America was founded on a desire for freedom. Our national holiday to commemorate this event is called Independence Day.
This particular Fourth of July feels very different. Most places will not celebrate with fireworks and the United States of America may be as divided as ever.
As many of us think of freedom and independence over this holiday, I’d like to remind us of the truest form of freedom.
It is very popular to express our freedoms and our rights. The right to free speech, the right to bear arms, and the right to vote.
Combine these Constitutional rights with our human propensity to be self centered and think of ourselves first. Very quickly, something as beautiful as freedom can show its dark side.
A quick glance at the headlines reveals of the fruits which stem from an over emphasis on freedom and independence.Continue Reading...