Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I love liberty!

As far back as I can remember I have always wanted to do what was right.

I am not a rebellious person.

But I do want to be free!

For almost fifty years I was a minister. Ministers live a "fish bowl" existence. Your every move is watched and scrutinized. 

Now that I am retired I feel like shouting, "Free at last, free at last, thank God I'm free at last."

Now the only restraints put upon me are self imposed or from the United States Government.

I guess I'm a libertarian because I find myself pushing back against both of those restraints--especially the government.

I strongly agree with something Charles Murray wrote and I want to paraphrase it and apply it to myself:

I love liberty and the God-given, inalienable, constitutionally 
guaranteed right to live life as I see fit, beholden to 
no one, taking my own chances, pursuing happiness
in my own way, doing as I damn well please.


Lori said...

Love it, Cliff! I hope we can hold onto our freedoms for awhile longer....present administration has me worried though :-)