This essay is about the price our country pays for the priviledge of freedom.

Essay by angelbabyJunior High, 8th gradeA+, April 2002

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Is Freedom Really Free?

" Good morning. Can I help you? " This is the cheerful sound that comes from the employee at the drive through window. The reply is simple, " One coffee please". Once again the voice sounds out from the scratchy speaker in front of the menu " Thank you. Please pull to the first window." I'm comparatively sure that we've all pulled through a drive-up window sometime in our life. So we all can vouch that this sounds like any ordinary drive through window in the morning. You may be thinking, what does this have to do with freedom? Actually, it has a lot to do with freedom. You see, after the lady left the drive through, the hot coffee she was holding sloshed out of the cup leaving her with horrible burns on her legs. However, instead of feeling dim-witted about her carelessness she sues the restaurant.

The restaurant ended up having to pay the lady a substantial amount of money. When I heard about this story my first reaction was, is this legal? Yes, it's legal, but is it morally right? Through a lot of events that have happened in the past several years I've concluded that freedom isn't really free.

A lot of times freedom is abused in America, sometimes causing people to get blamed for things that were in no way their fault. Like in the example above the restaurant had to pay that lady for her carelessness. This isn't right or fair. However, America is a free country you can sue whoever you want. Don't get me wrong I love America and all my freedoms I just think it's sad that some of our nations people don't appreciate them.

Another reason that I think freedom isn't free, is that freedom...