Writer’s Name: Ornitha Danielle
Title: Give us our Freedom
Photo Credit: Lee Taylor
Freedom in our dictionary is “the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.” The word freedom can lend many meanings depending on how one interprets it. According to the First Amendment, we have the freedom to speak. And when we look at the union of marriage, at the end of the ceremony, the official may state, “Speak now or forever hold your peace.”
We have the right to give voice to what we think, or how we act and speak on issues that concern us as a people; even though at times, freedom can mean choosing the wrong way.
The bible tells us in The King James Version (John 8:32) “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John states, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” We have the freedom to worship where we want and we can live, work, or even shop in certain stores of our desire.
The bible also tells us that God created man with freedom. When he placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, they had freedom to do as they liked. However, with that there were rules that should’ve been followed. The only thing that was off limits to them was not to eat from a certain tree.
Just like us today, we have freedom to drive down the highway, but we still are controlled by the laws of the land. We have this thing called a speed limit. If we break the law, we are punished. Yes, we are free to do as we like, but we have to obey and abide by the rules. That is with everything we do, even if we own our own companies. We may make the rules and regulations for those that want to work for us, but we still have to follow the laws and regulations of our state and federal government.
Ask yourself this question: Do I possess the freedom to do as I please? What will it really cost me to have the freedom that I want? Will my freedom cause me to gain or lose friends? Think about it. Someone else is telling you what to think, what to say, or how to feel. So are you free to have the freedom you desire? Please leave your comments about what freedom means to you. I would love to know what your take is on this is.