This Fourth Of July – Basic Global Freedoms

by Mark Lovett on July 3, 2010

America celebrates the Fourth of July to recognize our country’s freedom.  Originally that meant freedom from the British rule of King George III, but that spirit has evolved to include all of the freedoms contained within the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.

Founding Fathers Sign Declaration Of Independence

Founding Fathers Sign Declaration Of Independence

From a Global Patriot perspective, however, this day also gives us an opportunity to consider the universal freedoms that everyone on this planet should openly enjoy.

While much progress has been made around the world, the sad reality is that some 234 years after the signing of this landmark declaration, millions of our global citizens still seek many of the basic freedoms listed below.

Freedom from Violence
Freedom from Discrimination
Freedom from Persecution
Freedom from Hunger
Freedom from Poverty
Freedom from Oppression
Freedom from Disease
Freedom from Injustice
Freedom from Pollution
Freedom from Harassment
Freedom from Fear
Freedom from Ignorance
Freedom from Censorship
Freedom from Inequality
Freedom from Immorality

What Freedom is most important to you?

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GlobalPatriot July 4, 2010 at 3:50 am

Well said George, as the theme of Global Patriot is to move beyond the artificial barriers of nationality, as well as religion, ethnicity and politics, to embrace the reality that we are one family – citizens of this planet as you say!!

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George July 4, 2010 at 1:22 am

Well Mark, the list you have above are all good, and I don't see how I could place one above another. But I would like to add one more Freedom, and I think it's in the spirit of the website title: “Freedom from Nationalism”. While I'm certain many would consider that blasphemous to suggest, especially on this July 4th, and I do like this country and the principles that are at its foundation, I think we should still be able to see ourselves as citizens of this planet.

Good article!

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