I know a lot of people like to celebrate today. It’s the Fourth of July, also known as “Independence Day” because this is the anniversary of the initial signing of the Declaration of Independence. Woot!
But freedom is messy. Some people abuse it.
Take religion for example. If you give people freedom to choose their own religion some people will choose the right one, but others will choose to worship Allah or Buddha or Mumbo Jumbo. Some people will even use it as an excuse to not have religion at all!
If you give people freedom of speech some of them will say mean, offensive things. Before you know it you are giving people so much freedom that they are looking at dirty pictures and spouting off nonsense about lower taxes and stuff.
Don’t even get me started on giving rights to criminals and terrorists. If you aren’t guilty of a crime then you have nothing to hide, and what is wrong with squeezing a confession out of a guy the cops know is guilty?
So before you go out shooting off fireworks to celebrate freedom tonight, think about the possible consequences.