MPHS Open Book: Opinion – Freedom For All?
December 9, 2008
When does the power of one invade the precious liberties of another? According to our DNA type, we are all humans, with certain rights given to us in our creation. Only when impartial reasoning and judgments takeover does our freedom hit the barbed fencing. Yet, they argue that the barrier, built with moral wires, serves as a boundary of right and wrong. The concept of freedom loops in and out of capable human actions and thoughts and is regarded as the base of order, but can so easily create chaos and disruption.
Those in favor of gay and lesbian rights march for undeniable freedom to marriage.
The opposition stands in their own rights to protect their values and voice their opinions. The stand-offs can be violent.
Across the spectrum, some women are forbidden to wear head-scarves and enter a public office. They march saying it is apart of their religion they have chosen to follow, but are restricted for it because others feel it is only pulling them back into a history they do not want. Other women have no choice but to cover themselves, and they continue to fight for equality.
Basic rights are even bent to the will of others based upon the color of skin. Slaves were predominate in the U.S. because whites had the right to own another human and not do their own work. The ongoing effect of obstructed rights continues with racism.
Then the guilty can intrude on the rights of the innocent. Victims of domestic violence or false evictions, and the elderly scammed in the stock market have few rights to legal counsel if they cannot afford it, where as criminal defendants are offered legal counsel funded by the state.
The freedom that we love can never exist in the world as we know it for every person. Restrictions must be made on one to secure the rights of another. According to the founders of this country, each person even beyond the borders of the United States, have been given rights to freedom, including the rights to choose what we do, say and believe. We are all a part of the same race, therefore we deserve the same, do we not? Unfortunately, this freedom the world cherishes or desires can never be distributed among each individual without being first taken from another.