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Freedom Carries Responsibilities

Freedom, as envisioned in the Declaration of Independence and as prescribed in The Constitution of the United States, isn't 100% do-what-we-want. That would be anarchy - no rules, no responsibilities.

We are a nation of laws. We also are a nation built upon self-reliance.

Take a newborn baby. Some would say this child was totally free to do whatever it wants - no worries or cares. It has no responsibilities. I would argue that child is not free at all because it it dependent on others for all of its needs - clothing, shelter, food, health, nuturing, and love. In fact this illustrates the lack of freedom.

To be totally free in the manner I believe the founding fathers intended it, we need to produce our own wealth - financial, spiritual, and relationships. We don't look to the government for support of any kind. We rely on the government for national security - as set forth in the Constitution. We count on the government to enact those laws that protect and guard  the exercise of our freedoms rather than restrict them.

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Comment balloon 3 commentsKevin Robinson • July 05 2009 08:24AM

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What a great analogy, that is certainly true.  It is very frustrating what is taking place in this country.

Posted by Mark MacKenzie almost 10 years ago

Mark,

Thank you for your support and agreement in spreading this message. Defeat Cap and Trade and any other bill that gives unnecessary authority to the feds. Call you Senators. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) almost 10 years ago

I agree. We are all that we choose to be. What is scaring me is that it seems as though a large portion of our citizens are choosing to have others to think and do all for them so they do not have to.

I am dissapointed that we have neglected the teachings to  our children to the point that it would ever become acceptable to allow others to do for you what you could do yourself. If you want it make it happen, don't wait until it falls in your lap. Because it will not be free.

Freedom was never free nor will it ever be. It is a choice.-Dinah Lee

Posted by Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties (Windermere Peninsula Properties) almost 10 years ago

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