Freedom

When the symbol of freedom becomes more important than freedom itself, then we have no freedom.
– Roland Louis Hansen

The question “What is the importance of freedom?” was posted on the political science pages of eNotes. Click here to read the responses.

In the United States of America, our flag is the world’s symbol of freedom; and, symbols of freedom are taught to 1st grade children.

Freedom is a valued aspect of American democracy; and, yet many Americans want to limit the freedom of other people, especially when they place a higher value on the symbol of freedom, such as the Flag of the United States or the Pledge of Allegiance, than they place on freedom itself. Read what Ron Gibbons wrote in Letter: A symbol of freedom not more important than freedom itself.

You might find it interesting to read what American children write about freedom. Click on over to American Freedom Essay Contest, Student Winners, and from there you may follow the embedded links to read the actual essays.

Now, how about going on over to read:
Freedom quotes from ThinkExist.com, “You think, therefore You exist.”
Freedom Quotes courtesy of BrainyQuote.com.
Quotations about Freedom from The Quote Garden.

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About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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2 Responses to Freedom

  1. Rich says:

    Very well said; Because I’d give my life for my country or anyone of my brothers and sister. Freedom is why I served my country and would do it all over again even at my age.

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