Free to not know?
Americans will celebrate a July 4 holiday this weekend. Few will take time to ponder the meaning of Independence Day.
Our founders were accustomed to living under the rule of a king, who was the single, sovereign authority in all things living. They had enough of that and stated their intentions to become free of him through the Declaration of Independence. The 244 years since have been a tug of war between those who want more regulation and those who want more freedom, creating an ongoing debate of the definition of being free.
So, how do you define freedom in the following context?
Read more of On the Side in the July 2 Advance.