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Liberalism is a term that political observers and philosophers have sought to define for centuries. Most of the arguments raised revolve around philosophical thought. In both practice and theory, liberalism focuses on promoting freedom of choice in individuals. Reitan defines liberalism as “a philosophy of government and is not concerned with private lives, apart from the responsibility of government and other public institutions to provide the freedom, opportunities, and security needed for the development of human potential” (2003, p. 70). It is important to note that although liberalism supports free individual choice, the choice has to have respect for the rights and freedom of others. Social liberalism upholds freedom in different aspects of life such as lifestyle, sexual orientation, association and movement, religion, expression, and thought. This is on the condition that the exercise of these freedoms does not violate the freedom of others. In this context, all individuals have equal freedom.