The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin on July 4, 1965 · Page 43
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The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 43

Racine, Wisconsin
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Sunday, July 4, 1965
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Means to Me as well as in space exploration. Complete freedom with no responsibility is hardly our objective. Our American democracy is really "freedom with a high degree of individual responsibility." Freedom needs to be qualified because complete freedom is only another phrase for anarchy. The kind of freedom we have in this country is not that absolute freedom. A friend of John Adams once remarked that: "Man is bom with a desire for freedom." "Yes," replied Adams, "but so is a wolf." The founders of the United States knew what they meant when they used the word "freedom." They felt that true freedom was obedience to moral laws. Lawful freedom, they said, was the right of decent men, governed by conscience, to make their own principal choices in life. This certainly was a long step in giving individuals control over their futures—a centuries-old dream. Our •xpcriiiMnt in democracy and self-government is only 189 years old—a mere blink in the eyes of history. But the eyes of history have seen America begin with the idea of eriving to every man an equal chance and relying on the thesis that the majority, properly informed, would be capable of making proper decisions to shape its destinies. That the thesis is correct is obvious. Yet there must always be guidelines for us to follow. Such things as ideals, religious beliefs, pride, patriotism, standards, all are intangible principles that have gone a long way toward making this country what it is. These areas require no new understanding but only a rededication on our part to their principles—^for they are no more old-fashioned today than they were in 1776. If we chart the rise and fall of other civilizations, we find that ideals, far from being impractical, are the very heart of survival of our free American way of life. Every great society which came into being and long endured did so on the basis of convictions and beliefs so strong that they lifted individuals out of themselves and caused them to live, and sometimes to die, for aims and purposes nobler and better than themselves. The fabric of this natioii's grewtli—of its success, its glory—was woven in belief: belief in God, in the individual, in liberty, and the concept of personal rights and, equally important, personal responsibility. In the weightlessness of space flight, an object turned loose in the cabin will drift until it hits something, bounce off and assume another course, react to air currents, and rebound again. It reacts to any influence because it lacks the purpose and stabilizing influence of the force of gravity. We do not want weightless citizenship. In the words of Carl Schurz: "Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you will reach your destiny." God bless America. Give us strength always to stand fast for those things which mean most in reverent, resolute, responsible patriotism, proudly and willingly working that the nation shall be better that we have lived here. Not one of us is above the other; we are beside one another, standing fast in the faith that made men free. # The patient returned to the doctor to complain heatedly about the diet he had been given. "Why, I feel worse than ever, Doctor," he-moaned. "Now I don't even enjoy the cigars, desserts, and snacks you said I mustn't touch." fames Shurluck The racket became unbearable, and the mother called out to her children playing in the yard: "Jane, stop that screaming and yelling. Why can't you be nice and quiet like Johnny?" "But, Mommy," the little girl replied, "thafs part of the game. He's Daddy coming home late, and I'm you." — J. 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