Freedom Never Dies

The following article was inspired out of love for my country. Whether it is Memorial Day, July 4th or Veteran’s Day, we owe this rebel anthem to our brave military defenders. These words are dedicated to our active military forces and the countless veterans who came before – may your sacrifice and courage never be taken for granted. Indeed, freedom goes far beyond the political spectrum and their means to divide. It’s now time to put aside our differences, to look each other in the eye and work together for a brighter future. We only have one shot at freedom, so let’s make it ring by standing tall – one nation, under God, indivisible…

Freedom Never Dies

What is freedom but a soft whisper from oppression? What is freedom beyond knowing you can vote and not be murdered for your beliefs, the ability to speak with your own voice, to earn your own dollar?

Freedom is quite simple. Freedom is wearing your heart on your sleeve when the chips are down, using your power to spread compassion and courage. Freedom is not forced, it is not beaten into the pavement by faceless thugs, it is not sealed in a bottle filled with kerosene.

I have seen freedom – it is my drug of choice – it flows heavy through my veins. Nobody will ever sacrifice greater than those who came before, their blood upon foreign soil, their bitter resolve to stomp out tyranny. I will never surrender my heart to politicians, never bow before some God that demands violence. I will not be fooled by hidden agendas or silenced by the sinister gears of corruption. Most importantly, I will never apologize for my interpretation of freedom.

Always know who you are, and never be a pawn to circus politics, because the clowns will always leave you naked and hungry. What is freedom? I am freedom, and you can never buy my allegiance. My blood flows in three colors – red, white and blue. How about yours?

Aaron Towle
Aaron Towlehttp://www.repdigest.com/
Aaron Towle is a Multimedia Artist living in Green Cove Springs, FL. He proudly served in the military as a journalist and now works as a developer in the Defense Contracting Industry. He is passionate about art, literature, and photography and looks to continue building his credentials as a professional writer. He currently produces an online publication called Reprehensible Digest, which explores the subtle dynamics between art and literature.
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Len Bernat

Aaron – Well said and heartfelt. As a Marine with 20 years of service to our country, ensuring my children would live free was so important – your words touched me deeply. Welcome to the BC360 family of authors where engagement and thought leadership are hallmarks.

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Anonymous

Thank you for the kind words Len, and bless you for serving! It is sometimes difficult to consider what we are defending these days, and I think there is a lot of disrespect out there in 2019… But not from me… You have a great Veterans Day my friend 🇺🇸

Len Bernat

Same to you, my friend.

Maureen Nowicki
Maureen Nowicki

I appreciated your writing on freedom – very touching and I can feel your deep gratitude. A warm welcome to you!

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Anonymous

Thank you so much Maureen, greatly appreciate it. Many blessings 🙏

Larry Tyler

A powerful and inspiring message .

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Anonymous

Thank you so much Larry, truly grateful for the kind words my friend 👍

Jonathan Solomon

Thank you, Aaron, for a very interesting and thought-provoking post.
In conclusion you asked a question, I respond:

I believe that true freedom is the ultimate fruit of somebody’s sacrifice; any and all aspects of FREEDOM has always cost a price – someone at some time had made a sacrifice.

To truly appreciate ‘freedom’, we must first understand what this SACRIFICE really entailed. Enjoying this freedom is only possible when we are thankful and grateful to partake of this ‘fruit’.

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Anonymous

Thank you for your kind words Jonathan. Sadly I think we’re witnessing a growing cancer of unpatriotic behavior in America, and at times I think our current military is defending a thankless generation. As well, we have thankless leaders on both sides in Washington who treat wars more like a business. I try to ignore it all and focus only on the sacrifice made by our brave… Best wishes, Aaron

Aldo Delli Paoli

Freedom is one of the most precious gifts that every human being possesses and today, more than in any other historical epoch, it is a theme and a fundamental value of human life, which is dear to all. Everyone has the right to it equally without distinction of race, religion, social class and political opinions.
Freedom is an essential human right but it does not live alone, but with other similar ones in an organized society and therefore, it is necessary that all the freedoms of the different individuals are respected and guaranteed with the respect of the norms but above all with the mutual respect . Being free, therefore, does not mean living without rules, because everything has a limit: one is free to live when one is able to relate to others, that is, to respect the rules of civil coexistence. Rules, perhaps not written, but which allow everyone to express themselves and to choose in respect for others.

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