The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner

Liberty, in philosophy, involves free will as contrasted with determinism. In politics, liberty consists of the social and political freedoms to which all community members are entitled. In theology, liberty is freedom from the bondage of sin. Generally, liberty is distinctly differentiated from freedom in that freedom is primarily, if not exclusively, the ability to do as one wills and what one has the power to do; whereas liberty concerns the absence of arbitrary restraints and takes into account the rights of all involved. As such, the exercise of liberty is subject to capability and limited by the rights of others.

  • Cold War - The struggle between the so-called superpowers and their respective allies during the second half of the 20th century
  • Commerce Clause - Clause of article I, section 8 of the U.S. Constitution that gives Congress power "to regulate commerce"
  • Conservatism - Political philosophy that emphasizes respect for traditional institutions
  • Constitution, United States - The supreme law of the United States of America