Tag Archives: Choice

WiNiP | What I Noticed in Passing forms the following question:

When you negate a component of the foundation upon which your premise stands do you not then defeat the entire structure upon which your premise/ambition is based?

Examples: When you surrender your liberty are you still (really) free to make any choice? Or, another way of pitching the point: If your choices are limited only to those made available is one truly at liberty to freely choose? If your concept of Freedom is the liberty to make a choice then does it not also require one to be free from the imposition of consequence occurring from the choice made by another?

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The Many Extensions of Freedom

“No provision in our Constitution ought to be dearer to man than that which protects the rights of conscience against the enterprises of the civil authority.” 

This very simple phrase composes the perfect essence of representative democracy and such clarity of mind the custom of its author, Thomas Jefferson. At its heart lies the very foundation of our Constitution and its purpose; “…protects the rights of conscience against the enterprises of civil authority.”   

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2012: Choices to be Made

Wouldn’t it be nice if…? I was musing over the potential of this seemingly quixotic phrase particularly as I was reviewing the events of this past year and I toyed with the idea: Wouldn’t it be nice if one were able to choose which events followed on to the New Year and by exclusion those which did not, along with their unresolved consequences, remain in the past; a sort of isolation ward. Wouldn’t it be nice?  

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