The Bondage of Security (3 of 10) by Wayne Coleman

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The Bondage of Security (3 of 10)
Wayne Coleman

Security n. 1. The quality or condition of being secure; specify.: a Freedom from exposure to danger; protection; safety or a place of safety. b Feeling of or assurance of safety or certainty; freedom from anxiety or doubt. 2. That which secures; a means of protection, defense, etc. 3. Law a Something given, deposited, or pledged, to make secure the fulfillment of an obligation, the payment of a debt, etc.; surety. b One who becomes surety for another, or engages himself for the performance of another's obligation. 4. Chiefly pl. An evidence of debt or of property, as a deed, stock certificate, or other instrument, etc.

To be secure is to be in a positive position. Security is another in the long list of our most favorite positive words.

WHAT MAKES YOU SECURE?
If you were to approach my residence from any direction, you would not be able to come through a door or look through a window without seeing a sign that says ESCOM. ESCOM is the name of the security company that provides service to my residence. We also have very decorative burglar bars on the lower part of our windows.

All of these precautions make my wife feel more secure while I am away from home. In addition to this, we have a sheriff's deputy that is always less than 5 minutes away. He is another means of security. The fire department and EMS are close and one of its chiefs lives just across the street. This is even more security. We have locks on the doors and smoke detectors in the ceiling for even more security. Should they invent something else that provides more security for my wife while I am gone, I would have an interest in it.

The United States Air force, Navy, Army, Marines and other specialized services are purposed to provide security for the citizens of this country and often times that of others. We spend billions of dollars each year from our national budget to provide defense for our security from outside forces that might ...


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