The Erosion of Freedom

I’m not usually one to get involved in political discussions or to post about my views in public. Politics have become such a vicious arena, with one candidate or party doing whatever they can to discount the other. However, I’ve had these thoughts on my mind for a while, and think it’s time to put them out there for everyone, whether they agree or disagree.

As you can probably gather from the title, I feel that as an American today, my freedoms are slowly disappearing. It’s not a recent occurrence, it seems to have been happening for many years. I think back to before I was even born when prayer was banished from schools. Or more recently when the actions of one sick individual cause many Americans to try and infringe on a person’s right to own a gun either for recreational use or for protection. Or when a pastor is asked to close an inauguration ceremony, yet has to decline because his views differ from those in power. Americans cry for diversity, yet shun those who hold beliefs or morals different than their own. Tolerance, they say, but only for people who hold to the same liberal views we do.

I don’t know how we’ve gotten to this point, or frankly how we can make progress away from it, but it just seems that we’re no longer the “land of the free.”

I imagine more posts will come from this, but I just had to get this out there. Feel free to discuss with me, you can find me on Twitter.