Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Schulze paper captures second in Elks Lodge Essay Contest
By KRYSTAL SCHULZE
(The following essay, written by South Middle School eighth grader Krystal Schulze, finished in second place in the annual Joplin Elks Lodge Essay Contest.)
Have you ever wondered what freedom meant to you? Well, I have! Freedom is when somebody is able to act or live the way they choose, a countries right to rule itself, and the right to speak or act without getting into trouble.
Freedom is having the right to act or live the way anybody chooses. That means that if you have freedom, you can live in a house, a farm, or maybe a trailer if you wanted to. Also, you would be able to act the way you wanted to. For example, you could be boring, happy, or even sad all the time. You could act or live as if you were a crazy person. That is one way of what Freedom means to me.
Second, freedom means to me that a country with freedom, has the right to rule itself. If a country has freedom and a right to rule itself, then the head court of the country would be in charge of everything. The country would have all power over itself. Then the people in the country would have their own rights then have to take orders from everyone else. That is another way I think of freedom.
Third, freedom is that people have the right to speak what they believe without getting into to trouble. Like Christians can speak what they believe about God. Also, you might speak what you believe about laws, religious beliefs, or even about the way they think about people. If people say what they believe, it might change the way other people think of them. That is what freedom means to me.