It is socially accepted in the United States of America that everyone is born equal and free. This believe is based on the words written in the Declaration of Independence that states "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Men and women have lost their lives for this word, wars have be fought and revolutions have occurred for this word. Many people have different interpretations of what freedom is and what it means to them. After reading Chapter sixteen, Freedom in The Art of Being Human by Richard Janaro and Thelma Altshuler, I discovered that there are many different arguments about freedom, some that defend the belief in free will and some that condemn the belief in free will.

Determinists denounce the belief of free will, believing that there is to much control governing our lives for us to be truly free.

This believe is easily acceptable, believing that all people are limited in their choices. We call America, " The home of the free", but we are not completely free to do as we please. If we were completely free everyone could have any house they wanted or any car they wanted, no one would have to go to school or work if they did not want to. Although that would be great, that world will never exist.