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In this Land of freedom, each individual is responsible for himself. This is called sovereignty, the ability to act, and do, as one pleases. It is when an individual takes an action, and violates another individuals sovereignty, which constitutes a crime, because it prevents another person the ability to continue unimpeded in his own freedom.
Using this principle, do you think people in the olden days were ever pulled over on a horse for speeding? No, because they were free to come and go as they please. Why? Because people were trusted to use good judgement. But let's say that guy ran over a kid on his horse, he would then be sought for justice. But, not until he violated someone else's "Rights," should he be detained. He should be left alone, or "free," to carry on as he chooses, if he hasn't violated another's Rights.
Keeping in bounds with another persons liberty is the ultimate example of exercising ones own right to be free. The principle of freedom is understood, and then extended to another in a show of good manners and civility. Therefore, people can live in peace, and with happiness, that they will feel safe in their liberty. The right to bear arms is the ultimate protection from victimization in a free society. Because, in allowing it, the security afforded to retain freedom for all, and from all, is unmatched, as it promotes good manners, and a respect of individual sovereignty. -Matthew Phillips
"Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law,' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual” - Thomas Jefferson