Freedom Today, what exactly is freedom today and how does it affect us? The concept of freedom has been fought for by many groups of people including Americans and is an ideal that is very dear to many people's hearts. The basic word "freedom" is appealing to most cultures emotionally and is used very often in political speech. It can be interpreted various ways because there are so many freedoms that are available to discuss and consult. If people were not allowed basic freedoms, such as freedom of speech, the world would be a drastically different place to live in. The problems with today are these freedoms are taken for granted and not thought of as "obligations". In my eyes and many others will agree that America is the center of "Freedom". Freedom should also be taken into consideration to be a great weapon. If fallen into the wrong hands it can lead to endless wars and disputes. If all freedoms were granted worldwide, civilization would eventually turn into chaos. Freedom is based upon culture and daily expectations. People cannot live without any type of freedom at all. The reason freedom is sought after so often is that not being free can be a painful and unpleasant experience. Look back at the days of slavery in the United States. Although this is something that everyone would like to forget about, freedom was fought for among our own culture. This is definitely a defining point of freedom. The exact definition of freedom is "The state of being able to act without hindrance or restraint, liberty of action".
Certain parts of the world are not allowed the luxury of freedom. In Cuba, Iraq and many other third world countries it is against the law to vote against the present leader. As long as I've known, in America, it is perfectly fine to against the leaders and to even make fun of them on national television. I, being a foreigner, still "till today find it awkward seeing the nations leader being ridiculed on national television.