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FREEDOM : History reveals a pattern.. People fight for freedom, then they begin to accumulate laws to take it away from themselves.
Please comment on the eternal conflict of FREEDOM versus MAN-MADE LAWS.How do you perceive it?

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Asked by shintsie, 26 Jan '10 01:15 pm
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Freedom is the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints. However in most cases such freedom interfere with the freedom of others. To avoid such interference certain laws are necessary. For example you cant do sex in public citing "freedom".When one is under a foreigner's rule you have no freedom of speach or freedom of movement or freedom to live. when one is free from that rule and have your own rule nobody touches these basic freedom and refuse them to you. What they have done, doing or going to do is place some restriction on our doings so that we do not interfere with the freedom of others. Banning tobacco products,alcohol ,races and lottery are not restriction on freedom but brakes on uncontrolled freedom which will harm you. But when the lawmakers cross the limit and overdo with curtailing the freedom as at the emergency period of Mrs Indhira Gandhi, people revolt and rout such people like they handed over the humilitating defeat to her in the next e ...more
Answered by Josna, 28 Jan '10 08:02 pm

 
  
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I do not think that the Man Made Laws are there to take away the freedom of a person. In fact they are good for the Society as a whole. The Laws bar you only to do the wrong things. They also regularise the working of the Society. But, yes the Laws can be misused also to gain undue advantage. Here the implementation may be a problem, but not the Law.
Answered by kishore malhotra, 27 Jan '10 11:10 am

 
  
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There is quite a difference in between in the laws made to rule/loot a country and laws made to govern a country......while the later is our choice the former being imposed forcefully........so while the former one is snatching the freedom;. the later becomes its protector.
Answered by shashank sharma, 31 Jan '10 03:05 pm

 
  
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The history of law is the history of civilization, and law itself is only the blessed tie that binds human society together. Our long armed and hairy ancestors had no idea of redress beyond vengeance, or of justice beyond mere individual reprisal. The man-made law, like everything we do and like everything we say, is a heritage from the past. Unlike man-made law, which is prescriptive, natural law is descriptive. A person cannot break a natural law: it's unbreakable and that is a characteristic which defines it. It is unnecessary to take a natural rule and make it into a man-made law; it is a complete waste of time and of resources to do so. And it has nothing to interfere with your freedom. For what its worth, I think it would be worth having a vigorous constitutional argument about capitalism. A free society is only free because its people, rather than its government, are sovereign, and it only needs a Constitution to protect individual liberty from encroachment by the government. Wh ...more
Answered by Dil Se, 28 Jan '10 10:21 am

 
  
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Abuse of freedom , in fact the tendency to degenerate it into licence, is the breeding ground for law-making to regulate human conduct . Essentially, there is no conflict, much less eternal, between freedom as it should mean and man-made laws which are social prescriptions formulated for the greatest good of the greatest number ,for the time in question.
Answered by ARUP BANERJEE, 27 Jan '10 12:40 am

 
  
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Laws are laws if they are enacted for the well being of the people as a whole...if anytime, they are felt to be punitive, they lose their actual purpose....freedom , means the feeling of complete freedom , now its up to you whether u want to enjoy them wid legitimacy or by crossing the border without having a valid passport.....if u can accept the man-made-laws which are never detrimental to the general interest of people , I think following them healthily may make u feel travelling wid more freedom....Thanks.
Answered by bijoy agarwala, 26 Jan '10 07:46 pm

 
  
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SPeaking of freedom, the most difficult phase in a nation addressing freedom is when freedom fighters turn into officials and when revolutionaries turn into bureaucrats. The transition from freedom fighter and revolutionary into official and bureaucrat is often the phase when hard fought freedom begins getting lost again.

As a revolutionary or as a freedom fighter, you spend your life in the jungle on the run from the might of the law. You face death everyday as a revolutionary or freedom fighter, and your life is not taken for guarantee. You face humiliation after humiliation as u sacrifice u r own comforts for a greater cause u believe in. You face the sufferings of people everyday as people come asking you for justice against the system.

However once the revolution is won and freedom is attained, the revolutionaries and freedom fighters settle down in relatively plush offices. The first change that is experienced is that the direct connection with the people, which would b ri ...more
Answered by A Moin, 26 Jan '10 01:40 pm

 
  
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