Without Responsibility, there is no Freedom

quote-responsibility-is-the-price-of-freedom-elbert-hubbard-88519The past few weeks have seen unprecedented changes in the United States of America. One of the most interesting aspects of these changes is that living in the “Land of the Free” now seems to carry with the the expectation that true freedom and equality under law means equal government benefits, also known as “entitlements.”  I believe that it was Margaret Thatcher who said that the problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money. The idea that freedom means equal entitlement is something that creates a lot of concern in my heart and mind.

However, I think I shall tackle the quagmire of recent court rulings for next week. Hopefully, that will let a lot of the emotional furor surrounding the subject die down so that people have a better chance of hearing what I’m actually trying to say.

Today, I’d like to publish some quotes  as a tribute to a nation founded under God’s care and preserved by the blood and sacrifice of countless good men and women. I am taking the attributions from the sources I have found without checking them. Hopefully, they are accurate.


Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry is own weight, this is a frightening prospect. — Eleanor Roosevelt


You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. —Jim Rohn


The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up. — John C. Maxwell