land of free isnt free?

United States
June 8, 2007 10:53am CST
land of free isnt really that free anymore in my option, they say you get the freedom of speech, well now you have to watch whatever you say or people can use it against you or even sue you. freedom of religon, well not so free anymore, you cant say the word "god" in alot of place. water is not free no more soon there will be charge for air. what else is there, oh yea, why do we need to renew the license plate each year? i mean i understand getting it register but it seem like a scam to me. whatever happend to the freedom of people coming to this country, isnt this what american did back thousand years ago when they just move here without any passport paper works and all those different doucment? i understand that we need some kind of id to tell who you are, but come on isnt what america all about? different people from different part of the world come together? what about oil? we fight and kill each other over it and than charge another group tons when they want to buy it? do you know that now it is ilgeal to pick up soda cans in some states? you may end up with a fine. also in some state you need a license to pick up stuff off the curds? so much for one man's junk other's treasure. And if you going to have a garge sale, dont have it more than three times a year or you get a fine. this all i seem so far that arent so free in this country what about you, what else can you add to it, what do you think?
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11 responses
• United States
11 Jun 07
it is so sad, those people are so mean to you Addidas. I just don't know what to say. They asked you to pack and leave US? OMG!!!! mean users on mylot!!!!!
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• United States
11 Jun 07
again i wasnt complainting all i did was stating what i know and what i see every day, people need to clam down, if you dont like the discussion you dont have to response to it, this suppose to be information i gather. and thanks annasmith ia m not going no where.
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@pallidyne (858)
• United States
8 Jun 07
Freedom of speech has never been unlimited. For instance yelling "Fire" in an auditorium has consequences. There SHOULD be consequences of what you say. You should not be able to get on TV and LIE without being sued. You should not be able to destroy someone verbally with false testimony and NOT be prosecuted. Freedom contains responsibility. I exercise that freedom I have to take responsibility for it. With license plates, that's how revenue is generated to pay for roads in some states. Without it other taxes go up! We do need to shore up some of our freedoms, particularly those relating to religeon. Especially to those who choose a faith and those who choose to have no faith. Equal protection for both not just one or the other like many crowds want.
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• Canada
9 Jun 07
You said it all. I was thinking how I was going to word what I was thinking, and you said it in better words that I could have thought up.
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• United States
10 Jun 07
well that is true, but you cant lie, i am saying alot of people got to worry what they say now, like they cant talk about religon or talking about, should people be upset or want to sue someone just because they want to talk about god? or why is alot of school not saying the pledge anymore because someone dont want to hear the word " god" that is what i am getting at. the licnse plates should be paid for i understand and i do pay that each year, but why cant make it that you only have to pay it once like the older car, that you never have to renew them.
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@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
12 Jun 07
Well, I did not heard yet, that america is the land of free... I only heard that america is the land of possibilities and extremes in ALL direction. The people who moved there searched the better future and possibilities, they had not found in Europe, and Asia. There are rules everywhere in the world. I think you should be happy that you may live in such a rich country like USA. But note, USA could be rich from the countries that it used out for its behalf.
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• United States
13 Jun 07
actually from i heard, usa is in debet, but people in the country are rich, so that is the diffence.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
8 Jun 07
I am talking about it for a very long time. Most people disagree with me, but I see it all over the place. Do you know that there is no regulation about taxes in our constitution? Yet, if you don't pay it, you can go to prison...
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• United States
10 Jun 07
if they is no regulation about taxes and they just keep taking it out isnt that stealing? i mean i understand tax are to pay, but i bet you know that they double and triple tax us? like the money you make that is tax and than the same money you have in the saving account get to be tax too and finally when you buy stuff with that money, you are being tax too.
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@TriciaW (2442)
• United States
8 Jun 07
Oh we are feeling it very much where I live. Our town happens to be on a reservation. Everyone here owns the land no one is leasing it from the tribe and the tribe does not contribute to our community in anyway however we are being taxed by the tribe because we live here. So not only do we pay state taxes we are starting to see tribal taxes imposed on us. We are not allowed to elect anyone on the tribal council or to attend these meetings so we get taxation without representation. They however are allowed to be elected to any federal, state or county seats. They receive aid from the state and federal government. The sad thing is those that are native american in our community are just as upset because they are being punished for owning their own land and living away from the town of their membership. So even though they are members of the tribe they are frustrated with this imposed taxes. When you talk to our federal and state representatives they all say oh there is nothing we can do. It is sad because I have only lived here a year and found out that here I am governed by two nations and neither one look after my rights that I am supposed to have.
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• United States
10 Jun 07
tricai w i understand where you coming from and i am sorry to hear what you going though, i dont mind playing tax, but still that you cant elected , and being punished for owning your own land that is just wrong.
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@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
9 Jun 07
That's strange about picking up soda cans and not having 3 garage sales. I mean the income from these sales will be reported anyway and then taxed, so why is it not allowed to have more than 3 in a year? I don't know if you were born there, but I am an immigrant here and some regulations they have here I don't get it either. I usually just complain and state my opinion whenever there is a way to do so, but sometimes I don't bother. I'm not planning to stay here all my life anyway.
• United States
10 Jun 07
yea but the things i am just staying what i see though out time, and people quickly judge. and some of the stuff they do still puzzle me
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
10 Jun 07
Mel, I can have only one garage sale per year...so maybe I can come over to Canada...lol
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@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
11 Jun 07
hahah it's the same everywhere. there are always regulations we don't understand, not only immigrants here. but that's how the government does it.
@us2owls (1681)
• United States
9 Jun 07
I came to America legally - I went through all the interviews - the paperwork and everything and finally I got my visa. I spoke english because I was English and had married an American serviceman, I waited my 5 years being a good citizen and then I applied for citizenship. I once again went throough all the paperwork and the tests and became a citizen. It was a proud moment when I was pronounced a citizen of the United States of America. Yes it is the land of the free - but too many now are trying to make it the land of the free everything - they want paid for sitting on their lazy good for nothing butts. They want free food, health care the lot. Yes we have freedom of speech - we have the right to vote - and we have the right to worship. All I have to say is - if you don't want to learn our language, if you don't want to work for a living - then get the hell out of America and go back where you came from. We didn't invite you - you came of your own accord - either legally or illegally. When I became a citizen I pledged allegiance to the flag - so if you don't want to do that - leave now. We sure wont miss you.
• United States
9 Jun 07
I too came here legally. I had worked for the US military for 12 years before coming to this great nation but that did not get me any freebies. I went through all same procedures you did and it was worth it!!
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• United States
10 Jun 07
so do i, i came here legally not jump over so wall. and the first language i learn is english, just i can talk to people, i work for everything i own, something i work 70 hours a week just so i can get things pay and get stuff i want, i never say anything about, me not saying the pledged of allegiance at all i dont know where that come from, all i say was that alot of place cant say the word " god" and it was on the news quite often. all i did was make a comment on what i see and heard on news. and if you could, i never learn english i wouldnt be typing this discussion up dont you think so? but can you answer me this, if you see a dollar bill on the gound and you pick it up and someone fine you for pick up that, what would you do?
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• United States
11 Jun 07
adidas I am sorry but I don't quite get the point you are making in your comment. Dont we all have to work for the money to buy what we want. Who do you want to go back because they did not like the Indians, Christopher Columbus and his boys or the British. Things were a lot differenct 200 years ago how can you compare them with the world today? As I said I am not sure what you are really asking.
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@Riptide (2762)
• United States
9 Jun 07
You have a lot of freedoms you didn't mention. You have the freedom to stop whining. You have the freedom to leave this country anytime you wish. You have the freedom to go out and get any job you want and work your way up.
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• United States
10 Jun 07
i do have a job, what make you think i dont? just because i make a comment on what i see and hear on the news and you ASSUME that i dont have a job, that i am whining? come on you can do better than that. why are you judge the book by the cover when you dont even know a thing about me? and please answer me this, if you were to pick up something let say a wallet and their money in it, and a cop come back and fine you a 1000 for pick it up what would you do? that is what i put pn the discussion i say in some state you cant even pick up a soda can without being fine.
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• United States
11 Jun 07
again the only thing that bother me is people got upset over what i know, and what i learn and what i put on here.
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@FSCAries (881)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Nothing in life is free.. and we will certainly never be. The freedom of speech thing is easy, the second part of that amendment that most people don't know about is that you are free to speak what you want TO A WILLING AUDIENCE, which is what makes it permissible for someone to sue you over something you say. If it is in public and offends them, they can claim not to have been a willing audience and thus you actually violated their rights. As far as the laws go, most of that is just about money. They have to find something to fine you for...
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• United States
10 Jun 07
i never say thing in life is free. why is the pledge not say in alot of school? it is sad, if you dont like what someone say you dont have to be there to listen, am i right? and money is the scary part, soon we cant breath air because it is illegal, may be a silly thought but it could happned lol
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• United States
9 Jun 07
Simple response I don't think much of what you seem to think. If you don't like it here you don't have to stay.
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@anabella (80)
• United States
28 Jun 07
I agree with you addidas. It is not free.