I just got back from church, then had a short chat with my Nigerian friend, who believe it or not, is not a prince who's fortune was taken by rebels and is being held in a bank that only I can rescue for him. All of this caused me to reflect upon our upcoming holiday and just what makes our independence so great. You never realize how much we take our freedom for granted until you see it from another perspective, one where freedom is not an unalienable right.
So is it freedom of speech that holds the secret to our liberty?
While it is a key factor, it's not the defining one.
Is it the right to bear arms?
Again important, but not what our independence is grounded in.
How about freedom of the press, or freedom of religion?
Those are all wonderful aspects, but not where the foundation lies!
All of those unalienable rights are granted by our Creator, that my friends is where it all begins. "To which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them," is how we declared our freedom. Isn't it interesting that those who seek to undermine the foundation of principles this great nation was based upon, first seek to remove God from the equation? If your going to topple something great, your only hope is to erode it's base.
First they seek to distance God from our thoughts, then they disrupt the traditional marriage and the family unit, on to the school system so their indoctrination is distributed, then we one day wake up and ask ourselves; where did my freedom go? It was lost when we stopped paying attention and allowed God to be separated from how our great nation began. He left the Pledge of Allegiance, He was evicted from the schools, He wasn't welcome in our town hall meetings, He has no place in the town square, yet when there is a problem 92% turn to Him for guidance. Anybody else having a problem with this? I just pray He never does.....
Remember tomorrow, freedom is granted by the Creator.He has as much a place in this celebration as anyone, so lift your eyes up and thank God we are free.
"While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer. "
God Bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home.