Day 169: June 18 – What Is A Free Man?

~ Norfolk Heritage Park


A Free Man is he, that in those things, which by his strength and wit he is able to do, is not hindered to do what he has to do.

~ Thomas Hobbes



It’s not the liberties we have but the liberties we take that cause all the trouble.


What Happened

1155: Coronation of Holy Roman Emperor Fredrick Barbarossa in Rome.

1429: Joan of Arc leads the French army to victory over the English in the Battle of Patay.

1812: America declares war on Great Britain to start the War of 1812.

1815: Napoleon loses the Battle of Waterloo.


Writer’s Addendum 

Everybody wants to be a Free Man. A man that is free from want, free to act, free to do what he pleases. But few of us have given thought of what to do with freedom. It doesn’t mean that we should always do what we can instead of what we should.

Well, we should all give some thoughts on our obligations and duties. Freedom isn’t worth that much if we misuse it.

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