Is freedom really free? America was built on freedom. Freedom to speak, freedom to choose, freedom to worship, and freedom to do just about anything you want within the law. America’s law was designed to protect and preserve these freedoms. So is this freedom really free? Sure, but there is a price to go along with it. The pact the Founding Fathers made with the citizens to guarantee their freedom forever was the Constitution, whose first ten Amendments are called The Bill of Rights.
The Bill of Rights assures the basic freedoms of life. The right to Life, Liberty, and Prosperity. In countries where Monarchies and Dictatorships rule, there is little if any freedom to speak of. Citizens of these countries are persecuted if they attempt to exercise any of the basic freedoms. In these countries there is no free speech, no right to choose government, no right to express religion, no right to own property. To regain these basic rights of life, citizens risk their lives and the lives of their families to escape the supreme rule of their homeland.
In which to enjoy life in the United States, without having to look over their shoulders at every turn. In America, these rights are our second nature and so often taken for granted. In a country where a person is innocent until proven guilty freedoms are sometimes abused. In our country we have abused theses rights to have our ” basic freedom.” In which there is a price to this “basic freedom.” Such as on September 11, 2001. Which is the tragic day that will never be forgotten. On that day we were attacked by Terrorists who destroyed both of the World Trade Center towers and part of the Pentagon.
Freedom in the Hindu Culture Over the past three years in America we have been bombarded with the word freedom as a call to action or a word to persuade us to follow a specific view. Although our society was born on freedom as an idea, its meaning has been used in many ways. Hinduism is also a religion and a culture that places a lot of meaning on freedom but they give a different meaning to it. ...
Since then the price of our freedom has gone up. We now have to lock the cockpits of airplanes and be more careful while on one. We also have to have America’s eyes open to Terrorists. So is freedom really free? Will we ever be the same since September 11, 2001? Both questions will never have the best answer but I’m sure you can think of a good one.
America is surely the greatest country in the world. If there is a better place to live with the freedom we have, no one has created it yet.