Frequently Searched

Foundations of Freedom Episode 10: The Virtue of Pride

December 28, 2023

The history, philosophy, and economics of freedom are important. Though hard to define, there’s another aspect of freedom that is even more important: the virtue of pride. In the tenth installment of the Foundations of Freedom video series, Goldwater Vice President for Legal Affairs Timothy Sandefur explores the simple pleasure of being free and the satisfaction we get from taking responsibility for ourselves. He explains the virtue of pride by telling the story of Frederick Douglass and quoting famous philosophers like Ayn Rand and Aristotle. Nobody can be given freedom—it is earned and preserved by each individual person in his or her own soul.

Each episode of the new Foundations of Freedom series features Sandefur discussing our individual liberties, their philosophical underpinnings, and what they mean to us today.

Watch the tenth video here:



More on this issue

Donate Now

Help all Americans live freer, happier lives. Join the Goldwater Institute as we defend and strengthen freedom in all 50 states.

Donate Now

Since 1988, the Goldwater Institute has been in the liberty business — defending and promoting freedom, and achieving more than 400 victories in all 50 states. Donate today to help support our mission.

We Protect Your Rights

Our attorneys defend individual rights and protect those who cannot protect themselves.

Need Help? Submit a case.

Get Connected to Goldwater

Sign up for the latest news, event updates, and more.