. That's the Right wing battle cry.
It made me pause and think, what exactly do they really mean by this? Of course freedom is free, that's the actual definition of freedom, otherwise,
it's not really freedom.
Right Wingers will likely argue that the price for freedom is the blood of those that sacrificed themselves for our freedom. But, is that what they
I have to argue no, this isn't what they really mean. The real explanation behind the mantra “Freedom isn't free” is socioeconomic.
What Right Wingers really mean by this is that the only way to be truly free in this nation according to them is through wealth. Is through the right
breeding, is through the gender of the person, is through the status of the person.
No, freedom isn't free in America, least not anymore.
And if the Right Wingers get their way, that freedom will be even further limited to the few.
: If you are a woman.
Women's health issues have crept it's ugly head into this election cycle. Right wingers calling women who choose to take
contraceptives for the health benefits
whores, sluts, among other nasty
, calling for the death of all preventative medical care based solely on a misguided idea of contraceptive uses.
I can't claim to know a whole lot about the inner workings of the female anatomy. But if something simple can be used that effectively and safely
prevents a lot of problems now and down the road. I don't personally see why people would be against women taking it.
Economically it would make more sense for women to have access to this if it helps them be more productive. Less time off for “feminine issues”
(don't mean to be offensive) more time at work, more GDP for America.
But I guess the Right doesn't see it that way.
: If you are homosexual
It's no secret that many Right Wingers are homophobic to the point of hysteria. Even going so far as to call for a
constitutional amendment limiting the freedom of citizens of this nation to pursue happiness in the form of marriage.
Homosexual marriage doesn't adversely affect anyone, for any reason, it doesn't diminish the sanctity of marriage because that
sanctity is a belief. The only thing that homosexual marriage does is gives people the right to pursue happiness that is an inalienable right.
Besides the fact that marriage is simply an economic contract between two people in this country and has really nothing to do
with love anyway. This is plainly evidenced in divorce. And as any person above the age of 18 is already able to willingly enter into a contract, it
makes no sense why they can't enter into this contract as well.
I can agree that religious institutions should not be forced to marry couples as that would be violating their First Amendment right to Freedom of
Religion. A religious institution should be allowed to believe and dictate their own beliefs, and if their beliefs don't include marrying of same sex
couples, they should have the right to deny that service. And homosexual couples should respect that. (which they probably do)
: If you are poor
In the most blatant and baffling misuse of the idea of freedom isn't free, is the right wingers call to end any and all help
for the most disadvantaged in our society. Right Wingers feel that anyone who through no fault of their own makes little to nothing are somehow worth
less than those who earn a great salary.
While it is true that some people do use the system, some people actually do need help. Not everyone makes a 6 figure income or even a 5 figure income
in this society.
What I don't understand is why would Americans not want to help out their own? Shouldn't we help our own poorest before we can claim to help others in
worse off countries?
Isn't in our best interest as a whole to give people a hand up to better themselves? Shouldn't we in fact demand that we take care of our own and make
sure that each and every person has the tools they need to at least have the chance at making their lives better?
Not if you’re a right winger, if you are a right winger, the ideal is watching with sickening glee as the less fortunate starve to death around
them. Maybe they will pay the one's that aren't quite dead to shovel off the corpses of the ones that didn't make it, till they themselves die. As if
they took a page right out of Hermann Göring's diary and say to us, “No useless mouths to feed, those who can work will work for the Reich, the
rest will die. Those who work will give everything they have till they themselves die.”
Pretty much sums up the attitude of the right wingers in this country towards the poor.
: If your ancestry is anywhere other than Europe.
Right Wingers feel that if you happen to be from any other continent other than Europe, that automatically makes you illegal.
Especially if you are from south of the border. Not to mention if god forbid, you speak any other language other than English. For some reason, they
don't see the irony in wanting to force everyone to speak English only, as taking away freedoms from people.
Freedom of speech is an important part of this society. We as a nation do NOT have a singular language; we never did in the history of this country
have a national language. And those that the right wingers hate with the most gusto are primarily living in places that historically were theirs to
begin with. The Spanish owned a major chunk of this country for many many years before America ever got a hold of it.
: If you believe in another religion besides Christianity.
Here, Right Wingers really show their true fascist colors, the protests of Mosques around the nation fly in the face of one of
our most sacred freedoms, the freedom to worship the way you want. These people actually have the audacity and gall to use their First Amendment
Rights to try and suppress the First Amendment Rights of others. Even going so far as rewriting American history to try and oppress those that don't
believe in Christianity.
It doesn't matter if you don't believe in another religion, they still have every right to worship the way they please. You don't have to like it,
you just have to tolerate it.
The Right wants you to believe if Muslims are accepted into our society that Sharia law will follow. It's an absurd and ridiculous idea, all the
while; they try and push their own cannon law upon everyone. And if we reject it, they tell us that there's a war on Christianity.
The double standard and hypocrisy is appalling.
edit on 28-4-2013 by HauntWok because: (no reason given)