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NATURAL AND MORAL LIBERTIES ACCORDING TO JOHN WINTHROP 1 Running head: NATURAL AND MORAL LIBERTIES ACCORDING TO JOHN WINTHROP Natural and Moral Liberties According to John Winthrop Ziv Mor US History Professor Quinones February 4, 2010
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NATURAL AND MORAL LIBERTIES ACCORDING TO JOHN WINTHROP 2 Abstract Understanding the thought process behind the liberties given to us by our founding fathers, is like learning how to walk; you must start with the basics. This paper will briefly discuss a later speech of John Winthrop and will provide readers with one idea of the significance of this speech. In 1645, four years prior to his death, John Winthrop addressed the General Court of Massachusetts to explain his own distinctions between “moral” and “natural” liberty. Keywords:
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NATURAL AND MORAL LIBERTIES ACCORDING TO JOHN WINTHROP 3 Natural and Moral Liberties According to John Winthrop One of the best things about our country today is freedom, or liberty. However, a close inspection will quickly reveal that we, as Americans, do not have nearly as many liberties as we would like to think we have. We don’t have “total freedom” because a few people realized that “natural” freedom ultimately leads to evil. This was the main theme behind John Winthrop’s
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