Here in the United States, we commemorate the Declaration of Independence on July 4th. This is the day we celebrate no longer being under the rule of Britain. In other words we celebrate our freedom, but what does freedom actually mean? The definition is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. I have to ask, who’s freedom are we celebrating? We have seen throughout our history that freedom is not for everybody and can change from one state to the next. Is this the intention of the Declaration of Independence?
Well, at that time, those words may not have been meant to be inclusive to all citizens of this nation. And, to this day we continue to work towards changing the meaning of Freedom in this country. This past year we have seen the people mobilize to protest against many different unjust acts that continue to happen on a daily basis, but we have a very long way to go! One of the things that is very evident to me, is that change does not happen overnight, it happens with one small micro action after another. It is hopeful for our country that freedom may be accessible to all citizen’s one day, and that change comes with one little micro step after another.
What micro steps are you taking to insure freedom for all?