Is “freedom” different for liberals and conservatives?

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Our political identity helps determine how we understand words

A line from the song stood out to me. “I’m proud to be an American because at least I know I’m free.” I wonder what Lee Greenwood would have responded if I asked him what exactly freedom means in the context of this song.

Lee Greenwood, using the American flag in a completely disrespectful way. Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=564946

Even then, society was moving away from the restrictive society these conservatives envisioned.

Mike is an Assistant Professor of Management for Legal and Ethical Studies at Oakland U. Mike combines his scholarship with practical experience in politics.

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