Here’s my question…Is Freedom Free?
Should it be?
No. (History tells us that starting with the American Revolution and even before that.)
After September 11th, people, including me, blasted the government and said it should’ve known these attacks were coming. We believed the government should’ve done a better job of intercepting the terrorists’ plans. The same goes for the Boston Bombings. When these tragedies happen, there’s this LARGER than life outcry. Then a few weeks pass and it fades.
What is it that the government should do to keep us safe? One of my co-workers says foster better relationships with foreign countries. That’s true and in many cases we have. But isn’t it also true that sometimes, a bully is going to always a be a bully? Sometimes evil is simply evil?
Another co-worker doesn’t feel like we should have to go through all of the security checks at the airport. My response? If your child is sitting on that plane, wouldn’t you want every safety precaution taken? If we have to give up a little bit of our “freedom and right to privacy” and walk through an x-ray machine, is it so bad?
As a child when I saw the world as black and white, I also thought freedom was free. Now, I’m not so sure. I’m eternally grateful for all of our service members who put their lives on the line everyday to keep us as free as possible.
I guess I’m just not that concerned with the government watching me. I’ve got nothing to hide. But for those who do…what’s done in the dark, ALWAYS comes out in the light.