Is There A Price For Freedom?

“The road to Freedom is always stalked by death” –Angela Davis

The implication here is there is responsibility that comes along with freedom.

Therefore, the more free you are, the more responsible you must be.

Responsible, not just in supporting yourself with a job, but being an invested party within our government system.

Government is FOR the people and BY the people, sure, but in order to make that a reality “the people” – that is YOU, that is ME – would need to take an interest in the goings-on and affairs of the world we live in. That level of interest will vary from person to person, but we cannot relinquish all of our power to a small group of people, like a child to a parent, and expect the “parent” government to dispense only fairness and just, right action all of the time. There are simply too many “children”.

We are not children though are we? Children don’t have much responsibility, certainly not when compared to an adult. This is why Children don’t have the same freedom that adults have. As children, adults regulate and control their freedom. Parents ultimately decide what the child will wear, what they will eat, how they will behave and even what activities they participate in.

But adults? – We have to ask ourselves a very serious question. What exactly do I want from my  government? And what am I willing to do for it?  Certainly a few individuals do not have the capacity to know or to provide for billions of people. Since this is the case, it becomes imperative that we invest in our own selves and in our own lives, that we seek to contribute actively to the society that we live in, instead of only leaching off of the power of others. which then becomes a drain on society. Too many people taking from the pot and not enough people adding to the pot.

So it is not surprising when we see some parties in government who seek to oppress others. Responsibility is part and parcel to freedom. We, the people, must also be caretakers. Governments need our interest, they need our support, they need to hear our ideas – so we need to have ideas – and then they need to see us actively contribute to the world we want to live in.

For example, we all say we want a clean and health economy, but how many are willing to cease littering? and to volunteer once a year to clean debris that blows into our streams or streets? or to support organizations who work toward clean energy and sustainable ventures that are better for our environment? How many people are voluntarily willing to recycle?

Or would you rather support companies that pollute our environment because its convenient.

These are hard questions we must ask ourselves. Because the answer involves change.

and Change is not so easy.

Democracy is a Partnership between people who are being governed and people who are govern-ing. But every relationship is a two-way street, is it not?

This means there is Responsibility on our part. On My part.

How do we regulate Our government?

We must never forget the power is in the people as long as we remain united.

And we must actively support the world we want to live in. Not wait to see what “others” will do. Because they are all waiting for You.

What can I do to contribute meaningfully to the world that I would like to live in?…is the Question.

So is there a price for freedom?

It all depends on how you look at it:

Is Being Responsible A “Price”?

Published by Cherokee Sunrise

Boy what a shift! Our humanity is shifting, our respective cultures are shifting, These are certainly exciting times we are living in now. And what will we do with these changes? I am writing this quite frankly, because of a feeling. A feeling that I need to do this. Before I started writing, I titled this blog “Healing”. Interesting, because I had no idea what it would be about, but it is about me doing something that I love and healing myself through the process. So, I want to encourage anyone who reads this, to do exactly what you love and you will be healed. Healed from the stress of repressing something that is dying to get out. Healed by the ability to break free and do exactly what you want to do. Don’t care about the details, not anymore. My path has led me to this place, at this time, right now, to begin doing what I love and I will follow that path as I always do. Listen to your body, and it will tell you what it needs. Namaste. Wishing every human and animal on planet Earth heartfelt LOVE and peace of mind. Cherokee Sunrise! Cherokee resides in New Jersey and can be reached at:

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