Friday, August 18, 2006
A Painful Truth?
Does the U.S. still have the right to say "we are the land of the free and home of the brave?" How can we be free if all people are not equal? How can we be brave, if we fear either change, or others that differentiate from ourselves? I dare say we no longer can call ourselves "leaders of the free world." For all men are not free. Not free to pursue happiness, as it states in our Declaration of Independence. We have no freedom of religion, to worship or not worship of our own choosing, as it states in our Bill of Rights. We are moving ourselves closer to what the fathers of our nation were trying to escape, one where religion is chosen for us, without our hand in the decision. It takes extreme courage to live in a nation as ours. Where the differences we have are our strengths, where all Americans are our brothers and sisters. To know others feel differently from us. To know others see god differently than us. To read the same book and know others can interpret the words differently. Are we becoming are own worst enemies? We scoff at other nations that subjugated their citizens. Our warriors fight and die to ensure freedom to another people. Have we become the land of the oppressed and home of the timid? I hope one day we can remedy our mistakes.
Posted by The New Village Atheist at 8/18/2006 09:17:00 AM