Monday, July 03, 2006
Tomorrow is the 4th of July, possibly the most important date in the annals of mankind. This is so because through reasoning and reality, a group of men decided that happiness was their own and created the freest nation conceived by the mind of man. Freedom carries the responsibility to withstand disagreement from others, even as your own may be as patriotic and mainstream as you may think. Freedom allows us to hold accountable our elected and military and government bureaucracy, and we should. Freedom allows you to be selfish and develop your interests and gain confidence as others are wishful of interaction with your concepts, and through mutual collaboration, greater awareness and innovation. Our freedom is fueled by economic progress and the rule of law. Laws are to enforce penalties against the aggression of one against another. Beyond that, government should remain in the background and allow its citizens the freedom to be, to live their lives as they see fit, and to not obstruct man's creativity in the development of ideas, products and services. You today have the freedom to disagree with everything I have posted. This is why the entire world would choose to live where we live. CONGRATULATIONS!