freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
“It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”
“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
–Martin Luther King Jr.