No such thing as total freedom?? huh

Posted: August 16, 2013 in Uncategorized
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The debate rages over privacy in the United States. Is it ok for our government to take all our phone records e-mails all our “private” posts on blogs (like this one) and then use them later in a database? Most people say no it is not ok. I am one of those people.

Their was a radio show that was covering the subject and the debate. Someone called in and said the words which made this posts title. Total freedom, is a concept that I am intrigued by.

What does it mean and is it attainable? Do you want it?

so freedom is

  1. The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.
  2. Absence of subjection to foreign domination or despotic government.

Hmm seems simple the right to do as we please. This concept of total freedom is great.

I want freedom. I want to be able to eat healthy or unhealthy food when and where I want to. I want to dress the way I see fit. I want to send e-mails, make posts and do online business without the prying eyes of big brother. Why? hmm Why do I want total freedom? I guess for the same reason the prisoner escapes when he has the chance. I think I want total freedom because I have hope and faith. Faith in mankind and myself.

But what happens when we engage in actions that harm others. Hmm we have to have freedom with respect to others. This is hope and faith. I have faith that through education and compassion and at times disciplinary action, man can have total freedom.

So is there such a thing as total freedom? Absolutely yes. Do I want it? No doubt I do, but (and there is always a but) this freedom for our world to survive has to be exercised with respect to life.

peace

john3c

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