Rights and freedoms important

Taking a stand for democracy when it comes to freedom of choice.

I am growing very weary by what I see happening, in general, in our society today.

Don’t get me wrong,  there is a myriad of goods and services options for all of us to research and choose from.

What’s disturbing though, is the fact that some individuals or groups feel they are much smarter than I am, or maybe I can’t research for myself.

They seem to believe that they have the right or power to limit the number of options that I could research for myself and or choose the one I feel is best for me.

I don’t believe that just because someone doesn’t like meat or vegetables or some brand of vehicle or some brand of clothing or some published books, that they should be able to have those options removed as a viable choice to the rest of the public.

I do believe though, that they do have the right to present their beliefs and research to the public.

I also believe that it is then up to the public to decide if they want to pursue the topic further or not.

Furthermore, I feel quite confident in assuming that these individuals or groups generally detest dictatorships and would do anything in their power to have them dissolved.

I also believe very strongly in democracy. Yes, in true democracy, when decisions are made that we do not agree with, the process is not to keep re-visiting that decision until it meets our approval.

Rather, our duty is to accept the decision of the majority.

I could ramble on and on, but I hope that by now I have made my point.

I think now is the time for each of us to search our soul and decide — am I a part of a society that believes in multiple choices and personal decisions, or a part of a group that believes they know what is best for everyone? I feel very strongly that it is my right to make a choice for myself, not someone else making a choice for me.

Chuck Frerichs