by Rosalie Hanson

When you think of America you think about freedom. Where every man’s home is his castle.

Generations of Americans were raised with the belief that freedom was worth dying for and many have sacrificed their lives so that others could live free.

American soldiers stormed Normandy beach knowing that they would more than likely be killed in their attempt to defeat the Nazis. They did it anyway and they fought and died for the most priceless thing in the world – freedom.

But they didn’t fight for their own freedom, no, they fought so that others could be freed from their own oppressive government. Our American soldiers fought for those who weren’t even Americans but fought for them anyway because they understand the definition of “freedom” and know the cost of what it takes to be free.

Today, instead of celebrating the essence of freedom, people are cheering for “Free Stuff”.

“Spreading the Wealth” seems to be the new philosophy ringing across America these days in place of the Liberty Bell. Those of use who cling to what it means to be a REAL American and embrace freedom are slowly being outnumbered by those who only want “Free Stuff”.

What’s the difference between Freedom and Free Stuff.

Everyone in America is entitled to “free” public education. It’s free because the taxpayers pay for it out of their property taxes. If you don’t own a home, then I guess it really is “free” to those who only rent. Just don’t complain when your rent goes up because the landlords’s taxes increased to pay for the cost to run a school. You see someone has to pay for “free” education.

‘The “Affordable Healthcare Act” entitles everyone to Socialized medicine.

In the bill, one of the benefits is that women are entitled to “free” birth control and “free” abortions. Really? I guess the pill manufacturers are receiving these free birth control pills from Santa Claus because how else is something “for free”? Someone has to pay the cost to manufacture this item and I guess the doctors are working for “free” to perform these “free abortions” out of the “goodness of their heart”?

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