Rights versus Freedoms

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Nothing in life should be taken for granted or assumed to be free.  A price is paid somewhere.  I want to thank the men and women and their families that serve in the military who ensure my rights and freedoms I enjoy in the United States are secure.

I know on a day to day basis I don’t think about how and why those privileges exist.  I just think it is my right to freedom of speech, religion etc.  I only have those privileges because someone else is working hard to ensure I can maintain them.

I am free to do almost anything unless it infringes on the rights of others.  The fourth of July is a good reminder that the rights and freedoms I enjoy everyday were fought for and are worth continuing to fight for.

I have the right to publish a blog only because there are people out there who risk everything to maintain my right to do so.  I am at a loss of words to express that gratitude.

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