Friday, July 03, 2009

Standing up for one’s independence – What are you willing to do?

2009 – The 4th of July. Time for getting together with friends, stoking up the grill, watching fireworks enjoying a moment in the middle of summer to thank God for the blessings of liberty

So what are you going to do to preserve this way of life that has given us so much and demanded of us so little?

Are you going to ignore the problems of the day and simply put your head in the sand?

To quote the line from the musical 1776, “Does anyone care? Is anyone there?”

Our freedoms and our liberties are based upon a concept that was enshrined in the Declaration of Independence.

Yet many of our leaders and representatives have totally ignored this basic principle. Many in every day life do not want to discuss this concept calling the subject – divisive.
Ask your priest or minister to preach on the subject and the response is that everyone has an opinion and why should he ruffle feathers.

But you and I are not going to ignore the clarion call to defend freedom.

You and I are willing to stand up for the basic and fundamental of all rights – the right to LIFE.

You and I understand that our children will look back during this bleak period of contradiction and ask what we did to stop the killing.

And as we look back at our founding fathers and all those who stood and defended with their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor, the dream of liberty and the concept of real freedom, so too future generations will thank you for being there, for sacrificing your time, your talent, and your treasure, to defend the right to life, to act to make a difference, They will speak with awe and appreciation how you were not afraid to challenge the current culture, that you refused to let those who hate life destroy it for the next generation. You will be heroes to those who come after you because you cared.

I watched a movie the other day with my boys called “The Guardian.” It is a story about the training of US Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers. Only the best of the best can even apply. The Captain addresses them and tells them that half will not make it through the training. Those who do succeed will then get the duty of placing themselves in life threatening situations in the hostile open sea for “the chance to save a life.”

Today as we recommit ourselves to the cause of life, be thankful that you have this opportunity to “save a life.” Never doubt what God can do through the willingness of one person to serve His cause. In charity let us help one another to be strong in the spirit of our American independence.



At 4:38 PM, Blogger Mona said...

I agree wholeheartedly, John.


At 12:29 AM, Blogger tigerburnt1 said...

I admire your passion and dedication to your cause as well as your commitment to upholding the values and policies of our forefathers. As a veteran I am glad to stand united as a patriot with you on this Independence Day and believe I am better for befriending you and your family. Despite our apparent political differences, I feel I could learn a great deal from you. Enjoy your 4th!

Adam Burn


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