- to pursue his ambition to the full extent of his abilities, regardless of race or creed or family background.
- to associate with whom he pleases for any reason he pleases, even if someone else thinks it's a stupid reason.
- to worship God in his own way, even if it isn't "orthodox."
- to choose his own trade and to apply for any job he wants — and to quit his job if he doesn't like it or if he gets a better offer.
- to go into business for himself, be his own boss, and set his own hours of work — even if it's only three hours a week.
- to use his honestly acquired property or savings in his own way — spend it foolishly, invest it wisely, or even give it away.
- to offer his services or products for sale on his own terms, even if he loses money on the deal.
- to buy or not to buy any service or product offered for sale, even if the refusal displeases the seller.
- to disagree with any other person, even when the majority is on the side of the other person.
- to study and learn whatever strikes his fancy, as long as it seems to him worth the cost and effort of studying and learning it.
- to do as he pleases in general, as long as he doesn't infringe the equal right and opportunity of every other person to do as he pleases.
Leonard E. Read
Publisher, The Freeman