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What price freedom?

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Letter to the editor by D.I. Larson

By D.I. Larson

What price do you place on your freedom? Thirty pieces of silver? A health care policy? A free house? A free car? A free education? A free whatever?

The thought of selling my freedom never occurred to me. Silly me, I thought freedom was a priceless commodity. That, we rare humans in America are the only people in the history of mankind to ever enjoy freedom, bought with the life, and blood of so many fellow patriots.

Now, some have so easily forgotten this fact, and they cannot wait to sell their freedom for peanuts.

How, did freedom suddenly become a throw away commodity? What kind of mind thinks freedom is some kind of liability, or hindrance to humans? Why did humans strive for millennium to achieve freedom?

What is the advantage to selling it? And so cheaply? Give me freedom, or healthcare, education, a house, a car, etc. No deal!

Scrubbing floors on my hands and knees is a small price to pay to retain my freedom, or whatever it takes. How, about the rest of you? What is your freedom worth to you? Think about it before you no longer have a luxury of thinking about it. When freedom is gone, good luck trying to get it back. Not in this lifetime. Throwing off the shackles of a controlling government is hard {impossible} to do.

Someone who realized the value of freedom {Patrick Henry} once said: “Give me liberty, or give me death.”

Freedom is worth fighting for. We can still do it at the ballot box, and even that seems to be too hard for some of us. Patrick would be appalled.

Today, someone gave their life fighting for freedom. Food for thought.

D.I. Larson

Ocala