America knows this word well. We have done many things in the pursuit of it. We came to this land to find it and in doing so killed the Native Americans in mass for occupying territory that we coveted. We uprooted them, took away their way of life, and annihilated their culture.
We continue to exploit them by mining their land for Uranium, polluting their water and destroying what little they have left in this country. But not much concern is directed toward them any longer.
They would be the first to tell you that freedom, oddly enough, is never free. The small price most of us pay is following the rules that are put in place to protect us and keep us safe from those who would take advantage of it. The price for those who wish to come here and enjoy it are the same for everyone.
Follow the law.
These issues are not fashion trends that you can pick up one week and discard the next. They are serious and if you want to make a difference then learn both sides of the argument so you can have an informed opinion, and then do something about it.
I don’t care what your political or religious preference is, and I love that we live in a country where we have the freedom to believe what we want. We have the freedom to argue loudly about these issues but still remain friends afterwards.
Freedom allows the differences that make us unique but our tolerance and the respect that we show in the face of those differences are what truly set us free.
That’s my take on it.