What is Freedom?

the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.
“we do have some freedom of choice”
absence of subjection to foreign domination or despotic government.
“he was a champion of Irish freedom”
synonyms:  independence, self-government, self-determination, self-rule, home rule, sovereignty, nonalignment, autonomy…

“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”

― Nelson Mandela

“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”

“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”

― Toni Morrison

“Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.”

― James Bovard