Friday, March 4, 2011

Freedom, only when FREE

I am entering this online essay and photo contest just now.  Not likely I would win, but who wants to pass up the chance to be photographed for a magazine and an all expenses paid trip to New York City?  Not me!

So, fingers crossed and silent prayer, I hit SUBMIT.  Up pops the most ridiculous message I have ever (maybe not EVER, but certainly recently) seen!  "The States of XX, XX, XX, CO and XX do not allow their residents to enter contests with an entry fee."  Hold the phone....ALLOW?!?!?!?  Seriously!!!!  Do I not live in the United States of America?  Am I not granted the rights of life, libery and the pursuit of happiness? 

What if winning this contest would have made me REALLY happy?  Well, too bad for me and my fellow Coloradoans.  Makes me ponder what other crazy laws we have going on.  I guess, at least in Colorado, Freedom is truly only when it's FREE!

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