A Liberty Principle

Some philosophers hold that liberty is a basic good. That is, the bare fact that a person can act freely is good, even if the free agency is employed for wrong-doing.  One reason for thinking that liberty is good is to imagine you are walking freely on campus until someone yells: STOP.  You stop, but then naturally want an explanation for the command.  Were you about to step on a land mine? or do you need to retrieve a package you lost?  If no justification is given, do you feel wronged?  If so, this may be because you think of freedom as a basic good.

On the other hand, some philosophers have thought that when a person uses her freedom wrongly, the act is even worse because it is done freely.