The freedom to worship when and where I desire is the freedom that I most cherish. Other freedoms that I appreciate are having a choice of government leaders, choice of foods and the money to purchase them, choice of how much education I obtain, and control over my own body.
Watching this mess over the debt limit crisis, I am writing zillions of letters to Congress to express what I think should be happening, and why. I think this is a freedom a lot of nations don’t have. I really feel that my government listens to what I think. Of course the power of the rich is a lot greater than the power of my statements, but I feel that I can make some dent in what my government does, and that my government accepts that I have the right to say what I think about what they’re doing and that they are required to at least listen to my ideas and take them into consideration when voting. All our other rights depend to a large extent on this freedom.
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