Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Birthday USA!

Happy Birthday USA!

We live in the best country in the world, land of the free.  We can choose where we want to worship God.  We don't have to live in fear of someone putting us in jail because of our beliefs.  The early Christians were under Roman leadership who fed Believers to lions  for deciding to put their trust in Jesus.  But they kept their faith and sang worship songs as they were being led into the arena.  The early founding fathers of our country wanted to keep  freedom of religion alive through the laws they formed.

 They wrote,  "One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

We have the freedom to choose our leaders in a democratic process.  We are not thrown in jail for voting for the wrong candidate.  We have the freedom of expressing our views publicly.  Our laws are protected by the interpretation of the Supreme Court.  If there is a dispute the nine judges make decisions about what is just and right.  The judicial process was set up as a balance of power.  The three branches of government, Judicial, Executive, and Legislative,  were created so not one branch overcame the other and became too powerful.

People immigrate to our country because of our freedoms.  God has shed His grace on us.  We are a land of liberty for all.  Let us not take for granted our ability to make choices.  The ability to choose to live wherever we want.  The ability to decide how we want to work, raise our families and go to school.  Education is free.  Think of history when only the rich had the right to go to school.

Freedom is so apart of our daily lives we take it for granted.  Let us not forget this 4th of July the men and women who sacrifice every day so our lives can be free.  Thank you to the men and women in 1776 who had the courage to say we want to form a plan to secure the United States as a place for justice.  

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