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Francis Lieber’S Theory Of Institutional Liberty, Steven Samson Nov 1994

Francis Lieber’S Theory Of Institutional Liberty, Steven Samson

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Lieber argued that external liberty is an outgrowth of internal freedom. Real freedom is “perpetual, individual, and relates to the whole being.” Liberty is “granted, guaranteed, and, therefore, generally of a public character.” It is the political expression of this preexisting moral condition of the people. It is a practical result of flourishing institutions of self-government.