Freedom isn't free...no sirree! Our freedoms...the ones we received because valiant men warred against a monarch who saw this Brave New World as nothing more than another means of accruing more wealth and prestige, was entrusted to us so "We, The American People" could bequeath it to the next generation with the certain knowledge that those who received this blessing would do likewise.
Yet, today the very freedoms that our country was founded upon are being challenged by those who insist that our Founding Fathers didn't believe in the benevolent God who brought them here, or that the words they penned were intended to be changed every so often.
To persuade others, some site obscure writings by Jefferson. This seems like a ruse to me, for as the writer of foundational documents, had Jefferson wanted to he could have added to what he penned that these documents where to change with the times as necessary.
Since neither Jefferson or any of those who signed the documents, or those who formed our government and spoke, or wrote about the tenants we were founded upon never talked about or shared this idea, as we approach this July 4th, let us remember that America, The United State of America that we inherited was to always be a 'Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave' not a land of the 'It Doesn't Fit My Idea of What America Should Be'! I say this because once we begin to change America so it conforms to the ideas we're hearing today, we set up an America that's a rudderless ship setting sail upon a perilous trip.
So in the words if JFK, I hope you will, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country," as we celebrate our independence and pray that these words will be inscribed upon the heart of each person who calls themselves an American.