Thursday, July 1, 2021

Free in Deed

In the 18th century, brave individuals fought and died to make America free. In the 19th century, brave Americans fought and died to free the slaves. And in the 20th century, free people around the world fought and died to thwart the twin tyrannies of fascism and communism. In the 21st century, there’s plenty of fighting and dying but precious little liberty.

True freedom isn’t being able to do ‘whatever we want’, which merely makes us slaves to our worst impulses. Instead it’s a choice. A choice to stand up and do what we believe is right when it might cost us. A choice to stand firm against the arguments to do what we believe is wrong when it’s a lot easier to just go along. And a choice to shut out the babble of voices trying to tell us what to think, how to feel, and what will supposedly make us happy – then think for ourselves, listen to our hearts, and find the freedom One Man suffered and died to give us.

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