The United States is the land of the free, but to truly be free Americans must take hold of all the freedoms that are taken for granted. Some freedoms we have are the freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to marry for love, and the right to a free education. Americans are obligated to use the freedoms to our advantage. The one freedom that we should use more frequently is freedom of speech.
In the United States freedom of speech must be used more often. We have this freedom, but few choose to use it. Many people do not speak up for what they believe in and this causes problems. When people do not speak their minds, nothing changes because no one says what they want. In other countries if a person speaks their mind he or she will be considered a threat to the government and will have to face the consequences. Another freedom that we need to exercise is freedom of religion.
Freedom of religion is a very big obligation to Americans. With the varying religions comes the responsibility to choose one or none depending on what a person feels. In this country you are free to choose your religion, but in many countries you cannot do that. Also in many countries you are made to die for your religion whether you want to or not. Along with our freedoms we have many rights.
One major right Americans have that we must use is the right to vote. We are one of the few countries that have a democracy and we do not want to lose that. Many countries like Cuba and Afghanistan are ruled by pure dictatorship and they do not get to elect who they feel would be the best candidate to run their country. They just have to deal with an overbearing dictator and keep their opinions to themselves. That is why many people are immigrating to our country illegally. To be free we need to elect politicians that we think will make a difference for the better. This decision is not to be taken lightly. We want a better future fo

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