Outdoor Freedom is About Choices

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Nov 30, 2006

(my take on what it means to us)

Being outdoors enjoying whatever it is you do, is one of the treasures we have in this country. It matters not what you do (outside), as long as you do it and respect others who might do something else. We all should embrace our freedom of choice.

I enjoy hunting. I also enjoy photography and music. And hey, give me a fishing pole and I'm ready to rock. It really is not important what you do outside that you love; it's that you DO it, and you respect the right of others to choose. Heck, many of us and those before us have fought for that very right --- that freedom. Hold it tight and let no one take it from us.

We should drag our kids outside for the same sports and outdoor activities that you enjoy...or that they might enjoy. Please don't overly contribute to this generation of thumb-living-video-gamers. Get them outside when you can. Yes, I know; some of this video game world is just inevitable. But when the opportunity is there; take a kid outside.

Go to a beach for a picnic; drag out the old boat and take it for a spin; go to a gun range and teach a kid to shoot; take pictures of the sunrise/sunset; or just drive the countryside enjoying the freedom of access we have to many areas of this great country. And then figure out what MORE you can do to make sure we have these places in the future.

Be sure to keep up your memberships in your favorite organizations that are fighting for your access and your freedoms. I suggest you start with the outfit that represents all trails; all sports -- BlueRibbon Coalition.
Visit here to join and donate: http://www.blueribboncoalition.org

(you can share this blog if you like, with pics, from here: http://delalbright.blogspot.com/2013...t-choices.html).

"Freedom is about choices"

Having choices does not equate to freedom.

Freedom is the ability to act without force (or the threat of force) being used against us.

The "choices = freedom" definition dilutes the meaning of true freedom.

The "choices = freedom" definition dilutes the meaning of true freedom.Jim

Jim, as always there's more than one way to define something, but for many who do not have a choice in what they do or say, they call it a lack of freedom.
Bing Dictionary
free·dom [ frdəm ]
ability to act freely: a state in which somebody is able to act and live as he or she chooses, without being subject to any undue restraints or restrictions
release from captivity or slavery: release or rescue from being physically bound, or from being confined, enslaved, captured, or imprisoned
country's right to self-rule: a country's right to rule itself, without interference from, or domination by, another country or power

Being able to "act freely" is to choose what you do/say, and allow what you want/can, up to a point, of course. So for me, freedom is rooted in having a choice.
thanks, Del

I do not believe we disagree over this. I brought it up because we have countrymen who believe they are free because on the first Tuesday in November, they have a choice between the red team and blue team.

Of course they can also vote for their favorite on "America's Got Talent" - who needs more proof?

I'm merely saying that having choices is a consequence of freedom.

Here is a more eloquent definition:

[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action, according to our will, within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others."
-- Thomas Jefferson[/FONT]



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