"Freedom of Men under Government is, to have a standing Rule to live by,
common to every one of that Society, and made by the Legislative Power
erected in it; a Liberty to follow my own Will in all things, where the
Rule prescribes not; and not to be subject to the inconstant, uncertain,
unknown, Arbitrary Will of another Man: as Freedom of Nature is, to be under no other restraint but the Law of Nature."
- John Locke, Second Treatise of Civil Government, Ch. IV, sec. 22