Our Freedom

 
 

 

When the American colonists broke the bonds with England in 1776, our founders crafted a vision of liberty quite distinct from King George’s version of governance. The founders believed that individuals, not the state, could chart their own destinies via self-rule. They were prepared to sacrifice their lives to build a new nation, and they gradually created a farsighted Constitution.

In the present era of big government, it’s important to remember that America was forged on the principle of individual liberty. Free individuals cannot only seek opportunities, but also create opportunities.

Freedom is an inherent, natural right that can neither be granted, nor withdrawn by others. Yet it must be developed, nurtured and protected in order to flourish. Ronald Reagan said, "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." If we fall asleep at the switch, we could witness an erosion of our liberties.

The Declaration and Constitution are not Republican or Democratic, not conservative or liberal, not religious or atheist. They are uniquely American, and that’s enough for me.

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5 Responses to Our Freedom

  1. john says:

    each time a law is passed…. a bit of freedom is lost….. wonder how much freedom we have lost ? then do people really care how much is lost?good post

  2. Babblelot says:

    Here here I agree Bob. Great post. Glad to hear your foot is getting better.

  3. maillady says:

    I whole-heartedly agree.

  4. Twila says:

    Well said Bob! People need to wake up before it’s too late! Happy Belated Birthday to Becky! Yup, I NEED to go to Captain Jack’s!Loved the pix at Jerry’s house! And so glad you got that foot looked after!Happy Belated 4th! Hope you didn’t get rained out like we did.

  5. -Grumps- says:

    Freedom and liberty, or freedom and liberty within the confines of certain rule?? Mind, when it comes to certain rule, this hand in pocket relationship twixed Gooberment and big business does so favour the rich. They being the makers of said rule ‘n all. Should the term ‘nigger’ refer to slaves as opposed to folk of colour, I do fear that all we peons could be considered so. I would tend to agree with Ronald on this one.

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