Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose…
Not sure I agree with the words of Kris Kristofferson regarding the song he wrote for Janis Joplin. Of course, he wasn’t speaking of freedom but the loss of a love. So, what’s that got to do with the price of eggs, you may ask?!
The point I’m trying to make is you’ve lost everything if you’re not free. What would we be without it? If you need an answer, just take a look at the news and what goes on when a country lacks it. To name a few…trials, persecutions, starvation and humiliation humans go through at the hands of those who don’t know the meaning of the word and fight to the death to prevent people from having it. It’s terrifying and infuriating all at the same time.
We are truly blessed to live in a country where the pickings and choosing of our lives are our choice and not the government’s. Yes, our government isn’t without fault, but all in all we live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. We live where our freedom is watched over and defended daily by our military who keep us safe in the present, in the past and in the future. We owe it all to those brave enough to stand up against those who want to take it away.
Freedom’s not free. Please remember that the next time you see a soldier because they are paying the steep price. Say thanks. Pray for them. Show your gratitude. They are the ones allowing us to be able to happily enjoy our picnics and barbeques of hot dogs, burgers, corn and watermelon with our family and friends on this beautiful day of remembrance. Later on maybe we’ll watch the brilliant fireworks and not have to worry that they are exploding bombs.
The song continues…Nothin’ ain’t nothin’ but it’s free. And we want the kind of freedom that’s more than nothin’, right?