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Wednesday
Nov072012

Some streets still go both ways

This time of year, I'm always reminded that our veterans fought and died for our right to not wear the poppy in November.

Freedom is such buzzword in today's world that we tend to forget exactly what it truly means. We can go on and on about how we have so much freedom in our country, but it all falls flat when we start to specify that it only appies to the freedoms that we're comfortable with. I could go on a diatribe about gay rights, equality of the sexes and any other number of double standards that exist in our society, but these topics have been covered by people much more knowledgable than I am.

Because it's November, I'll just say this: people who risk their lives for the freedom of their fellow citizens don't get to decide what we do with it. I wear the poppy in November because I choose to; it's nobody's business why the person next to me on the sidewalk chooses not to.

THAT is what a free society is all about.

/end mini-rant