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:
: 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
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!