No. Freedom isn’t free. Have you ever pictured what it must have been like for the founding fathers and mothers? Gunfire all around. Children and other loved ones dying often horrible deaths. Watching what you worked for being burned down.
The Patriot was so difficult for me to watch. Seeing a father watch his child die. Was it two? It was reality; a very harsh reality as was every battle our men, women and children had fought before, since and continue to fight now.
If our founders were able to see the state of our country now I believe they would cry as would those who fought in every battle up to and including the including the Korean War. (By the middle of the Viet Nam War, the country was already circling the drain.) Would they wonder what they fought for? Would they have been as willing to fight if they knew what we would do with our freedoms?
We use them as an excuse to get our way and put down anyone with a different opinion. Disagree with a "lifestyle" and you get labeled "homophobe," "intolerant," "old-fashioned," "hateful," "anti-progressive," "anti-choice," etc. Even child molesters aren’t gettinig punished to the fullest extent of the law!
Love the Bible and you are as intolerant as can be! What’s next? Will our freedoms be taken from us if we speak against what the Good Book calls sin? Must we be tolerant of everyone and be abused for it?
I’m tired of holding my tongue. Too many people died so we can say what is on our minds and worship as we please. I may not like the way you live but I don’t hate you. Don’t hate me and call me names because I want the same freedom of expression as you. Just don’t break the law. Don’t hurt people. Especially children. Whoa – don’t hurt children.
Wow. Where did that all come from? Didn’t even know I was going to type all of that.
What are you up to this weekend? The Girl wants me to go to the fireworks with her and Isabella but I don’t know. I don’t do crowds or mosquitoes. We’ll see. Also been invited to a bbq.
Do you take advantage of holiday weekend sales? Only if I need something. Too many crowds.
Do you know why we, in the United States, celebrate July 4th? click here: http://holidays.kaboose.com/july4-why.html
Kabobs or hot dogs (frankfurters, weiners, red hots, etc.)? Kabobs, please. Extra veggies.
Ready for football season? Oh, yea. Bring on the cool breezes of autumn!
Had a great visit with Lols and Eileen. It is so special to meet people from the blogosphere. I would not recommend it to anyone who doesn’t have a public place to meet, though. When I first met Lols, we went out to breakfast and have been buds ever since. I met up with Eileen and we had coffee at a public place (for three glorious hours!). I wouldn’t hesitate to spend time with them anywhere now.
Stay safe. Maybe we can meet up for coffee or tea next time we are in each other’s neighborhoods! gail