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Is this freedom?
Me ^ | 4/17/2012 | Me

Posted on 04/17/2012 7:56:47 AM PDT by mikelets456

What is Freedom...is it getting things FREE-dom? I was thinking about this today. Is being fed a meal without working for it freedom and a right? Is having a place to sleep without working for it freedom and a right? Is getting a free pool, a den and lighting at no charge a freedom and a right? I would suggest going to the New York Zoo in any major city and tell me if the Lions, Bears and animals at that Zoo are truly free. They get fed, housing, taken care of and have everything they "need"....but are they free? Make your choice America...How do you want to live?


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1 posted on 04/17/2012 7:57:01 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: mikelets456
Good points. Software licensing often describes the freedom you're talking about as "free as in air, not free as in beer." Gets the point across. Beer requires someone's labor and goods to produce. There cannot be a natural right to someone's life and property. Air is given by the Creator (whoever you posit Him to be; I'm betting on Jesus), and everyone has a right to life.

Freedom should be our rallying point. It worked for our Founders and ancestors.

2 posted on 04/17/2012 8:00:24 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: mikelets456

“Rights” are typically actions that cannot be infringed by the government. The right to speak, associate, worship, bear arms, consult counsel, face your accuser, remain silent, be tried fairly and promptly, security of property, pursuit of happiness, etc.

These are actions, not things.

I don’t believe physical goods can ever be considered a “right”. You don’t have a right to property; you have the right to use the property you’ve obtained without government interference. You don’t have a right to a gun; you have the right to keep and bear the gun you have obtained for yourself.

You don’t have the right to food, water, shelter, healthcare, etc. ... you have the right to pursue these things — and other things that you believe will bring you comfort and happiness — on your own.

SnakeDoc


3 posted on 04/17/2012 8:47:42 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: mikelets456

Freedom is when your on your own and most people can’t handle it.
It’s how entitlements were born.


4 posted on 04/17/2012 9:10:28 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: SnakeDoctor

Very true. Also another thing to consider... there is no such thing as “equal rights”! Equal Rights should not be confused with “equal freedom”. We are or should all be equally free...


5 posted on 04/17/2012 10:19:03 AM PDT by mikelets456
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