Letters to the Editor

Some freedoms can go too far

We are a free country but not a “free for all” country. All freedom for all people is impossible.

When I insist upon total freedom to exert whatever I consider my rights, that freedom will become oppression to others. When my rights infringe upon your rights, injustice occurs.

Liberty is not a free-for-all. Liberty is not unfettered freedom. Liberty is maintained by responsible freedom. We are at liberty to responsibly exercise our freedoms.

That is what is wrong with our society, our selfish society. Everyone wants their own rights to exercise without consideration of others or the good of society.

In the name of equality and fairness, we allow excesses that are detrimental to our society. “My rights without responsibility” is the modern cry of every special-interest group that seeks to exert their agenda past the United States Constitution.

As we bend our Constitution to include that which was never intended, we jeopardize the freedoms established long ago. That which has made this country great is being tossed aside to tickle our individual fancies. We will bankrupt this nation morally and financially if we continue traveling the destructive road of unfettered freedoms.

Roger W Hancock


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