A letter from a reader and individual liberty lover. Hope you all share and spread our article Slogans for the Youths.
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Letter From A Reader: It Saddens Me That Our Country Has Less Freedom Today Than It Has Ever Had
I appreciate your efforts on behalf of all of us who desire liberty of action. It saddens me that our country has less freedom today than it has ever had. I hope you are successful in your cause but, I fear that people no longer understand liberty. They have forgotten. They think that if they don’t like something or they don’t believe in it, then you should not be allowed to do it. Someday, the infringement of liberty by government will land close to home for them and only some of them will realize it because most have apparently lost their desire for freedom.
Your website does a great job defining the issue as one of freedom rather than simply a desire to fight gamecocks. I think all men who desire freedom should take up your cause if for no other reason because, we are told that we can’t.
At the same time, we should all remember that we must also respect the liberties of others. We have to recognize that our personal disapproval of an activity does not constitute justification for making it illegal even if we find that we are in the majority. Currently, there are many ongoing efforts from various groups to either obtain a liberty they have never had or to regain a liberty they have lost. I think the way forward is for us all to unite and refocus the debate on the real issue which is liberty and not cockfighting, gay marriage, polygamy or marijuana.
Unfortunately, I don’t know how to make that happen but I appreciate your effort greatly.