Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Freedom or Bust


Today we live in a world that is saturated with sin and corruption. The United States has “waged a war on women”, deemed same sex marriage as acceptable, considers abortion to be a right that is provided for by others, and has even gone so far as threatening the number one constitutional right of every American, the Right to Religious Freedom. It is no longer our responsibility to be accountable for our actions because we, as a Nation, have put that responsibility on the Government. And while we think this is bringing us “Freedom”, the opposite is actually happening.

For centuries people have been fighting for freedom from slavery. Take a look back at the Old Testament and the story Moses. He and his people were running from slavery and yet here we are in 2012 running right towards it. The definition of freedom is liberation from slavery or restraint from the power of another. When we give the Government and Administration the power to make decisions about our bodies, moral beliefs and values, the essence of what make us who we are, we have given the power to another and therefore we have given away our Freedom.

We as a nation and as a Christian people need to stand up and fight for the freedoms that are due to us and our children especially that of Religious Freedom. The Catholic Bishops of Maryland state, "Religious freedom is not merely a civil right afforded us by our government, but, more fundamentally, it is a natural right due each person because of his or her human dignity." Our Nation has a great crisis on her hands for she is at risk of losing the one thing that makes her great, and that is her promise of Freedom.

This upcoming November 2012 we have the opportunity to change what the future could be, but it is necessary that as Catholics we are well informed and know the current issues that our Nation faces.

Christ gave the ultimate sacrifice on the Cross so that we could have FREEDOM, His choice should challenge us in our personal choice in making sure that FREEDOM is given to all of God’s children.

God Bless America!

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