Which one of the following reflects the nicest, appropriate relationship between law and liberty?
- If there are more laws, there is less liberty.
- If there are no laws, there is no liberty.
- If there is liberty, laws have to be made by the people.
- If laws are changed too often, liberty is in danger.
The term ‘Liberty’ or ‘freedom’ denotes a very important principle of political philosophy. It is formally described as ‘absence of restrain’. It means in order to maintain liberty of the individual, the state should not impose any restraints on his activities in various sphere of life.
Liberty entails the responsible use of freedom under the rule of law without depriving anyone else of their freedom. Freedom is broader in that it represents a total lack of restraint or the unrestrained ability to fulfil one's desires.
The correct option is B.