The Meaning Of Freedom To Some
Here in this country many of us have different ideas about what freedom means. A lot of our differences has to do with our ideology. There are still certain ideas of freedom that we all share as Americans and as a free people. All of us believe in the freedom to pursue happiness, as long as it doesn’t infringe on the rights of others.
We all love the freedom to choose what we wish to do with our lives as far as education and career choices, as well as choose the one we wish to marry and spend the rest of our lives with. Of course the latter, though a freedom we all want for ourselves, we don’t all want the same for all Americans. Some of us feel that only certain people can be together when it comes to marriage and only certain people should have that right.
We also all believe that we should be able to choose what happens to our own bodies. This freedom is also one that is desired by all but there are also some who believe that others shouldn’t have that right.
We also all love freedom of religion, but still; there are those of us who even though we love it for ourselves, we don’t think everyone should have that right.
Even if freedom is viewed differently by different people, all Americans should be able to enjoy the same freedom. For someone to feel that others shouldn’t enjoy the same freedoms as themselves, seems rather selfish and self-centered. Unfortunately, this is the opinion of a great number of conservatives. But lets not be unfair; surely there are some fairly good reasons that conservatives feel that certain others shouldn’t enjoy the same freedom.
Let’s start with “The freedom to marry the one you love”. This of course has to do with the idea that it is right for a man and a woman to be together; it’s what God intended. First, even though I’m sure God intended for man and woman to be together so that there would be procreation and we would continue to multiply; it wouldn’t hurt if we slowed that down some but I do understand it’s importance.
But, I also don’t think God intended that certain people who are born different from everyone else, be treated differently by everyone else as far as their rights. I’m not only referring to a gay person but also another kind of person; maybe someone who is physically handicapped, or let me mention this word “hermaphrodite“? For those of you who are not familiar with the term a hermaphrodite is:
- An animal or plant exhibiting hermaphroditism.
- Something that is a combination of disparate or contradictory elements.