|Thanks for the input, Steve.|
I agree with your criticism. It's a good point. My wording was wrong. I, at the time I wrote it, had wondered whether I should use the true term for what it is that you have in nature -- i.e., license (not liberty) -- but accidentally decided that "liberty" was acceptable if qualified by the contextually-counterfactual term "absolute." I made a judgment call. No one has any real liberty when everyone -- and perhaps even when anyone! -- has unchecked license to do whatever they please.
(Edited by Ed Thompson on 7/28, 5:41pm)