"Why, yes. I would love to hold a sparkler next to my big hair, perfectly sculpted by extra flammable hairspray." Said no Southern Belle ever.
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY, BELLES AND BEAUS!
Freedom, n. : the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.
In the midst of packing my apartment and celebrating the independence of our nation with fireworks, I thought I would stop by and wish you all a happy 4th of July! I am also to share a lesson that has taken me many years to learn…
It doesn’t matter if you are a democrat or a republican, male or female, gay or straight, christian or pagan, rich or poor, or anything in between—your soul is free.
The costs of freedom are high. At times, we see too much war, too much pain, and the loss of another country’s liberties. At times, we seem to be the only ones willing to fight for human rights that all men and women should be guaranteed. And, at times, we are selfish with our freedom and refuse to allow others these simple liberties and rights we covet because they are “immigrants”.
Freedom is not only for the wealthy or for those who work in Washington, D.C. It isn’t only for the veteran or the union laborers. Freedom is not only for those who want a traditional marriage and it isn’t for one specific race of people.
Freedom is not a luxury item. It is a necessity that all men and women should be allowed. And fighting for the rights of others is something that we MUST do. No one should be told who they can love or what religion they must practice or when it is deemed appropriate to speak their minds. It violates the law of one’s soul, which is eternally and irrevocably independent and self-governing.
And if we do not fight for others’ freedom, we lose the right to garner our own.