Tuesday, July 15, 2008


It occurred to me today after reading yet another post about why someone should not be doing something and why it is our business, that we all make choices in this life. And one of the great privileges of living in America is we are FREE to CHOOSE. That FREEDOM of CHOICE was given to us by our Creator who gave us a free will and by our country who recognized that right given to us by our Creator.

We can choose to attend hundreds of concerts. We can choose to spend thousands of dollars on said trips to those concerts. We can choose to take pictures of those concerts, write about those concerts, criticize those concerts, and even offer advice regarding the quality of the concerts we paid to see.

As consumers, we can choose to boycott any product, activity, entertainer or event that displeases us or does not measure up to our standard of quality. If I am displeased with a product or service I stop purchasing it or frequenting that place of business. That is my right as an American, a consumer, and a fan.

I would be the first one to tell you that I do not want my freedom taken away or abused. I would also be the first to tell you that not one person can force me to do anything I do not want to do. And I am old enough and wise enough to know that my choices (good or bad) have consequences. I have to live with those consequences, just as everyone else who chooses does.

Practicing my freedom to choose and to speak,
Texas Fan


Anonymous said...

BRAVO!!! Well said. I wish this topic of discussion would go away and allow us to once again appreciate all that Barry has given us, and hopefully continue to give us for years to come.


texas_fan said...

So do I Bonnie. It's getting rather old and more than old, it's getting annoying. For most, it's all about "me" and how it affects "me". I for one am grateful for what he gives us. I have NEVER been to a show that wasn't entertaining and uplifting. And his albums are always masterful and moving.

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