Freedom is Not Free

“If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary” ~Malcolm X

Protesting has been a way to make changes in the county since we became free from control of other countries. In recent years, masses of people have protested various injustices that they feel. Some have even protest the American Flag, the National Anthem, our troops and the country as a whole. While I applaud utilizing your Freedom of Speech and agree with peaceful protesting injustices in the country these are symbols of our freedom should be protected and respected. Granted, these acts are not illegal, it is disrespectful.

When you do that stuff to the flag or during the National Anthem it is like spitting on our military past, present and future soldiers, their families that support them, as well as our Founding Fathers. I’m quite certain that if you ask any veteran or their family members you will find that this is how they feel. I will almost bet if you look far enough in your family’s history you will find a relative who fought in some war.

This country was founded for and it’s citizens have fought for this country for one main reason – Freedom. Think about this if you will. I am quite certain that someone somewhere reading this does not have the Freedoms that we take for granted. There may even be someone somewhere reading this who would be in some serious trouble if they were even caught reading this. PleaseOur wars, for the most part, have been fought to preserve our way of life.

Thought for the day: Ask yourself this question, what would your life be like right now if Japan, Germany, Vietnam, Korea, England, France or any of the Middle East countries we’ve fought won? To get the answer just look at how life is right now in any of those countries. Would you have the happiness and freedoms you have now?

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About Bella’s Thoughts. This is a project that I began in my mind a number of years ago when I began reading some daily meditations. I had my own thoughts on many occasions and attempted to journal many times without success. It began to take shape when I took on another project for a Spiritual Advisor and dear friend who past away. To learn more about me read my very first blog post. For more daily reflections go to...

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