It’s interesting to reflect on the collective psyche of the US. If we go way back to 1776 we encounter a bunch of scallywags (my Grandpa loved that word so I’m using it in memory of him) that wanted freedom from the Brits (no offense intended to my friends in the UK in using this term). That desire for freedom has permeated American society over time: freedom to self-govern, freedom from taxation (oops that one’ gone a bit awry!), freedom to vote, freedom from judgment based on skin color, freedom of choice.
What’s interesting is that through out time there’s always been Americans who identified something that they felt was inherently theirs who took the risk, stood up, and claimed their freedom. Normally staking the claim resulted in a short term pain, but there’s almost always been a long term gain. There’s always been Americans around that had the courage to claim their freedoms.
What’s interesting about today is how many people have grown complacent and are unwilling to claim their freedom. Go back to the 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. —–
Why in the hell if we went through all of the trouble to fight a revolution are so many people sitting around at home each evening whining about their situation and actin like victims? Why aren’t folks will to step up and claim their freedom?
With that in mind:
Isn’t it time you claim your freedom?
As always, thanks for the time.