What does freedom mean to you? Freedom from something or for the right to fight for something? Using these words in the same sentence seems odd to me.
“Freedom from religion” and taking the words “under God” out of our pledge of allegiance, doesn’t sound like freedom, but actually appeasing those who were offended.
Maybe we should do away with the entire pledge because some folks have decided it didn’t work for them or they just weren’t feeling it.
We have the “right” to end the lives of unwanted babies, and the right for “same sex” marriages. The right to protest, has given way for others to have more freedom to fight for their personal choice.
Forcing people to buy health insurance, and fining them if they don’t. What happened to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? What about forcing people to pay huge increases in costs for energy? What about the pockets of others who declare they are saving the planet from global warming? Prominent scientists can’t agree on whether this actually exists or not. What about the people who just might benefit if the earth was a few degrees warmer?
Freedom is not equality. It is not being able to always do what you want to do. Freedom does not mean, I have the right to do what I want, this is a free country.
I can assure you the incarcerated person doesn’t feel the freedoms, he or she might want. Yet, many will declare their own personal freedom, while incarcerated. Read my story here
We all have the right to choose freedom. It comes from our awareness and is often found internally. Getting closer to your core values and especially, those that lay closest to your heart. That is worthy of fireworks!
Ask, the average Joe on the corner, what is the significance of the 4th of July? Beaches, beer, boating and sunscreen. Grilling, golfing, streamers and fireworks. You might think, it’s another way for the government to have a paid day off!
Do you know the answer? The 4th day of July marks the birth of the United States. Remember the thirteen colonies? Those states declared independence and formed the United States. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirteen_Colonies
After we sing America the Beautiful, https://www.thenation.com/article/top-ten-july-4th-songs/ we return to normal lives. Working, paying bills, grocery shopping, channel surfing, doing the stuff we to do. When you feel trapped, unheard, or non-existent, remember you have the freedom to choose to be happy.