What does "Freedom isn't Free" mean to you?
My first thought was that it sounds a lot like "pay your damn taxes" - a free society doesn't come cheap. Then I thought, plenty with FiF bumper stickers also have POW/MIA emblems or Gadsden flags - is it a budgetary commentary on military spending over social welfare programs? Or - eureka! - is it simply elitist propaganda about sending poor kids to die in senseless wars on behalf of multinational corporations?
I remember singing a song by that title as part of a choral group in junior high. Of course, freedom isn't free. There are laws & by-laws which ensure our freedoms. To have an equitable society, everyone must contribute & take responsibility in order to ensure that there is a democratic society.
People also should realize that it takes interdependence upon each other to have such a society functioning efficiently. There must be an equality of paying taxes, not having some people pay while others slack off irresponsibly, believing that everything is owed them. Democratic societies run function on earnings, not handouts. In order for democratic societies to be free, there has to be a free market system which people are allowed to use their talents & abilities to create an economy which uses the utmost human potentials & yield mass results in terms of products.
A strong democracy must have a strong military. Without a strong military, there would be no freedom as there are some nations who will use force to conquer & subdue those whom they deem to be weaker. Furthermore, a strong democracy has limits as to what it will & won't tolerate regarding economic status. A free society realizes that there should be limits on social programs as such programs are dependent upon tax monies. Too many social welfare programs will end up bankrupting nations. The United States has gotten progressively worse since the increasing implementation of social welfare programs in the 1960s.
It means you have to fight for it. No one is going to give it to you.
It means it has cost our country the lives of its men and women. That is why we observe Memorial Day.
by Eaglekiwi 8 years ago
What does freedom really mean to you ?What lengths would you go to if your freedom was threatened, could you kill an intruder for example?Would you cross the road to help a stranger if he/she were being attacked?
by maheshpatwal 7 years ago
We all have different meaning of freedoms in your personal dictionary, To children it means freedom from homework and studies, To some youngster it means freedom from any restrictions,To married people it means financial freedom. What does it mean to you????
by Brian 7 years ago
It seems to me that there is a lot of talk in the U.S. media about our freedom and how we take it for granted, yet every time we turn around all we hear about is how different groups of people in this country are constantly having their rights violated. And, instead of doing something about our own...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago
Do you believe that the Democratic Party through implementation of many of its sociopolitical&socioeconomic policies have made America better or worse? Why ? Why not?
by Peeples 5 years ago
Aside from the impact on people who fail in life and wouldn't have a government to help them out, are their any negatives to a society that offers no social programs (in my thoughts this would be except disability)?
by irachx 11 months ago
Do we really have freedom of speech?
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