At the Republican convention, many people were holding signs saying "let freedom reign". I was struck by the irony in the statement. How does one let freedom "reign"? Freedom doesn't "reign", freedom rings. Monarchs and [/I]dictators reign. Those signs basically say, "let freedom rule", which almost by definition, it can't. Is anyone else amused or afraid by the fact that the Republicans have surreptitiously slipped in this word of power that is very different from the original in it's meaning and context?