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What is freedom?
posted by Clint Phipps on Sep 21, 2001 03:40PM

Freedom is seeing guys in a bar with tee shirts that have mickey mouse on one side giving you the peace sign wearing the statue of liberty's dress standing above the caption "nuke 'em till they glow" and on the other side a remarkably clear full color picture of Osama bin Laden three days after our country was hit by some fuckhead with a master plan.
Freedom is school.
Freedom is the time you spend away from home. Freedom is the time you spend alone.
Freedom is the effects of alcohol, the effects of spending all your money, the effects of your car breaking down.
Freedom is saying whatever the fuck you want.
Freedom is, essentially, (and yes I know I'm not the first to say it, boys and girls) just another word for nothin left to lose.
posted by Piper -- on Sep 22, 2001 12:13AM

Which of your freedoms would you sell for safety?
posted by Clint Phipps on Sep 25, 2001 04:42PM

Freedom. Freedom is being able to do, and live absolutely anything, and I mean anything (examples would just take up way too much space), you want in this world, WITHOUT infringing upon, or possibly infringing upon the freedom and well being of another (including mother earth). Here in the United States I feel that we're closer to that than anyone else on this planet. I say "close" because here in the US, we're allowed to do absolutely anything we want, without infringing upon the freedom and well being of another, or the well being of your own self. No suicide, no "illegal drugs," though some of those illegal drugs are no more harmful than our beloved alcohol or cigarrettes, etc etc etc. But for true freedom, who is to say that you have no right to take your own life, or slowly poison your body with intoxicants? Now those aren't the high points of freedom, obviously, either. God forbid if I knew someone trying to commit suicide, id do everything in my power to try snd stop it and help them come to a realization to change their mind. But thats where the line starts to blur isn't it? And thats what we face as Americans...we all know whats best, dont we?
posted by StU aRt on Sep 26, 2001 09:24AM

"In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies."
Winston Churchil
posted by sam aritan on Sep 27, 2001 08:46AM

"By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean."

Mark Twain

posted by Piper -- on Sep 27, 2001 04:52PM

Freedom is the right to be absolutely nude.
Like me.
Right now.
posted by Cody Phipps on Sep 29, 2001 11:40PM

Freedom is having the right to live, so I guess were not all free are we? And it's not everybodys fault just the idiots who thought that it would be a great idea to kill thousands and thousands of people, and look at the world now, as if it wasn't bad enough before, we are going to war!
posted by Natalie -- on Sep 30, 2001 07:28AM

Freedom is the right to breath, to be able to have as much space as you need without having anyone invade it. It is the right to have a private life without always having to answer to someone. I can't picture myself living in another country where they don't share the same freedom. I would not want to ever give any of my freedom up, however sometimes we don't have a choice, and people just come and take it away from us before most of us can actually have a chance to enjoy it. Freedom is being able to live in your own safe and happy world without having to go back to reality.
posted by Latricia Saucier on Oct 04, 2001 11:27AM