Is “freedom” different for liberals and conservatives?

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Photo by Daryan Shamkhali on Unsplash

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.

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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.

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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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