Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Freedom in the US vs Costa Rica
My husband posted this picture on his facebook wall today that he found online.
This sign documents really well why we don't think the US is free. Everywhere you turn, there is a law, a rule, somebody telling you what to do, judgmental people. There is a car accident, and someone runs out and names a new law, naming it after the person who just died. LAW after LAW after LAW. It is never ending. And the US people seem to be fine with it, most thinking that the laws are there to protect them and keep them safe. It's pathetic. I have no desire to live someplace where my every move is monitored and there is a law I have to follow with every single thing I do.
People in the US don't get simply having personal responsibility. Why do we even need a sign like the above? Seriously. We need a ton of rules on a holiday that is supposed to be celebrating our "independence"?
The US is not free any longer, and has not been for a long time. We send these men and women out to war to supposedly protect our freedom, and in reality, all they are protecting is the government's agenda, whatever it may be at the time, and that is just wrong.
However, until the US people get that and do something about that, the country will continue to just be in downward spiral of giving our government complete control over everything we do.
Can't wait to celebrate Independence Day in Costa Rica in September. I will be taking my dogs and going to the beach, where nobody will be videotaping me, I can stay as late as I want, drink alcohol, sleep there if I want, light off fireworks if I want, and no police will be searching my bags. And unlike the US, I doubt there will be any crime that day, or shootings, or anything remotely dangerous happening.
Pura Vida to true freedom.
Composed By: Lori Anne Haskell at Wednesday, July 09, 2014