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There’s a freedom to living in the United States that, I believe, most people casually ignore.
It’s no secret that our government is attempting to deny us the rights they were [are] established, afforeded, and protected by the government, and our government does this because they know that we will react in exactly the way that they want us to react, regardless of our affiliations and, in many ways, because of our affiliations. We cede to policy and manifesto, we disregard our humanity and our beliefs, and we’re conditioned by logical fallacies that aid in government overreach; we’re more concerned that we adhere to our platforms than we are about our actual rights. The government has us twisted around the law so much that we’re afraid to engage and to enjoy our rights as American’s, because we don’t want to effort in the bureaucracy; it’s not worth the effort to actively support our rights.
And, on the other hand, there is a developing idea that being virtuous, that showing a general interest in the well-being of another takes an active form, that it somehow demands the precondition that your soiled hands—and by ‘your,’ I mean the universal you, as in quote/unquote “everybody”—ought to be snooping about my worldview; however, your idea of an equilibrium, and your social code are, in reality, nothing less than guerrilla warfare of a moral compass. The freedom to choose cannot be subjugated by the idea that-that choice is marred by one belief being more virtuous than another, and that you are, by some means, exalted with the right to decide which is the more virtuous choice.
With that said, our country, the United States was built on the foundation of revered men, with the intention of establishing a nation of freedom, and yes many stood on the back of others, of entire races to do so; the long standing history of mankind does not lead attractively to your present progressive agendas, intentions, and regrets nevertheless we have developed and achieved and acknowledged and atoned and, in reprise, sought amends.
We’re not a perfect people, we’re not a perfect species so to expect perfection in our development and in our cultivation is.., and even still perfection can only exist in your ideal of the word; we learn from our mistakes and we grow, and change isn’t easy so we’ll contest it, because we’re comfortable in our familiarity but, still we do learn and we do grow and it’s time for many of you to recognize that, and to acknowledge where we’ve come from where we were, and where we’re going and how we all want to get there, and the compromise and the harmony that we’re going to require, and the patience and the understanding that we’re going to require, and that we’re going to have to think with a new standard and let go of the foundations of our affiliations that continue to divide us.
Fredericksburg is a relatively small town in the Texas Hill Country, because of the pandemic the town council canceled a notable Fourth of July day parade that has otherwise been a huge annual event in Fredericksburg. A small handful of citizens decided to organize an unsanctioned drive by 'parade,' that the FBD helped to support; this was an incredible display of small town patriotism and civil responsibility, and an exercise of our individual rights.