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To the Editor:

Freedom for many is an empty word. It is meaningless, since they lack understanding of its definition. However, it is not for others. They understand its definition: the quality or state of being free as the absence of necessity, coercion or constraint in a choice for action. Unfortunately this gem is maliciously under attack. Evil forces obsess with world domination implementing socialism and others synonymous, are masterfully elaborating its final destructive consummation in a well calculated manner.

Freedom covers a vast territory, from freedom of expression, to refusal to be subjugated. Free people cannot keep silence and stay inactive otherwise; a signal of tolerance and acceptance is broadcasted. Let’s not confuse freedom and its synonymous liberty, with “licentiousness” which is the lack of proper legal and morals constraints.

We are losing the right of freedom. Freedom is not a reward gave to us by any person or group of people. Freedom is a God-given right for all of us to enjoy. Freedom is an undisputed right. No person has the authority neither to suppress nor to trample with it. It is not a negotiated commodity. Our responsibility to defend freedom would only cease at death. Any attempt by a government to manipulate, modify trample or suppress freedom is an indication of a dictatorial regime. As Alexander Hamilton said, “Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number has begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants” (Federalist No.1, 1787)

Freedom, synonymous of Liberty is a priceless jewel; once lost would require an unparallel martyrdom of patriots to seek its return.

Manny Martinez