So here are my greatest concerns.
My greatest concern isn’t the power of the government but the mindset of individuals. The lack of personal responsibility I see that plagues our society.
My greatest fear is not having to fight for liberty, but not having anyone to fight for liberty with. People are too concerned with “what’s happening on reality shows?”, “when that next album is going to be out?” “When they can buy that new phone or ipod?”
Rather than read some of the great works of the enlightenment, my generation is too focused on video games, movies, and sex. Liberty and Freedom are just words they hear in Call of Duty. They don’t know what those words mean.
They don’t question the government. They are just trying to get as much as they can from it. They feel entitled to services and property. They expect everything to be handed to them on a plate. They don’t know the meaning of a hard days work or the feeling of satisfaction when you make your own money.
I fear a politically correct society. Where people believe they have a right not to be offended. Where they shutter at the thought somebody might disagree with them. Where they confuse thinking with feeling.
That is the society I fear. Not a government attempting to destroy our freedom. I fear people simply casting their freedom and liberty away like a pair of worn out shoes.