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People claim to want freedom but they also seem to need limitations on that freedom This is because freedom as well as its limitations are both needed to live peacefully Absolute freedom cannot be achieved because when you take away limitations you take away freedoms With out rules governing our society people would be able to do what they want to each other with out a certain punishment When you examine the advantages and disadvantages of both arguments it becomes clearer I believe that one of the major reasons freedom is so desirable is because many of the limitations on freedom do not allow us the right to have control over our own bodies Controlling our bodies is the only thing that we actually have power over A large number of the prohibited freedoms are crimes were you make your self the victim Such as using drugs prostitution suicide vagrancy minor in possession dodging the draft entering the country illegally and age limits on the purchase of porno graphic materials All of these crimes are punishable under the law What puts these apart from most crimes is that you choose to victimize yourself except sometimes in the case of prostitution if they are being forced to prostitute against there own will What people choose to do to them selves in my opinion is the least of our worries as a country The last thing the government should have control over is what you choose to do to yourself As long as you are not directly harming anyone else in the process the government should not waste their time and money on something that is so trivial in comparison to crimes involving a victim In general people do not agree with the government controlling what they can and cannot do to themselves It should be no ones decision but your own if you want to be homeless drug addicted prostitute As long as the only damage
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