reply to post by thehoneycomb
I am proud because I have the freedom to make my own choices, for better or worse.
This is true in any country. The question is what consequences are you prepared to accept for those choices?
I am proud because I have the freedom to practice ANY religion!
Not exactly. You cannot practice certain religions that use certain plants as their sacraments even though they are not harming anyone.
I am free because I have a right and the ability to become educated in any subject I choose.
Generally agree here with the limitation of the knowledge being available to be educated with.
I am free because I can become rich, or I can become poor.
As long as you pay up to a 40% and more of the fruits of your labors to the Mob er ah I mean the government...
I am free because I have found GOD, LOVE and FAMILY.
Won't argue with ones spiritual beliefs
I am proud of my brothers and sisters who have also found freedom and success that our forefathers have sewn.
Not exactly the freedom our forefather knew when the fruits of our labors are stolen without our consent in the name of the public good etc.
I am free because there is freedom of speech but that doesn't mean I have to take anything at face value.
Unless it is politically incorrect speech then you might be brought up and charges of a hate crime.
I am free because I am not a victim or a pawn, I am free to choose.
Yes you are, you are a victim of theft of the fruits of your labors against your will, and if you served in the military then you were a pawn for
Corporate interests in other countries. And we are all pawns to keep the politically connected in power and stealing the wealth of our nation.
I can be a carpenter, architect or an astronaut, thats up to me and my choices.
As long as you pay your protection money to the mob in the way of taxes, licenses, permits, fines, and fees etc.
I am lucky to be born in a country which gave me every opportunity to succeed.
Actually they have limited your opportunities to succeed by demanding a share of the fruits of your labors and regulating every industry into
oblivion. Not many jobs in the above named professions for that very reason.
I am fortunate enough to have an education and see my friends die from old age.
Would that we could all be so fortunate.
I have succeeded in not letting other people bring me down, but I was fortunate to have been brought up out of darkness.
This is good however don't let illusion be the basis of staying positive because all illusions eventually dissipate.
I am lucky that the cops arrested me for driving drunk, they probably saved my life.
Score one for the cops for a change.
I am fortunate that they didn't beat me to a pulp.
The fear of being beaten by cops seems to contradict that you are free. Even though they legitimately arrested you only in a police state does one
fear a beating by them.
I am lucky for being a citizen, I am lucky that people 200 years ago understood my plight.
Too bad you don't understand their plight. If you are a citizen who is your King? Citizens have allegiance to a Sovereign. Sovereigns are free men
owing allegiance to no man.
They did not make a new government overnight, they spent decades making things right.
They did better then anyone else has to date however they did not do everything right and we have squandered much of what they did do right.
They did not free the entire world but rather they freed me, so that I could tell you all.
No one is more enslaved then he who thinks he is free when he is not. The freedom you describe is an illusion.
Don't chose a new government in just one night.
Ok how about choose no government and act as true free men
Not trying to rain on your parade here but just a reality check. I am proud of the America and the freedoms she once stood for. However I am not
proud of the current Amerika we see unfolding before our eyes. And the reason I posted this was if we do not pull our collectives heads out the once
free America and Shining light of the world will perish and that would be devastating not only to America but to the world. Ignoring what is going on
to stay positive will do nothing to insure America does not perish and has a chance to be restored to her former glory and beyond.