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    it's a false dichotomy. Liberty for the few is no liberty worth fighting for.
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    Liberty, as it acts as the catalyst for equality. If everyone is free then no one is constrained by the barriers of racism, poverty, dictatorship etc.
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    Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. The founding fathers of America knew
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    Equality. Liberty is overrated.

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    (Original post by KingBradly)
    Which is more important, liberty or equality? Lots of freedom for all, or compromising freedoms in-order to make society more equal? Individualism or collectivism? Anarchy or authoritarianism? Most of us lie somewhere in-between, but I think when push comes to shove, when we get down to the nitty-gritty, we'd all favour one over the other. Which do you hold more dear?
    Will take liberty thank you.

    F*** being equal to all the peasants and cretins on this site.

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    Liberty all the way.

    As for equality, I gather that you mean equality of outcome. That I don't believe to be important, or at least that it should not be manufactured by forcefully redistributing wealth and curtailing liberty. Maintaining equal rights under the law is paramount too, however.
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    (Original post by TrueDetective01)
    Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. The founding fathers of America knew
    I disagree. Equality is a pipe-dream, and in the Declaration of Independence, the founding fathers wrote "all men are created equal"...but equality comes at the cost of liberty.
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    (Original post by SirMilkSheikh)
    I disagree. Equality is a pipe-dream, and in the Declaration of Independence, the founding fathers wrote "all men are created equal"...but equality comes at the cost of liberty.
    Yes, I do know equality is a pipe-dream
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    Equality is unobtainable, we should simply give people the power to act and try to get themselves as far as they can go.
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    It seems self-defeating in that to treat everyone identically would probably have an unequal impact on different cultures, thus neglecting its own purpose. By treating everyone the same, some are inevitably favoured.

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    (Original post by KingBradly)
    Which is more important, liberty or equality? Lots of freedom for all, or compromising freedoms in-order to make society more equal? Individualism or collectivism? Anarchy or authoritarianism? Most of us lie somewhere in-between, but I think when push comes to shove, when we get down to the nitty-gritty, we'd all favour one over the other. Which do you hold more dear?
    Liberty obv... :drool: ...





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