Explain the concept of liberty, distinguish between 'positive liberty' and 'negative liberty,' explain the dangers of 'positive liberty,' argue that 'negative liberty' is favorable in comparison.
In general parlance, liberty is the freedom to do whatever one chooses to as long as such conduct or omission is within the confines of what law and policy frameworks dictate. Viewed from different disciplines perspective, liberty may entail different conceptualism, though the idea of freedom remains dominant and overriding or cutting across the various definitions. Liberty has been given two distinctive classifications, that is, negative liberty and positive liberty. Whereas negative liberty is the freedom from interference by other people and is primarily concerned with freedom from external restraint, positive liberty is the ability or capacity to act upon one`s free will.