Flags galore in Fell’s Point. Two quotes to think about today…one very familiar:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
“Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.” -Albert Camus.
So simple and true. Those who wish to deny others’ freedom simply don’t want them to be better, for myriad reasons (but probably mostly economical). But after a while, that urge and that will to be better and to be able to be better overwhelm the oppressor. And it comes about at times in peaceful ways and other times through bloodshed. That’s what July 4 is (and was) all about: Don’t let someone else deny you your right to be your best. That’s what your freedom gives you the chance to do. Use it wisely.
Happy Independence Day!!