What does Sun Yat-Sen mean in this quote "An individual should not have too much freedom. A nation should have absolute freedom."  

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This quote addresses the balance between the rights of the individual and the rights and responsibilities of the government.  In Western countries such as America, we believe in individual rights.  Our Constitution has a bill of rights that grants us certain freedoms.

Sun Yat-Sen, on the other hand, believed that the government should have more control than the individuals should have freedom.  The government’s rights take priority over the rights of the individuals.  It’s kind of like restricting the rights of the few for the benefit of the many, but you can see how this idea could be manipulated into an abusive government structure where individuals have no rights.

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