Freedoms that We
as a Nation have Lost
Freedom means a lot of things to a lot of people. And for me freedom means that I live in a country in which I am able to worship, live, work and the pursuit of happiness.
Back when I was growing up I never envisioned that the America I grew up in would be gone.
Yes, I said gone. The America I see before me today, is nothing like the America I grew up in.
I grew up in a time when people went to church on Sunday. They were able to freely worship God anywhere they wanted to. They were not afraid of offending anyone because they spoke of God or His Word out in public.
Children were able to play in the streets with their friends without fear of someone coming along and kidnapping them. Parents were not afraid to let their children visit with the next door neighbors. Or go and visit with friends across town.
People who were able to work, were able to go to a job that paid their bills, put food on their table, put clothes on their and their children’s backs. They were able to buy cars and other items that they either needed or maybe just wanted.
They did not put everything on credit cards that ran them into debt. People lived within their means. If they did not have the money to buy something, they either borrowed the money from the bank at a reasonable rate, or they saved up for it.
Freedom to walk the streets at night with someone you loved without fear of being robbed or assaulted.
Freedom to go to school and be taught how to read, write and do arithmetic. You were not afraid that some idiot was going to come into the school and shoot it up.
You did not have to worry about bullies bullying you. Because, you had teachers who were not afraid to step in and stop the bullies. And if there was not a teacher close by, you could always depend on your friends stepping in to help you out.
And when you turned the bully in, you were not accused of being the one who started it, because the principal, teacher or adult already knew what had happened before you ever got there.
You didn’t have to carry a gun by your side all the time. Unless you were going hunting. Because people respected each other.
Yes, we have lost freedoms in this country. And it is a sad thing too.
And as we look to the celebration of another 4th of July, I am saddened by the fact that the freedoms that I had as a child, are gone forever. Saddened by the fact that our country has strayed so far from what our forefathers envisioned for us. We have become a country like the countries, that our forefathers fought the Revolutionary War for.
We have let the government take over control over our health care, we have allowed them to tell us how we can live. How and where we can worship, outside of a church.
What we can eat, and not eat. We have allowed them to come into our schools and teach our children, a doctrinarian that goes against our beliefs. To teach them a math that is so screwy that even the children are frustrated by.
We have let the government come in and tell us what type of house we can afford. Whether we can afford it or not. Many have become dependent on government housing, food stamps, health insurance, and free cell phones.
Too many Americans have given up their freedom of thinking and allowed the government to do the thinking for them.
Lost freedoms, yes we have lost freedoms. Freedoms that we have too freely given away. And it is freedoms that if we want back we will have to fight to get them back.
There is an old saying, There is nothing free in this life. That is true. Even our freedoms are not free. To be a free Nation, we have to fight our own government everyday to keep those freedoms.
And until the American people get tired of the Progressive Agenda in the Democratic and Republican parties, we will continue to lose more and more of our freedoms. Until one morning we wake up and we are living in the United States Of Progressive Thinking Slaves.