Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Liberty--Is it worth defending?

Liberty—Is it worth defending?

Independence Day—2010! Freedom! Liberty! A great reason to celebrate. Fireworks! Sunday worship! What a great land we live in—this land we call America!

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by the Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

Just as there is no business ethics, no personal ethics, no cultural ethics, no political ethics, there is only ethics. If we believe we can act ethically in our business, but fail to follow those tenets in our home, we lie. There is only ethics, there is only integrity, there is only honesty.

So is the liberty provided by our Founding Fathers. There is only liberty. If we believe we can diminish our personal liberties, we loose our liberty. If we believe we can give some of our constitutional liberties, we loose our liberty. If we believe the government can infringe upon our religious liberties, we loose our liberty.

Because our Founding Fathers recognized the importance of the Creator and those unalienable rights, which are a gift not to be surrendered or taken, our religious liberty is especially vital. Some recognize if our religious liberty is diminished or removed, all liberty is mortally threatened. Absent the power of a sovereign Supreme Being, the peace and tranquility associated with our liberty is soon to become a distant memory of a generation past.

Today’s battle to protect our religious liberty is both the battle and the war. It is a test to measure the mettle of this land we call America, the people of North Dakota.

On this Fourth of July weekend, will we celebrate by just shooting off fireworks, enjoying a picnic, singing patriotic songs, and even thanking the Creator at a worship service—or will we take action?

Will we take the Religious Liberty Restoration Amendment with us to the parade, to the lake, to the picnic, to the fireworks celebration, to the school reunion, to the community church service, or to any gathering planned to honor our country and the liberty we enjoy. Is that outside of our comfort range? Will we be viewed as radical, religious nuts? Will we be bold for our faith? Will we be radical enough to stand up for our religious liberty?
Will we be bold enough to stand up for our children and grandchildren?

This weekend provides a great opportunity. It provides the opportunity to celebrate all our Creator has Blessed us with, especially our liberty and freedom. It also provides the opportunity to stand tall as we take action to preserve that unalienable right to liberty freely given as a gift.

Please proudly circulate the Religious Liberty Restoration Amendment petition, and carry a couple extra petitions that you might place them with other patriots.

And as we ask others to sign, compare our effort to that of those who over the years paid the ultimate sacrifice to defend our liberty.

May God Bless you and keep you safe, in this great land we call America.

For more information on the Religious Liberty Restoration Amendment, view an informative video, and/or download a petition, go to .


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