A person that will
not be ruled or enslaved. A self-reliant, self-sufficient, independent person
of any sex, any race that
is self-directed, self-disciplined, and self-governed. A person that
is not opposed to collective governments but believes each person
's rights come not from man-made governments but from God and that
all are responsible and accountable
for their own actions. The exact opposite of a slave.
Thomas Payne was a true freeman .... quote "government, even
in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable
one; for when we suffer or are exposed to the same
miseries by a government, which we might expect
in a country without
government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that
we furnish the means by which we suffer.".......