While thinking about a new name for our group, we considered terms that had been hijacked by the current politicians: liberty, freedom, family-values, democracy, the party of Lincoln… and we thought we would take back at least one of those words, and put it to good use.

Merriam Webster defines freedom this way:

  1. :  the quality or state of being free: such as
    a :  the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action
    b :  liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another :  independence
    c :  the quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something onerous freedom from care
    d :  ease, facility spoke the language with freedom
    e :  the quality of being frank, open, or outspoken answered with freedom
    f :  improper familiarity
    g :  boldness of conception or executionh :  unrestricted use gave him the freedom of their home

  2. a:  a political right
    b :  franchise, privilege

The word freedom is a sweeping term – including things that we take for granted on a daily basis, but also inspiring us to reach higher.

So we decided to take back our Freedom, in name and in action!

We are Freedom North Shore!