Ever stop to consider what those words mean?
And what “life” would mean without them?
The restriction of freedom or of liberty does not have to mean “prison” or “chains”. It can also mean overt government involvement in the lives of man:
Between her blog and infrequent contributions to ehow.com, over the last few years she says she’s made about $50. To [Marilyn] Bess, her website is a hobby. To the city of Philadelphia, it’s a potential moneymaker, and the city wants its cut.
Of course they do. And “cut” is a great word. It’s not that the City does anything productive; they just pass laws that restrict YOU from doing it.
In May, the city sent Bess a letter demanding that she pay $300, the price of a business privilege license.
Of course they did.
When people realize that they can just legislate theft it should not surprise anyone when they do just that.