by C. LaRene Hall
I want everyone to know how much I love the country that I was born into, and how grateful I am that I’ve lived my entire life in the United States of America. I, like many others, take the freedom of choices for granted. For years, I’ve sat comfortably back and thought life would always be the same, I had nothing to worry about and nothing to fear. Things are changing. Now is the time for me to stand up for what I believe.
I want to continue to decide what is best for me. I don’t want this to turn into a political debate so I’ll use my writing to explain my point. Someone else shouldn’t decide if I can write a book, and which course I should pursue in the process. If I want to write a mystery, that should be my choice. It shouldn’t matter if that is the only type of book out there. It might mean that no one wants to publish what I wrote, but I still have a choice. As a writer, I can choose which direction to go. When our founding fathers wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776, they gave me that right.
Recently, the direction my life is being forced to take has been on my mind a lot. Every year the government takes a few more choices away from me, and force me down a path that I don’t want to go, but I still think this is the best country in the entire world,
I know it’s not the 4th of July, or Thanksgiving, but earlier this week someone sent me this reminder. I don’t hear this song very often, but I still remember the chorus. I especially want you to listen to the verses.