Freedom is an expression of humanity, However not the only defining trait of a human. If that were so, We could fall into a similar argument as Diogenes' rebuttal to Plato's definition of a man.
The most basic freedom that we has humans evolved into, Or were divinely given(however you view it), Was the ability to make choice and recognize that we were making it, And why.
In medium, Using this ability -that no other animal on this planet has the same level of- we are able to discern what choices lead to the least amount of options, And the ones that lead to the most, And the ability to see which will forward the community towards the better, And which will restrict the freedoms or choices of others.
Slavery, For example, Though it could be reasonably argued that not all freedoms are gone, Shows us that inherent or innate freedom is restricted because of the choices to create freedoms that benefit the few.
Freedom is an expression of humanity.
In short, We make choices every day that shape the world to either benefit us or another, While having the option to restrict another or not.
We consistently expand or restrict freedoms, And because of that, Freedom is an expression of humanity.
Feel free to disagree or qualify, And debate as such.
No. Freedom is not an expression of humanity. For in the early times of this world, Slavery is rampant. Still, Back then, They are human and humane. We can’t say that they’re inhumane for it’s the way they lived.
And that's why Freedom is not an expression of humanity.
Now, Reply if you disagree.