The Case for Freedom and Human Rights

In 1776, the United States of America brought a new hope to a repressed world. The word’s “We the people…” reverberated around the world.

Throughout our history we have been an example and hope that people may govern themselves without fear of government tyranny. Many nations followed our lead and the great experiment became for others, as well as for Americans, a way of life.

Is that hope still alive today? Many in our country are now willing to give away what others have fought so valiantly to retain. Entitlement programs here at home threaten to end the hope for America while in China, the new world power, it never really existed:

BEIJING — Up to 30 members of a Chinese evangelical church were arrested on Sunday for trying to hold an Easter service in defiance of the officially atheist government, a member of the clergy said.

A large number of police began to gather early Sunday in the Zhongguancun area of Beijing where the Shouwang Church had said it would hold an outdoor service to mark the holiest day of the Christian calendar.

A huge national debt caused by entitlement programs is changing the America we have known since 1776.

S&P said it clearly, it is all about “large budget deficits and growing government indebtedness” and the only answer is to accept the fact that we have a spending problem.  Entitlement spending is the major driver of the problem and can no longer be ignored.  Mr. Obama is rapidly becoming a modern-day Nero with the Democrats, and many Republicans, in Congress all happy to play harmonious violins while the nation burns.

Freedom and human rights go hand in hand. One cannot and will not exist without the other. The thing that many Americans have lost sight of is the reality that a third component must also walk with freedom and human rights and that is personal responsibility. Without a public who accepts responsibility for earning what they have, there can be no America as we have known it, no freedom from tyranny, and no guarantee of human rights.

We have one more election to get this right and one more chance to put people in office who will stop the madness. Do we have an electorate who is willing to do this?

Related articles and information:

Freedom’s Lighthouse

Entitlements Grow faster than GPD

Thomas Sowell on Entitlements

Can Our Nation Be Saved?

Cowboys and Tea Parties

Planet Freedom


About jlue

I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
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