Reality Check

Today marks 24 years since the Chinese government conducted a bloody repression of pro-democracy protestors in Tiananmen Square. Officially the Chinese government considered (and still considers) the protest a “counter-revolutionary revolt,” and justified the atrocities that followed as necessary for the maintenance of social order. Today in China even the most oblique internet searches related to the event are censored by the “People’s Republic.”

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Today in America we still have our freedoms, only because one generation after another has paid for them with money, time, sweat, tears, and blood. Sometimes with their lives. Most Americans have not earned their freedoms, they were given them as a gift the day they were born. A gift from those that have gone before. You were given freedom. What are you doing with it?

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2 Responses to “Reality Check”

  1. Occupy wall street…cities full of protestors with a bloated sense of entitlement dirtying the streets and local parks…Tianaman square…a man standing in front of a tank with righteous indignation…side note:where are these protestors in front of IRS buildings around the nation?

    • Say what you like about the Occupy protestors, I think they were mostly misguided and kind of silly, but at least they were exercising their Constitutional freedoms. The IRS is a whole different ballgame.

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