Signs of the Times

True Freedom

The Rev. Oliver Blanchard Loud Weymouth Gazette, Massachusetts

As the English writer of some years ago put it: "There are two freedoms—the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where a man is free to do what he ought." Think about that. Do you like the person who is so tree to tell you or force you to do something you do not like to do? He does not understand freedom, does he? He does not even live in the atmosphere of freedom, does he?

The distinguished English philosopher. John Stuart Mill, used to teach: The only freedom which deserves the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it."

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January 25, 1947

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