Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Can There Be Freedom..

I was reading my local newspaper (Dallas Morning News) and I came across a story about someone impersonating a student on Facebook and bullying kids in his name. While bullying is an issue that will possibly be covered some other time; people these days are insistent on being free and doing whatever they want to do. People want to be free in every walk of life: slaves want to be freed from their masters, children from the tyrannical rule of their parents and citizens from the rules of society. People have died and others have gone to great lengths to gain freedom. My question is, though, can a person really be free? Is it really possible for a person to be free without some form of restriction?
I mean lets face it no matter how many times you watch Superman fly across the sky, man will never be able to defy the laws of gravity. It does not matter how many times you watch the Hulk crash and bash, one would be deemed looney if he attempted to take his fist and bash it through metal and brick. My point? you cannot have freedom without some form of restriction. As the old adage goes there must be "give and take."
Why must there be restrictions one might ask? To protect against lawlessness and cruelty; so that and individual would still be held responsible for their actions; to remain morally culpable. Rules, laws, statutes must be in place and adhered to so that another individuals' rights may be protected. There cannont be freedom without restriction: the Bible yields this truth when labeling the cause of moral corruption for the people of Israel in the Old Testament, "In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes."-Judges 17:6
When there's no law there can't be moral accountability.

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