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02 July 2007

Manic Monday with Mo ~ Independence

I had sooooo many different references for Independence swirling around in my brain I couldn't really nail down just one to post on. Then while surfing thru Reader for this morning's offerings, it occurred to me...that regardless of how you feel about our involvement in Iraq or Afghanistan...if you lived there you would not be allowed to blog.

In fact, most of you reading this would probably be punished, tortured, and quite possibly executed for expressing in ANY way the thoughts and feelings you so freely post up on the "world wide web". Your opinions. News commentary. Jokes. Even your sharing of the precious moments of your families, how you live, and who you love.

Take a moment to think about all that you have done...just today...that would have been forbidden "over there". Appreciate the Independence we are all so blessed to enjoy.

I considered listing the actual blogs I read that contain material which is punishable by death in the middle-east or elsewhere.

But you pretty much know who you are.


Kat in Ohio said...

An excellent thought to ponder. Freedom of speech and expression is so easy to take for granted since we've never had it any other way.

Mert said...

Very good point, I had never thought about it that way. Happy MM!

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

Very excellent point, it's so easy to take our freedoms for granted and it's a good time to sit back and look at things differently and learn tro appreciate how lucky we are!

tegdirb92 said...

Excellent--well thought out post. Happy MM.

Morgen said...

excellent post!
yep, I'd probably have to lead the rebellion, and end up in front of a firing squad.
I'm pretty sure they would not laugh when I said "pepperoni" when asked "what do you want on your tombstone"

probably a mass grave anyway...

Mel said...

How sadly true for so many.

Talk about an Independence I've treated lightly.
No more.

The Curmudgeon said...

Maybe the first step toward losing anything... a freedom, a friendship, a job... is to take it for granted.

Have a glorious 4th.

Travis said...

It's easy to take our freedoms for granted. And I am often guilty of wondering why others aren't able to take their own freedom into their hands.