America consists of people possessing the power of liberty. The framework of freedom is the Judeo-Christian values on which our foundation was established. Liberties given to us by God as expressed in the Declaration of Independence and protected by our U.S. Constitution provides for us as Americans the rights to be an exceptional nation. Each time liberty is diminished in any area, the people lose more of their power to shape and mold their own future. But as Americans regain liberty and weaken the powers that seek to erode God-given liberties, then the people regain and increase their abilities to shape their future. FDR called it a “rendezvous with destiny.” JFK called it, “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Ronald Reagan simply exclaimed “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
As we have entered into the second half of the second decade of the 21st century, America is confronted with many forces both domestic and foreign ripping away liberties once protected by the U.S. Constitution. Citizens are empowered by our representative form of government to be accountable for our own future. No one says it is an easy road to be responsible for governing ourselves. But it is a road that people who love freedom will seek, and that will make all the difference in this world. The road to more freedom begins with each American citizen exercising their right to vote, speaking freely, and engaging friends and neighbors to do the same.