actually seen and rung the bell as David Hall and his family have made an effort to honor our fallen heroes whenever he could be there with the Liberty Bell. Please thank him in person or online and help him in this important calling where your paths cross with his.

I mourn with David at the recent loss of his mother, Vivian Hall, a lady who knew and loved the Lord and her family well. Vivian raised them to walk in His footsteps and do great things and touch many in His service. I celebrate with David the blessing of her life and treasure moments with the entire Hall family through the years.

Blessings,
Sandie

%d bloggers like this: