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Defense of Freedom in Love

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jun 11, 2007 at 12:06

To Mariana, and to all who hold the liberties enjoyed in this country dear, there is a sadder underlying truth to this battle for the freedoms of American life. Allow this response to you and others to explain further the reasoning for this position, and proving a supporting point, that if the people of this country cannot return to the true premises of the founding of this nation, then the enemies of the freedoms found in American life will continue in their process of weakening them, to ultimately defeat them. That is their point; it is their goal.

We find ourselves fighting to protect this life-style because there are things in this life believed worth protecting, worth dying for. The American Constitution was prepared to allow citizens consenting to the framework of law to govern their lives. This came from a freedom of thought that came from a higher source, that citizen neighbors should be able to live with one another in respect for each other rights and beliefs, to do so with a reverence to each others' lives, to do so in the Christian framework of the Biblical edict spoken by Jesus Christ: love thy neighbor.

Instead of these freedoms being cherished, this country finds it self under attack from inside and outside, that the Biblical auspices under which this country was framed are no longer held so dear by some, that the rights we fight for are now cheapened by a political rhetoric of contradictions to the truth that will compromise those rights. Without the original value of truth that helped form this nation, the compromise that is substituted works against the strength necessary to withstand the assaults on American freedoms, and the resolve required to keep the truth held high in defense of such things is lost as well.

Make no mistake, America is not perfect. But for decades and decades America stands alone to be the place to go to enjoy such freedoms as Americans have, that only when governed by the original truths can there be the freedoms to do right by one's neighbor. So the question is posed, why do the enemies of America, and not just the fundamentalist Islamic terrorists, seek her destruction? Why do they pose their threats by questioning and tearing at the strengths of American liberties? Could it be that, like many in America who seemed to have forgotten, or outright reject the truth, that if one does not love the truth and guard it with every strength and resolve, then they will lose the freedoms guaranteed by it.
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