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In honor of Independence Day, here are a few inspiring quotes about freedom and independence from Goodnet.
What’s your favorite quote on the subject?
Happy 4th! Enjoy the festivities.
“My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.”
– Adlai Stevenson (31st Governor of Illinois and United Nations ambassador 1961-
“Freedom cannot be bestowed — it must be achieved.”
– Elbert Hubbard (American writer, publisher and artist)
“The great revolution in the history of man, past, present and future, is the revolution
of those determined to be free.”
– John F. Kennedy (35th President of the United States)
“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.”
– Albert Camus (French author, journalist and philosopher)
Do You Feel Full Freedom to Express or Do You Censor Yourself?
Do you find yourself censoring your writing, given the current climate and the way all our actions are tracked on the internet? I do. There are things I won’t write about because I’m concerned how it might be tracked and used.
As we celebrate July 4th, perhaps we can think about the things we can do to initiate greater freedom, such as fighting for greater security and less sharing of our data on the web.
What are your thoughts? Share your favorite quote below, share what freedom means to you as a writer and anything you plan to do (or are doing) to restore greater freedom of written thought in our society.