Quote of the day—Ludwig Boerne

The difference between Liberty and liberties is as great as between God and gods.

Ludwig Boerne
Fragmente and Aphorismen (1840)
[From The Great Thoughts (link is to the 2nd Edition, mine is the 1st Edition–1985)

I think this captures why “they” don’t get it when we say, “We don’t have Liberty.” “They” look as us funny and tell us, “You have lots of liberties.”—Joe]


2 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Ludwig Boerne

  1. I’m not entirely certain either of you understand the liberty vs. liberties argument. Rights and freedom are not synonymous. Liberty is a misnomer.

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