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Thought for Today

Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

“Freedom is not merely the opportunity to do as one pleases; neither is it merely the opportunity to choose between set alternatives. Freedom is, first of all, the chance to formulate the available choices, to argue over them — and then, the opportunity to choose.”WRIGHT MILLS [Source: http://wisdomquotes.org/freedom.php]

Thought for Today

English: Photo of Gerard K. O'Neill
English: Photo of Gerard K. O’Neill (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Here is my advice as we begin the century that will lead to 2081. First, guard the freedom of ideas at all costs. Be alert that dictators have always played on the natural human tendency to blame others and to oversimplify. And don’t regard yourself as a guardian of freedom unless you respect and preserve the rights of people you disagree with to free, public, unhampered expression.” ~Gerard K. O’Neill, 2081

Freedom for One Requires Freedom for All

Without freedom of thought there can be no suc...
Without freedom of thought there can be no such think as wisdom & no such thing as publick liberty without freedom of speech, Benjamin Franklin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is sometimes a difficult concept for even Americans to understand. No one is free, unless everyone is free.

I know how difficult it can be to listen to people stirring up fear, mistrust and hatred and want them to have the freedom to continue to do so, especially when they seem to want to take the same freedoms away from those who disagree.

So what do we do? We continue to speak our truth and live our lives as a reflection of that truth. We must work to guard freedom for all or there will be freedom for none.

Thought for Today

English: Coretta Scott King poses next to the ...
English: Coretta Scott King poses next to the portrait of her late husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, in the East Colonnade of the White House. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don’t believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others.” — Coretta Scott King