So here it is 4th of july another holiday and like all major holidays, I try to write some encouraging words. Well looks like we are going back to Iraq if nothing serious changes. It will just be special forces. Funny to have such bad news right around the 4th. Well I guess they just thought people would be in the mood for that sort of things with all the boms firecracker, and streamers going off in our fireworks celebration, of the independence of our country. Forget the jobs, we are not independent any longer. I mean if walmart shut down for 2 weeks and people could not get there plastic shit from China at Walmart I bet they would go ballistic. I know I would. So did our world war 2 vets fight and die for us to have the insured and continued freedom to shop at walmart and buy the items we choose which in general by category all made by the same company? Is that freedom? or is it something deeper. Maybe freedom now its the kind of thing you just can't seem to put your finger on. You know parts of it are still there floating around in the abyss but you just can't seem to come up with what it is. Is it the freedom to buy from the super size value meal? Is it the freedom to drop our of school at 18? Is it the freedom to choose to be illiterate. Yes illiterate there now is a growing # of people that can't even read my blog and carry high school diplomas. Is that a freedom? Are we free in general to just do nothing about anything, yes I think we are. I guess what im trying to say is you only have freedom when you USE it. When you write a blog, when you speak out. When you pursue and unpopular cause. SO yes FREEDOM is unpopular. Freedom is RAW and unshaken by threats. Actually I would say this as long as you used no violence it is better to be put into a jail cell for using your freedom then to being put into a google car to pick up hamburgers at 2 am, never knowing there is more to a man or womans soul then your freedom to choose. Yes There is way more than your freedom to choose even to choose political canidates, Even to choose the president. See our freedoms are verified given and deffended by GOD. I believe that the natural state of man is free. I have yet to run across anyone that can convince me its not. Until that day comes I am free of my own choosing. My own WILLINESS to be free. So my friends ask me what about the constitution. Well here is the thing Washington can pass laws. Who knows in the future they will do away with that document. But, no man can take away your freedom. He can only impose penalties for you useing it. I would wager to say no penalty is as sever as self censorship, or ignorance. So now here it comes I challenge you. Go start a blog. organize a demonstration, write a book, make your own think tank and publish its ideas in online magazines, keep grandmother out of the nursing home. Go to your dads union meeting with him. Start a residency council at the apartment building you live in. Pray in public. Hell take 20 friends go to shopping mall and sing songs. Be free. And always be willing to pay the fee for being free. Because now there is one. Yes there is a fine here a threat there. If we can just accept that there is still time we can turn this thing around. We will breath new life into the sails of freedom and her ship can begin to voyage again.