133 Words or Less: Standing in Sewage

When I write about the evolving surveillance-state, the overreaching federal government or the quickly diminishing individual liberties here in the United States, somebody inevitably dismisses my concerns with the, “It’s so much worse in other places; millions of people would die to live here,” argument. filth

I will grant you that America remains freer than many countries on earth. Never-the-less, the fact that other places have it worse does not negate the problems or lack of liberty here.

When people come at me with this argument, I hear this. “I realize that you might be standing up to your hips in sewage, but other people are standing up to their necks in sewage, so be glad!”

OK.

But I’m still standing in sewage.

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