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Justice the rights of choice freedom from domination national and civil liberty in todays world societys whose citizens have personal and political liberties are considered free But do institutionalized rights guarantee freedom Does political liberty create a just and free society When good Governments go bad and overstep their mark do citizens have the right of dissent Throughout history thinkers have grappled with questions like these and come to a variety of conclusions both in support of and protest and against it Freedom is a universal ideal It occurs when there are no restraints placed on personal choice by another individual state or authority To be truly free there must also be an absence of any natural conditions which could prevent the actioning of a persons free will This ideal had been institutionalized by modern society to create an environment where an individuals choice is maximized and the restraints on their will minimized This has coincided with the application of science and reason to politics the rise of the individual and the decline of belief that the common good is the ultimate end In this free society individuals have personal rights and political and social liberty and are free from both foreign domination and a despotic government This concept of free is the freedom of individual rights and individual responsibilities In this type of liberal free society one is not imposed on to ensure the freedom of others Collective freedom therefore is not guaranteed by ensuring that every person has access to the resources required to obtain their will or the means to achieve their desired end Citizens make the decisions that affect the collective society through their vote They can act as they choose and achieve their own end as long as they do not break the laws their elected representation makes These laws are made to prevent the liberty of one person threatening the liberty of another The Governments role becomes to protect
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