Webster seems to believe that choice is expressing a preference. Perhaps that is the universal concept.
Does freedom give us choice, or does freedom demand responsibility? And what is the blending of freedom and choice?
Do I have the right, simply because I live, breathe and exist, to move about the Earth at my whim?
Of course not. No one believes that. What we disagree on are the specifics of the restrictions. The debate is about where your choice ends and my freedom begins, and where my responsibility kicks in and your choice begins.
I think the definition of choice needs an addendum.
If we’re going to continue to exist as a human family, cooperating with one another, choice must become a preference without harm.