Saturday, March 28, 2015

What Does Freedom Mean To You?

by Rachel Hoyt

image by Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee via

It's not enough to be free to do.
I cannot feel free when bothered by you.
It's not personal. It's not! I swear!
I just that freedumb can't be fully fair.

Copyright © 2015 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

Quite a few stories recently have made me wonder if we know anymore what it means to be free?

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  1. with so much money buying elections and the supreme court ruling that corporations are people... no, this is not what are forefathers intended our democracy to be.

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  3. The US declared independence in the early stages of the Industrial Revolution and the Technological Revolution wasn't imagined. The population was primarily Western European and slaves out of Africa and only males had civic privileges and mostly only property-owing males. Women were regarded legally as chattel. Everything west of the Allegheny Mountains was uncharted wilderness, some of it theoretically owned by various European countries although was inhabited by various native tribes. The "founding fathers" were primarily scions of wealthy educated European families and had no great expectations of their uneducated and largely unskilled compatriots. Most had very good reason to want to separate church and state, regardless of their own beliefs. For those reasons and many more, no, I don't think they envisioned what this nation has become, for better or worse.


Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...