Treasure Island

Hannah Hampton

(February 24th,1990 / Niagara Falls, New York)


They told me that I have all the freedom I could ask for
They told me that I had it because I was born in the United States
They told me that I was lucky
Because I have the freedom to think for myself
Because I have the freedom to criticize the government
Because I have the freedom to dress how I want
And say what I want
And be what I want
And these are all freedoms I take advantage of

And because I have the freedom to learn, I took advantage of that
And I learned that there were others without freedom
And not just in other countries
Just because they’re of another race
Just because they’re of another sexual preference
Just because they’re of another religion
Those are the reasons they don’t get freedom
Those are the people who don’t get freedom
Those people are the mistakes
Because freedom should be for everybody

Submitted: Friday, December 23, 2005

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  • Seth Ketchem (12/5/2013 4:36:00 PM)

    I agree that there are places that do not have freedom and that everyone deserves freedom but there are actually many countries with just as many freedoms as America. You could even argue that some countries have more freedoms than America. I'm not saying America is bad or anything, but some countries are just as good. (Report) Reply

  • Isaac Helms (5/10/2006 6:49:00 AM)

    freedom isn't free though, but should be for everyone. good way to speak the truth
    Isaac (Report) Reply

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