Discovering Freedom Essay

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The concept of freedom can be quite elusive when looking to find the absolute truth, and for some it could shake a foundation of previous thought when discovering discrepancies between what most believed to be common sense and what is actually happening. When most people think of freedom, they think of Liberty and Equality, to be able to act on your own will without interfering with other’s rights to freedom. In America, our founding fathers created an idea that even the most powerful must defend; in Declaring their Independence from a oppressive government, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness… That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” These most powerful words ever written by man set America above other counties in establishing the basis of our government, a moral and ethical contract given at birth, a contract that must be understood and untouched by all Americans for our “City upon a Hill” to continue to flourish. Unfortunately, as time progresses on, our definition of Freedom has become skewed with the developing policies that our nation creates; which brings up a few questions that this essay will hopefully answer: would our founding fathers agree with the policies of our government? Does America serve the people, or do the people serve America? Do we live in a free Country? Freedom, in a sense, is still an idea that fifty six delegates from thirteen states placed on a piece of paper that revolutionized the way governments should conduct themselves. An idea that ever changing, ever evolving and ever criticize even when it was conceived. Once the document was sent to Britain, they were quick to denounced
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