Friday, November 14, 2008
What is Freedom?
According to “merriam-webster.com”:
Main Entry: free•dom
1: the quality or state of being free: as a: the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action b: liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another: INDEPENDENCE
We hear so much about Freedom, but do we truly understand what it means?
So exactly what does Freedom mean to you?
Is it simply a state of mind?
Is it the ability to think, speak and act without restraint?
When one is Free, are they without responsibility?
At what point does morality and social constraints enter into Freedom?
What about our Blogging-Buddy, MudPuppy who is currently stationed in Afghanistan...how would he define Freedom today?
Would our Forefathers approve of what we have become as a Nation?
Is Freedom solely about our Constitution which allows us to vote, to attend Sunday Service, and to speak our mind?
Are we Free to take Freedom for granted?