Freedom

What does the word Freedom mean to you? What thoughts and feelings does it evoke? People living in the United States of America embrace their country as the “land of the free, home of the brave.” They pledge allegiance to a flag ending with the words “with liberty and justice for all….” But, America is a country with diverse citizens from many cultures living here, and a history of violence that includes slavery, land theft and genocide. So, what exactly does it mean to be “free” in this country? According to Wikipedia, the word “liberty” is “the ability to do as one pleases. It is a synonym for the word freedom. In modern politics, liberty is the state of being free within society from oppr

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