Tuesday, May 09, 2006


"Freedom's Just Another Word...

...for nothing left to lose." ~Janis Joplin

Mitch tried to start this conversation over at the Lockerroom a few weeks ago, but I thought I might have better luck here.

Can we apply the timeless logic of Bobby McGee to individuals living on government's largesse?


Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose,
Nothing don't mean nothing honey if it ain't free, now now.
And feeling good was easy, lord, when he sang the blues,
You know feeling good was good enough for me,
Good enough for me and my bobby mcgee.

Yeah, about that...YES, people living on governmental largess are not free at all. I am not sure how free any of us are really though.

We all live off some governmental subsidy and infrastructure, not to mention our voluntary limitations on individual freedom for furthered prosperity.
So, we'll be truly free when we're beholden to government for nothing...? I like that.
If we give unto Caeser what is Caeser's and unto God what is God's we are free. Look at it as a pay-as-you-use situation where you are always free not to use. To be beholden is to owe. So pay! But be sure not to use if, in the future, payment is going to become a question.
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