We don’t have to be thrown in jail to lose our liberty. Liberty comes in many guises. When others are in control of our lives and we have no control, we don’t have our liberty because of those restrictions placed upon us.
The definition of liberty: ‘the condition of being free from restriction or control, the right and power to act, believe, or express oneself in a manner of one’s own choosing.’ With our liberty, we are free to express ourselves and have the power to act on those expressions.
Throughout my childhood and adult life, my liberty was relinquished by default, certainly not by choice.