Historical perspective on freedom in America
The following editorial comment from the Nov 29, 1951, edition of The Tonganoxie Mirror is as pertinent today as it was 50 years ago.
Freedom is a man at a lathe or at a desk, doing the job he likes to do, and speaking his mind.
It is a man puttering in his garden in the evening, and swapping talk with his neighbor over the fence.
It is the unafraid faces of men and women and children at the beach or looking out car windows on a four-lane highway.
Freedom is the air you breathe and the sweat you sweat.
It is you, and 150 million people like you, with your chins up, daring anybody to take it away from you.