Liberty Essays

Value of Freedom

Everybody has a right to his or her own opinion. Freedom of speech involves toleration of what may seem to you a great deal of nonsense and even of matters which are in bad taste. John Stuart Mill in his essay “On Liberty in Utilitarianism Etc.” stated his belief on the matter by saying, “There ought to exist the fullest liberty of professing and discussing, as a matter of ethical conviction, any doctrine, however immoral it might be considered.”| |…

Read >>

John Locke on Property

In the Second Treatise of Government by John Locke, he writes about the right to private property. In the chapter which is titled “Of Property” he tells how the right to private property originated, the role it plays in the state of nature, the limitations that are set on the rights of private property, the role the invention of money played in property rights and the role property rights play after the establishment of government.. In this chapter Locke makes…

Read >>

Liberty Theological Seminary

Since church planting is a work that is mandated by the Lord Jesus Christ in the New Testament to His first disciples, Christian workers or those who do the work of church planting nowadays must follow the same directives that the Lord has given which, in turn, His apostles had passed on to their disciples. Where can one find these directives and pattern for starting a local church but in the Gospels (biographical account of Jesus’ missionary work), book of…

Read >>

Locke Vs Mill

Mankind has been fighting for Liberty and Freedom for as long as we can remember. Liberty and freedom has been a topic which has been debated for many decades. What does it mean to be free , and how far can we go to strive for freedom. These important questions have been answered and studied by two of the greatest English philosophers, John Locke and John Stuart Mill. Locke and Mill men will attempt to uncover the mysteries of Liberty…

Read >>

Liberty Today

The common notion of liberty today has been linked to the connotation of being free – freedom from dictators telling what the people should do and should not do, freedom from responsibilities, and alleviation of any restrictions we are suffering before. Liberty has always been related to the mitigation of certain laws and restrictions that bind us to do things that we desire. This is exists either as punishment or as a responsibility. Some perceptions of liberty are those which…

Read >>

Theories of Justice_ John Stuart Mill’s Harm Principle

This “very simple principle,” as Mill portrays it in the book itself, is now commonly known as the Harm Principle, and it serves as the basis for his defence of individual freedom. According to Mill, every individual adult should be free from constraint or interference except to the extent that his or her actions might harm others. While society may legitimately restrict the individual in that which “concerns others,” each individual should be otherwise free in that which “concerns himself.”…

Read >>

Restoration of the Statue of Liberty

In 1982 a restoration was done on the 305 ft. green lady that we all know as the statue of Liberty. This restoration cost 87 million dollars to do! The statue was in good condition because her skin is made out of copper, but with driving winds, and whipping rains her torch wasn’t holding up so well. The torch is where the restoration took place. The statue of Liberty was originally brought to America in the late 1800’s. It was…

Read >>

Bob Jones University

Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of choice, and more recently freedom from racial persecution; all of these freedoms belong to each and every person who is a citizen of the United States. Yet can any one of these freedoms be compromised to let another prevail? Take freedom of religion and racial discrimination, can one be discriminated against because of his color just because another’s religion teaches racism? Or can a certain religion be discriminated against because it teaches…

Read >>

Social Philosophy

Introduction As more and more cities, counties, states, and counties ban smoking in public places, place high taxes on cigarettes, and otherwise enact anti-smoking laws, clashes between the rights of one group of people and the rights of another are inevitable. If this principle were the basis for deciding public policy, which Mill advocated as one of its usages, Mill would fall somewhere in the middle on the smoking/anti-smoking spectrum. Certainly, Mill’s harm principle can be (and has been) used…

Read >>