The idea of freedom has been one big part of the American Dream for as long as I can remember. It is a word that has been embedded in our culture for over two centuries and it was the reason why so many immigrants have fled their own countries to the land of the free and the home of the brave.
For the cause of freedom, American soldiers have fought abroad in many wars but also for the purpose of preserving unity, liberty, and individual rights for all. Notice, I did not include justice because that word is far too ambiguous. What may be just to one person may not be just for another.
The times they are a changing.
Now taking the freedom factor a bit further, the framers of the U.S. Constitution insured the people’s freedoms by drafting the Bill of Rights which were the first 10 amendments to the Constitution and these tenets were generally meant to protect the common people, but not from those enemies abroad as much as it was to protect the people from their own government. China and numerous countries do not have this protection. Yet, this truth will not be found in ones elementary school textbook nor will it be found in any books that are
assigned by a professor in a university. More