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What Is Freedom? And Why Is It Being Taken Away?

The concept of freedom means different things to different people, depending on the level of freedom that you have in your life.

Most people, when they think of the definition of freedom, they think of Liberty, which includes freedom of speech. The definition of liberty is having the ability to act according to your own will, as long as it doesn't affect the ability of someone else to act according to their own will. Most rational people would agree that this is the way that a society should function.

Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

The importance of this paragraph is the basis for our system of government. This is what sets the U.S. Apart from all other countries in the world. If you understand what this means, you know that the U.S. Government is now trying to take control of many of the areas of our life, and taking away our liberty, and our freedom to make our own decisions. The Obama administration is not taking their powers from the consent of the governed, they are telling us that we are not smart enough to debate the issues of health care, global warming, etc. They are telling us that they know better than we do, what is best for us. They want to take away your freedom to do what what you want.

TAKING AWAY AMERICAN FREEDOM

Forcing people to buy health insurance, and fining them if they don't. Forcing people to pay huge increases in costs for energy, to line the pockets of a few people in the name of saving the planet from something that many prominent scientists don't even think exist, or don't think that it has any effect on the temperature of earth. If they control the health care system, they will be able to control most of the aspects of our lives, they will be able to tell us if we can get treatment for an ailment, if we can smoke, if we can eat fast food, if we can drink alcohol, or if we can do anything else that they feel we shouldn't do. I'm not saying that these things are good, what I'm saying is, because these are legal products, that we can readily buy, we should be able to use them when we want, as long as using them doesn't affect the right of someone else in their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

newbride2012 newbride2012 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 4, 2012

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The police state now owns and controls every part of our lives from our birth in a state licensed hospital assisted by a state licensed physician to our burial in a state licensed cemetery by a state licensed undertaker. Every part of our life between is also owned, controlled, regulated, and licensed by the state. They have huge police state gangs that use fear, violence, and punishment to enforce their controls. From the home we are allowed to build, to the car we are allowed to drive, to the words we may speak, are owner, controlled, licensed, permitted, and outlawed by the police state masters.<br />
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A long time ago in a land far, far away, there once were free men.

It's we the people who are turning the government into gods, with our hands out taking the bait. all those government ba<x>sed hand outs. when you accept handouts, it means you've been bought and the government owns you. pretty soon everything is going to be government ran, and don't worry they're already intruding in on your family and personal lives. just from a distance, but soon it will be a dictatorship as people complain because they were screaming OBAMA OBAMA!!! he can do no wrong and putting your faith into man. By the look in his eyes i can see he has plans...yeah there's gonna be plenty of change and it's not for the better.

If we lived like the Native Americans did before our government wiped them out, we wouldn't have a government like we do now. All of us would know the chief of our tribe and the council members. The warriors would be able to mingle without feeling alienated and people in the tribe wouldn't have to worry about getting in trouble for common things they do. Any offense would be treated justly, fairly and proportionately. The medicine man wouldn't be charging you more money than you could ever pay back- and he would actually care about your well-being because he would know you. You could help someone without fear of getting sued. You wouldn't pay taxes for your tee-pee. Entertainment would be free. You could hunt and gather your own food and get your own water from the stream. No utility bills for the fire. Any tool you make yourself would be yours, or could be traded for something else. No rules about sex. People in the tribe would be looking out for each other rather than being all for themselves.<br />
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This is how it should be, in my opinion.