"We are blessed with freedom few have ever known throughout human history. Think of the struggle and sacrifice so many have made over time to secure this level of freedom we enjoy today. We all have a natural yearning to be free that unites us regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or anything else. Our collective freedom exists because of everyone’s individual liberty. Each of us have different liberties we cherish more than others. The key to keeping freedoms we hold dear is accepting that others should be able to keep those freedoms they love so long we do not infringe on each other’s rights. These words will attempt to share ideas for uniting enough independent thinkers that we can remain forever free. The truth is that we are all independent thinkers at heart based on our different life experiences. Please keep an open heart and mind as you think about the ideas expressed in this freedom philosophy."
It is important to recognize and appreciate how blessed we are to enjoy such a high level of freedom. Countless people have laid down their lives for liberty. Most of us have seen war movies that graphically depict the prices paid so we can be free. Advances in technology give us an unprecedented opportunity to peacefully defend freedom by coordinating our efforts. Most of us want to get along with each other despite our differences. Those differences make each of us unique with special gifts and talents we can use to make the world a better place. Our individual liberties allow diversity of thought and expression that create collective freedom. How boring would life be if we were all the same? We must avoid the temptation to make others conform to our ideals and beliefs. Every law that is passed restricting another person's liberty makes us all a little less free. Our sweet Lady Liberty is slowly dying the death of a thousand cuts. We can stop doing any more damage and heal old wounds if enough independent thinkers will work together toward a common goal of preserving freedom. The more free we are, the more personal responsibility we must take for our actions. Being free requires us to respect everyone else's individual liberties so we do not infringe on each other's natural rights.