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The Price Of Freedom
An essay on what the price of freedom is to people around the world and what freedom really means.
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Matt Laubenstein
I'm a 16 year old guy, and I write all the time.
[March 2001]
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The Price Of Freedom
Matt Laubenstein

What is the price of freedom? This question is one that has plagued not only the American people, but the people of the world since the beginning of time. There is no simple answer to this seemingly easy question. It is like asking someone how exactly the universe began, or if god really exists, because to both of those questions, there are an infinate amount of possible responses. Some believe that there is no price or sacrifice too great to pay for in return for our freedom. This is why the majority of the wars here on Earth have been fought. The war that sticks out in my mind, and I'm sure many other people's minds is the Revolutionary War. In this paticular war, the exact reason for fighting was in fact our freedom. Many Americans thought that it wasn't worth fighting the greatest army in the world, because we would probably lose, and even if we won, the cost wouldn't have been worth the sacrfice of lives. On the other hand, many Americans felt that it was a war that we had to fight because we couldn't again surrender our freedom to the monarchies of Britain. They thought that we could win the war with this shere determination, and even if we did lose, we would at least know that we had tried, because to them, the price was quite obviously not too great to pay. Of course that was was won by the eventual United States, giving you, and myself, and every other current American this freedom that we enjoy like no other nation on this vast planet. Now i ask you, was it worth the bloodshead of those people to gain this freedom that many Americans posess today? I think the answer to that question is yes. That still doesn't clear up the question as to what the price of freedom is though. I mean the Revolutionairy War, how great it may have been, was only one event, and the sacrifice was small compared to the overall sacrifice this world has seen over time.
Human nature alone tells the majority of people that freedom is what we are meant to experience, and anything less than our total freedom is a crime of a higher law. This of course is very easy for me to say, an American who has spent his whole life enjoying the fruits of freedom and everything that goes along with that. America, this country that we live in allows its citizens more freedoms and rights than any other country in the world, so it is natural, and in fact very cliche to think that freedom is something that everyone is and should be born into. Because the fact remains, as much as everyone in the world should be allowed this great opportunity of free speech, and freedom of the press in which our great 1st Amendment of the Bill of Rights allows us, the reality is that this is not so all over the world. This is the reason for much of the fighting in Africa, and especially in the middle east. Those people, like past generations of rebellious Britains that became Americans, long for the sweat tase of a freedom in which everyone is treated equally. Unfortunately though, a peace and freedom is far from being a reality in a large part of this vast planet. Why though, why in our civilized society can we not cure this sickness. A sickness that eats at the very fabric of family values, and deprives deserving, good natured people of the same opportunities that we as Americans are given from day 1 of our existence. This want, this lust for freedom is what drives thousands upon thousands of foreigners each year into the United States seaking jobs. They come to America simply because it has said for many years that we are the land of opportunity. And as much as I dont see that, and you at times dont see that, it trully is. I believe that sometimes, we are shadowed from this truth because of the gifts that we are given as citizens of this great country. Shadowed because we take for granted the greatest gift a people can have, that gift is freedom. Now I must admit that America does do more than its share to give many countries much more freedom and many more rights than they would have without our help. Many times, i even feel that America is trying to help too many countries around the world do many things with our large and influential army. What do these countries we are helping do for us usually? Nothing substantial. They are considered allies, but wouldn't win a war for us. Then I realize that our help brings some of America's freedom, and spreads it around the world with the power of our army. This act is trully one that contributs to the overall cause of defeating appresion, and gives freedom seakers hope, that one day this world will be entirely one that allows freedom and equal rights to all. So again, I ask you, what is the price of our freedom? To me it is a price that cannot be measured in the feable value of our money system. It is far beyone that. The price of our freedom, the price of freedom for every person in this world to me should be one worth fighting for. A price worth sacrificing for, because true freedom is genuanly priceless. There is no country in this world that is better without freedom than with. America's economy is better than any other country, and I can't help but feel that atleast a small portion of that is due to the success that our freedom has brought us the past 200 plus years. It began with the Declaration of Independence, and is still continuing to boost the American moral. It is freedom, a priceless gift to which we have our war veterans to thank. Something that needs to be appreciated by those who have it, and fought for for those who dont. This is what freedom means, and is worth to me. Priceless.



"I thought your essay was very good. I also thought your it was very true to what you and most Americans feel is right. " -- Chris Beavers, Normal, Illinois, USA.


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