True liberty – eye of the beholder?

RE:  Senator Melvin SB 1062  “True liberty is where you are free to do what you want to do.”[i]

I am tired of radical right-wingers like Senator Melvin waiving the flag and touting liberty when I know he isn’t for my liberty.  I

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believe everyone has a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  That means I want my partner (of 12 years) and I to be able to marry in our state and enjoy equal rights.

We are volunteers in our community, pay our taxes and SaddleBrooke homeowner dues, and are both retired military members with 48 years of total service.  We are proud Americans, registered Democrats, and fly our flag almost every single day.  This act doesn’t define us as patriots, that lies in our hearts just as does our belief in individual liberties, the strength our diversity brings to our nation, and, the responsibility we all have for each other and the common good.

I don’t believe true liberty means you can do whatever you want.  That leads to anarchy.  True liberty means you may live your life the way you want as long as it doesn’t hurt others’ or infringe on their liberty.  It may be politically convenient for Melvin to pursue his liberty and ignore mine, but it is not patriotic.

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