example, gun control is a serious debate that has risen in the united States. Some believe thatpeople have the freedom to purchase weapons without consultation but the abaility to have thisfreedom has a negative affect on others. This can bring a danger to poeples safety and well-being. I agree with Coates becasue althoughpeople deserve to have freedom and liberty toconsume what they want, this threaten the freedom for the rest of us to surbive.I believe that some limits on the freedom to buy weapons are both vital and necessary.Similarly the freedom to rely simply on the government for healthcare coverage adds tohealthcare costs for everyone else, and so erodes the ability of those paying for healthcare topurchase the full coverage they desire. Here again, one person’s freedom is another’s constraint.No matter what peoples beliefs are we need to learn to have a common understanding of freedomor help widen the debate on freedom in America.. We need to learn to liveunder our own rulesand beliefs and not others control. We need to learn not to live under rules publicly decided bythe politicians we elect and believe to act democratically to maximize the liberties of all andbalance freedoms and responsibilities.
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Government,Negative and positive rights,negative liberty,positive liberty,Real freedom,David Coates