By Alan J Chwick & Joanne D Eisen : Opinion
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Freedom can be easily lost in many ways. You lose some freedom when you borrow something that you can’t return. You lose some freedom when someone else pays for your lunch or your medical bills and you become dependent upon their charity.
You can refuse to defend freedom, like the Brits did. You can give freedom away – perhaps to the European Union, like the French did.
Or you can just fritter your freedom away while squabbling with your neighbors, like the ancient Greeks did. Pericles concluded that every man in Athens “was able to show himself the rightful lord and owner of his own person.” But the Greeks did not know how to keep their freedom.
Christian Meier postulated that the culture of freedom led to Greek success in war, science, the arts and business — that the Greeks had “worked out special ways of living together as equals” and that this culture led to their greatness.