The “liberties” or rights as we know them today, established by our forefathers in the fight for freedom and independence from Great Britain, laid the foundation for the America we know, the “Land of the Free”. My question is, after all we have fought for as Americans and the many lives that were sacrificed to protect these liberties and freedoms that we so selfishly believed we deserved, have we become too lackadaisical and too self-absorbed to continue to monitor and protect these rights? The German settlers coming to America in 1775, at first viewed “the famous English Liberty as a byword for selfish individualism” (Foner 190). Liberty, defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is the “state and condition of people who can act and speak freely”. However, if at first the Germans were suspicious, after coming to America and experienc...
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