This past Tuesday we celebrated Independence Day – the day commemorating our country throwing off the yoke of England’s rule. I hope all of you had the opportunity to spend the day celebrating our country’s freedoms with family and friends. Our freedoms need to be cherished and preserved so the memories of America’s hard-won liberties are never forgotten.
My family had the opportunity to live for over a decade in the Washington D.C. area. When we first arrived, it was often a moving experience being close to so much of our country’s history. For example, we were able to see the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. However, like many other aspects of our lives, we began to take these opportunities for granted over time.
That was until my wife’s sister visited us. She had never been to D.C., so we took her on a tour of the city and her reaction was priceless. Instead of the humdrum attitude we had adopted, every monument and document marking the founding of our country and its freedoms was awe-inspiring to her. I’m certain that we received as much from her visit as she did.
It’s easy to become comfortable and complacent when it comes to our freedoms. We mistakenly assume that they will always be there. As we’ve seen over the past few years, our freedoms can be eroded by everything from Executive Orders to Supreme Court decisions. While we’ve thankfully never had to fight for our freedoms like the brave troops during the Revolutionary War, we still need to fight in other ways. Our fight is now in the halls of Congress and even sometimes in our state capitol.
Let us never forget the words of Benjamin Franklin, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota fights for our freedoms every day. We do this by advancing legislation, supporting candidates for office, informing you about key issues that threaten our liberties and many other ways. Won’t you consider joining us in these efforts through your financial support? Let’s protect the freedoms that have made our country the beacon to the free world!
P.S. I am pleased to announce that Concerned Women for America has joined our Family Leadership Team, which I described in a recent weekly email. Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with over 35 years of helping bring biblical principles into all levels of public policy. We are honored that they have decided to join our Family Leadership Team and we look forward to working with them to preserve and advance pro-family and pro-life policy here in North Dakota!