The world has never had a good definition of the word liberty, and the American people, just now, are much in want of one. We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself and the product of his labor; while with others the same word may mean do as they please with other men and the product of other men’s labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name–liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, call by two different and incompatible names–liberty and tyranny.
Words and how defined matter. This was said by Lincoln in 1864. His words remain important to think about today. Think and stay strong.