Freedom = the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants.
It is not a guarantee that we will be correct or true when we do so.
Freedom gives us the right to be wrong.
Remember the same “Freedom” that gives you the right to act, speak and think, was also given to me.
So if what I say or think differs from what you are saying and thinking, that doesn’t mean I hate you. It just means we disagree.
I can’t force you to conform to my way of thinking,
I wouldn’t even try to. That would deny you the right to be wrong. But on the other hand I will not surrender my beliefs and values to make you feel comfortable. Just because the majority feel / believe a certain way does not mean it is the correct way. Nor does it mean I am required to agree with it.
Remember “Freedom” isn’t free. People had to stand up for each other rights. People like you and me.
“Freedom” is not a free pass! There are always consequences for our actions. We can not intentionally hurt or damage someone physically and call it exercising our “Freedom”. Nor should we create or misuse laws to deny “freedom”.
We need to return to core values and basic truths
To discern what is real and just; then stand firmly exercising our “freedom”.
My freedom has nothing to do with you. My freedom has been granted me by God’s own Son, and I will forever be free in Him. And just to let you know…. I am free to say “I love you“.
Carl A. Gooch ~ 04 July 2015