What other freedoms have we lost?

Today is July 4th, the day we celebrate our ‘freedom’. Yet we seem fine with the government taking away our freedoms. For example, in Ohio the owner of a business no longer has the right to determine if they want to allow smoking.

An older example is changing the drinking age to 21. How can we say that someone is old enough to start a family, but not old enough to drink a beer?

What other examples do you have where the ‘Land of the Free’ is not so free?
Wow. I can’t believe how many people are afraid to say that while this is the best country in the world, that there are ways we can make it better.

And to the jerk that questioned my loyalty, I’m a veteran. What have you done for this country?

10 Responses to “What other freedoms have we lost?”

  1. POLARIS Says:

    In New York City, you can’t eat food with trans-fat. This should be the choice of the consumer, not a government edict.

  2. rockandroll58-79 Says:

    N O N E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. don45123 Says:

    in ohio you have to wear a seatbelt in a car but not a helmet on a motorcycle…does that make any sense

  4. How_Would_I_Know Says:

    I can’t drive 150 mph though school zones while kids are getting off their bus. It’s horrible.. we’re practically a Nazi state!

    You’ve lost NO freedoms. Get a grip.

  5. George Says:

    I can’t think of any loss of freedom that has affected me.

  6. Jose R Says:

    I will like to know how many liberties I have gain…

  7. draguul Says:

    Well lets see here.

    Lets start off with Clinton.

    When he was in office, Clinton started a program call "Encephelon", which is basically "big brother". Essentially, theyve been listening in on the phones and stuff for a lot longer than we thought.

    Ill probably get shot for posting this, in fact.

    In 2008 or 2009 were getting rid of all state issued IDs. Instead, well have one universal ID, the USID. Without this, you cannot board a plane, train, bus, drive a car, buy beer or cigarettes, get a house, rent a house or apartment, basically anything you need an ID for. Also, theres talk about implementing RFID chips, which you can freely read about on the internet and in books, which are little security devices implanted into the arm. Some larger companies already use them for security purposes, which electronic door locks and such. Well, the FDA has already approved them as safe, and theres talk that they may be a requirement in order to get your USID.

    Try to tell me they wont have some kind of GPS in them?

    Also, their digitizing money sometime soon, and youll just need that RFID chip to pay. Why? because we have no more gold in the Federal Reserve, because its a privatly owned bank, NOT a federal institution.

    anyways i need to go do laundry….

  8. dojoman Says:

    lol…you are truly a dip*&^*& phil…guess you’ll be voting for hitlery in ’08 eh?…lol…dumbocrats!

  9. planksheer Says:

    Try habeas corpus.

  10. Jesus Jones Says:

    I don’t think we are losing our freedoms in whole, but I do think we are losing them incrementally – private property is the first thing that comes to mind. Freedom of speech, under the guise of campaign finance reform, is another example. Now that I think about it, you could add the right to bear arms.

    My point is that we have not lost these freedoms completely, but we have lost them by degrees. Our freedom of speech is less than it once was.