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July 6, 2016

Campaigns With Christmas: Freedom

Welcome back to my campaign series, friends! This is Christmas speaking. Today is our fourth week of Campaigns With Christmas and today's topic is Freedom. I thought because Monday was 4th of July this would be an appropriate topic.

First we're going to dive into what freedom means. Let me Google the exact definition...

Freedom: the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.

How can this apply to me as a candy date and to me if I become mayor of Blogville?

Yes, being the mayor is obviously a way to gain authority. You can host events, you can keep Blogville safe for people of all ages, and when you share your posts and opinions, those in Blogville who look up to you will obviously stick around to listen what you have to say. However, I find it very important that if I am to become mayor, Blogville remains a place of freedom, and I posses freedom myself.

For a person, freedom can mean reading the books you want to read or going the places you want to go or saying the things you want to say.

For a dog, freedom can mean choosing which bed you want at the pet store or choosing which dog in the neighborhood you like best or barking at the squirrels and telling them how you feel about their annoying scampering and screeching.

For a cat, freedom can mean walking on the counter tops even if your humans don't want you to or choosing one type of kibble or another.

So, we all have people and doggies and kitties we listen to in our day to day life, but we have still freedom over our opinions, right? How can I use the aspect of freedom to be a great Blogville mayor?

Instead of bossing everyone around with my new power (this is considering if I do become mayor) I can still be an authoritative doggy without being a nosy dude who everyone despises.

Instead of pointing out the flaws of others (we all have flaws, even me) I can encourage them and help them with whatever they need help with.

Let me leave it at this, friends, and I feel like this is the most important thing that needs to be pointed out...becoming mayor isn't about becoming everyone's boss. It's about becoming everyone's role-model.


12 comments:

  1. I fully support the freedom to eat BACON any time we want, not just when the pawrents approve!

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  2. Chris we DID NOT know that the original dog for Wizard of Oz was supposed to be a Dachshund...that is amazing. I expect there would have been several takes on every scene..cause we all know Dachshunds do it their way. My human sis (who is now 44) loved and still loves Wizard of Oz. Mom knew no matter what kind of dog we adopted it was gonna be named Toto.
    I had bacon (and an itty bitty kitty piece of ham) over the weekend
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  3. Free to be you and me, Christmas. I appreciate and cherish freedom. Thank you for assuring us in Blogville that you do as well.
    Love Noodles

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  4. Oh Christmas you got this so right.
    I love my new freedom, out of the shelter and in my forever home.
    Freedom is lots of things to different people and furkids.
    xo Astro

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  5. You are right about being a role model. As soon as we are out of office we might go a little crazy hee . . . hee . . .

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  6. Hari OM
    Freedom must certainly not be confused with licentiousness; sadly many who demand their 'rights of freedom' are really only talking about have no rules they have to follow. However, true freedom has discipline and high ideals - a role model for those is certainly desirable! Great post again Christmas! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  7. Love it! and totally agree. Woofs for Mayor of Blogville! You got SUGAR's Woofs Woofs!

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  8. Thoughtful post. Very good Christmas!

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  9. For us the most important right is freedom to bark

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  10. OMD OMD CHRISTMAS this is a FABULOUS Post on FREEDOM... which is something to CHERISH and PAWTECT. BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO.... WELL WORDED. EXCELLENT!!!!

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  11. Christmas that sounds pawsome... to encourage others instead to bark at them is a super way of freedom :o)

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