Thursday, October 16, 2008

On Which I Rant About Liberty

Today was one of those days that I just wanted to curse profusely about how unfair the world is to other people.  All of those tiny little villages in Africa and Asia make me want to bawl, but what makes me want to curse is when we as American citizens go, "Yeah. We have the bestest country out here ya'll!  Woo! All other countries stand inferior!" 

Now, we all know my opinion about statements like that.  And yes, I really truely do think America is a spoiled obese child that has just gotten it's allowance taken away. Sue me for my metaphors.

Anyways, I was thinking about Liberty, and right now in Debate it's one of the values I'm trying to find fault in-- when BAM it just hit me.

America likes to brag about how we have all this liberty and freedom, but do we have the freedom to go and steal from someone? Do we have the liberty to just wake up one day and paint a mural on government property without permission?


What we do have is liberty within reason, or restricted liberty.  Lost?

Let's put it this way:  You can do whatever you want as long as it doesn't mentally or physically harm you, or anyone else.  Oh yeah, and don't forget to get permission for whatever you want to do.

Does this seem unfair?  I think not.  It's a heck of a lot better than complete and total chaos due to the fact that people do what they want to do.  However, it does aggravate me when snot nosed rich kids who have never had to work a day in their life go around boasting about America and how we're better than everyone else while their parents hoard money and evade taxes.

America needs help-- and it' s mainly because we're boastful, delusional, and overall poorly informed.  We also have our heads stuck so far up are anuses that all we can see is crap.

Hopefully whoever gets elected, whether it be McCain, or Obama cleans up the big messy pile of poo we've crapped out over the years.

1 comment:

  1. yay for the Americans who know better! the American people as a whole can sadly be generalized as lazy, ignorant, and wasteful. it's not a good thing. i'm not proud of that, but i AM proud of the fact that there is hope for reform and that there are other people who think so, too.