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Freedom and Liberty

January 8, 2008

I’ve had several conversations of late about the concepts of freedom and liberty. I listened to people tell me what each word meant to them. All were good, but none came close to the words attributed to Benjamin Franklin…

“Freedom is two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner. Liberty is a well armed sheep contesting the vote.”

Some of the legislation coming out of Washington makes it clear that the wolves of Congress are indeed voting over what’s for dinner. With menu items like the Patriot Act, the Real ID act and the currently debated S.1959 bill it’s evident that our lawmakers have an appetite for our freedom and our individual privacy. As our liberties are being stripped away a piece at a time, so too is our wealth. After all, it takes money to implement these laws.

Before you go to the polls to make your voice heard, take the time to study the record of each candidate. Poor choices at the polls can result in immeasurable damage to our freedom and our liberties. Make certain that the choices you make enhance both freedom and individual liberty.

Let freedom ring!

Until next time,
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