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    Power VS Liberty

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    Should America Have Power or Liberty & Why?
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    Re: Power VS Liberty

    I think you are going to need to explain your reasoning here. I am not sure why distinctions between these are being made.

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    Re: Power VS Liberty

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I think you are going to need to explain your reasoning here. I am not sure why distinctions between these are being made.
    don't you know what liberty and power means.
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    Re: Power VS Liberty

    Quote Originally Posted by jr602az View Post
    don't you know what liberty and power means.
    In my mind:

    "Liberty" means "freedom".

    "Power" means any number of things, among them:
    • Electrical power.
    • Political power (in many cases closely intertwined with military power).
    • Military power (in many cases closely intertwined with political power).
    • Personal power (as in, monetary, physical, mental, etc.).
    • Collective power (as in, a group of people and their combined power in all the above ways and probably others).
    • Other types of power I have not mentioned/thought of.

    Edit: As the OP, it is your responsibility to define what you were attempting to ask/state, as we are not telepathic (or at least I'm not).
    Last edited by The Mark; 03-05-10 at 10:07 PM.
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    Re: Power VS Liberty

    Power provides liberty.

    The greatest freedom is the freedom to oppress others.


    THE GREATEST FREEDOM IS THE FREEDOM TO OPPRESS OTHERS

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    Re: Power VS Liberty

    There is some reason the two are mutually exclusive??

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    Re: Power VS Liberty

    Whoever has power has liberty(or at least the capability to take it for themselves), and the ability to grant liberty to those who do not have the power to take/maintain it on their own. The rights of the weak are determined by the grace of the powerful.
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    Re: Power VS Liberty

    Quote Originally Posted by jr602az View Post
    don't you know what liberty and power means.
    Is this a troll?

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    Re: Power VS Liberty

    Quote Originally Posted by jr602az View Post
    Hello America

    Should America Have Power or Liberty & Why?
    The United States has to have power to protect it's liberty.

    Welcome to what those of us who live here call "the real world".

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    Re: Power VS Liberty

    Liberty is a fragile illusion that derives from power. In fact, everything that a people needs to survive-- security, prosperity, order-- derives from power. Power is the heart of every interaction between individuals, organizations, and nations.
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