On “Land of the Free”

Every sporting event in America is started with a recital of the National Anthem, the latest Super Bowl was no different. The National Anthem ends with, “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.” With so many entitlements saturating the country, this phrase is utter bullshit. Of course, when it was written, chattel slavery saturated the country, and it was utter bullshit then, too. America is not “the land of the free”, and neither is it “the home of the brave”, when you consider how much liberty has been violated and how many Americans tolerate it. And that’s today’s two cents.

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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.

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