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Our Views: Defining freedom
To some, it means government butts out; others seek protection from lifes dangers
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Freedom is the embodiment of all we hold dear as Americans, yet is something we all tend to define differently. We just celebrated our nation’s birthday a few days ago, and on this Independence Day weekend, the discussion of what constitutes freedom is more spirited than ever, with each day’s news refreshing the content of that debate. Take the scandal over government surveillance of domestic phone calls.