Monday, July 4, 2016

What Does Freedom Mean to You?





"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. 
We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. 
It must be fought for, protected, 
and handed on for them to do the same."

 Ronald Reagan




"It is easy to take liberty for granted, 
when you have never had it taken from you."

Author Unknown 




"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, 
must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."

 Thomas Paine




"Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth."

George Washington





Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Ronald Reagan
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Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Ronald Reagan
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_freedom.html
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Ronald Reagan
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_freedom.html
I thought these quotes interesting - they are a reminder that freedom isn't free
nor does it happen by accident

The older I get, the more I appreciate what we have here. 

Freedom to live, to speak, to worship.  

May we never take it for granted.


What does freedom mean to you? Happy Independence Day!

Have a great week,
Karen 





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13 comments :

  1. To me freedom means that I am not necessarily limited to what someone who doesn't know me tells me what to do, how tothink, orhow to act.

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  2. I have to admit, I took my freedom for granted as a kid. Now I cherish it. Happy 4th of July, Karen.

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  3. I love that anonymous one. This is a discussion we've been having recently. My son took up the mantra: "I live in a free country," meaning he could do whatever he wanted. We laughed and set him straight, but it made us think again about freedom. More especially about the cost.

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  4. Cecelia,
    That's a good point. Freedom has many dimensions, doesn't it? Thanks for starting us off this week! :)

    Joylene,
    Me too! But we were kids, after all. Better late than never, right? Happy summer to you! :)

    Crystal,
    Freedom means many things to many people..including our kids. :) lol We're blessed to live here, that's for sure!

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  5. Hello Karen. I think the older we get, the more wisdom we have, and the more we appreciate everything, including freedom. To me, it means living in a country where one can speak one's mind, go to the church of one's choice, educate our children as we see fit and be at peace without bombs and armed soldiers marching in the street. I am sooooo grateful, as I know you are, too. Susan

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  6. Freedom is definitely not free, and to quote the Spidermen comics . . . "With great power comes great responsibility." That's how I want to treat the freedoms we have in our wonderful country - with responsibility.

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  7. Beautiful quotes here, Karen. I agree with each one, including yours. It is a privilege to live in the United States of America where we can worship what we believe. Thank you for sharing this with your followers. All the best, Karen!

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  8. Susan,
    I think you are right. I know family, relationships, freedom - to name a few, all mean so much more than when I was young. And yes, I am grateful! Thanks for sharing with us.:)

    Tyrean,
    I like that quote! It is true, and is something that should carefully guide our leaders, don't you think? Glad you brought that up. :)

    Victoria,
    Thank you! They spoke to me. Call me sentimental or whatever, but I reflect more on such things lately. Appreciate you adding to the conversation this week! :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  9. Great quotes. Thank you for sharing them. I'm so grateful for the freedoms and liberties we enjoy.

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  10. I've never been more concerned about our loss of freedom than I am today. And I don't think I'm alone.

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  11. Lisa,
    Thank you! Glad they resonate with you. We do enjoy many, don't we? :)

    Lee,
    I hear you, and agree. These are sobering and challenging times for sure. Makes me think of more eternal things and priorities.

    Have a good weekend,
    Karen

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  12. Keith,
    I know, that really speaks a lot, doesn't it?
    Happy writing,
    Karen

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