For the past few weeks, I've been immersed in biographies of several of our founding fathers, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington which led me to thoughts about the subtle differences between "Freedom" and "Liberty". They are somewhat like identical twins, often indistinguishable but nonetheless separate and individual. The word liberty is used most frequently by our founding fathers, liberty to be free to do something, as opposed to freedom from something. We can be granted certain freedoms but without the liberty to pursue those freedoms, are we really free? The freedoms guaranteed by the constitution are not taken from an incarcerated person but their liberty to exercize some of those freedoms is limited but when the president of the United States issues an executive order, he takes away both our freedom and our liberty - our freedom to do something and the liberty the constitution granted us to approve, through our representatives, of the removal of those freedoms. As citizens, we have allowed our republic to become an oligarchy. "But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."