True freedom is more than individual liberty. With freedom comes the responsibility not to hurt others with our actions.
By Mike McCabe
Our Wisconsin Revolution (7/7/20)
Watch and weep. One man interviewed by a reporter who was berated for wearing a mask at a crowded public gathering insisted that being an American means “I should be able to do what I want to.” A woman told that same reporter that having to wear a mask is “against our constitutional rights.”
No, it’s not. The U.S. Constitution is silent on mask wearing. And freedom doesn’t mean doing as you damn well please. True freedom is more than individual liberty. With freedom comes the responsibility not to hurt others with our actions.
What’s on display in this video is the same warped, sociopathic mindset that leads the filthy rich to believe “freedom of speech” entitles them to spend as much money as they want to amplify their voices, even if it drowns out your voice and denies you representation.
Neighbors look out for each other
Our Wisconsin Revolution stands for the exact opposite. We’re for true freedom, and we believe we’ll all be better off if we think less about what we are entitled to and more about debts we owe to society. We’re about looking out for one another and having each other’s back. The common good. Civic duty.
If you want these beliefs spread far and wide as an alternative to the selfishness and greed that has infected so many, help us do that.
In this election season, our team of regional organizers is reaching out in every way possible to challenge people in every part of our state to think about economic inequality, health insecurity, social and racial injustice, and environmental insanity. And we’re supporting candidates in every part of Wisconsin with the courage to offer bold solutions to the huge problems facing our state and country. If you agree these are the right things to do, help make it possible to do more of it.
Freedom is not the right to do whatever you want. It’s an opportunity and an obligation to do what’s right.
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Check Out Mike McCabe’s New Book: “Unscrewing America”
(Commoner Call cartoon by Mark L. Taylor, 2020. Open source and free for non-derivative use with link to www,thecommonercall.org )