Freedom Isn't Free
Thoughts on this Day - Freedom Isn't Free
So the old adage that "Freedom Isn't Free" is as true now as it has ever been. Typically, the phrase is associated with the sacrifices made by members of our armed forces throughout history, especially those who gave all in the defense of freedom and liberty. However as freedom, liberty, and the American way continue to be dismantled by those who wish to implement totalitarian rule, I fear the sacrifices made through the generations will end up having been all for naught.
We are in a different kind of war these days... not one where men, women, and in some cases children, fight it out on some battlefield, or block to block on city streets, with "weapons of war," but rather we are in a war of ideas. One side wants to reduce citizens to slaves with the government as master, while the other wants to preserve the constitutional republic where government is "of, by, and for the people." Now, a war is being perpetrated upon the citizens of the United States by those who have, bit by bit, become steadily more influential and powerful due to our own apathy and desire for, or at least, our readiness to accept "free stuff." This is part of the plan, and plays right into the enemy's hands.
When you don't have to pay for your social media accounts, you are at the mercy of the drug dealers. Sure they give it away, but then they exercise control over what you can see, hear, and say - or they just decide to eliminate your access altogether. You see, Freedom Isn't Free... it never has been, and its close cousin, "There's no such thing as a free lunch", is in play here as well. Regardless which phrase you choose, the result is still the same. Freedom must be paid for.
If you've read this far, I hope you will share these thoughts with other like-minded individuals. The price of our continued freedom may eventually come down to bullets, especially, if big tech, mainstream media, the courts, and the government remain in lockstep towards eliminating the voices of the opposition. In the meantime, we have to participate in the war of ideas. We must voice our opinions in thoughtful and reasoned ways in order to show that our ideas are better than theirs. In some cases, we may lose friends or family to this war, and we may become outcasts, but the war must be fought as freedom, liberty, and the American way are at stake for us and future generations. We must be willing to sacrifice because Freedom Is Not Free!
Those are my thoughts on this day - January 23, 2021