What is liberty and why it is essential in the free social order?
“Technically speaking”, liberty falls under two classes
Civil liberty, which consists of:-
- Liberty of movement or movement without arrest.
- Liberty of speech
- And the Liberty of action
Now, the first kind is truly fundamental and most essential. there can be no doubt about it. The second kind can also be called freedom of opinion and is necessary for the progress of intellectual, moral, political, and social, and where it does not exists originality, even the most necessary is discouraged. And the Liberty of action means doing what one likes to do. But it is specific and limited to some extent and there is no means of taking advantage of it. Real liberty of action exists where there is no suppression of one caste by others where there is no unemployment, where a person is free from losing his job, his home, and food in consequence of his action.
(In my opinion ) This means that there is no liberty of action anywhere in this world.