I was reading my post last year on freedom on Independence Day and was thinking about the state of our liberty one year later. Needless to say, things have gotten worse over the last 12 months.
First, the American people have chosen to continue on the destructive path of reckless spending, dependency, and delusion. We are led to believe that calling something marriage which is not marriage is freedom. And that free contraception is freedom. But these are distractions from our real loss of liberty.
We have found out that the government is monitoring our phone calls, Internet searches and credit card transactions. This is the kind of invasion of our privacy that in the past would have led to people marching in the streets in protest, calling our elected officials and voting them out if they didn’t take action.
Instead of stories on where in the world is Edward Snowden, where is the media expressing its outrage over government spying? They save all their passion for the latest person to come out of the closet. Always an act of bravery to the fawning media.
Between the so-called gay rights agenda and our national obsession with the salacious lives of ultimately unimportant celebrities–be it Paula Deen, Alec Baldwin, Miley Cyrus, et al–we are a nation of easily distracted people who don’t understand that our preoccupations with the trivial permit those who rule us to transform our country. Without our noticing and without our objections.
When we finally wake up–if we do–will we realize that the 4th of July is no longer a remembrance of our freedom but just a day off from work to go to the beach and eat hot dogs and drink beers? And I say that not because that is what it should be, but that is what it is.
If people still think Independence Day has meaning, it is for the wrong reasons. We are told freedom is sodomy and unlimited sex without consequences. But freedom is not, cannot be these things. True liberty provides the freedom to do what is right, not engage in self-indulgence. Our freedoms are enshrined in the Bill of Rights, but they have been under attack. If we don’t speak up, they will be gone and all we will have is our newly-granted right to sodomy.
That is not going to protect us the way true freedom does. If nothing else, I hope Americans learn to distinguish between freedom and falsity. I’m not optimistic but I am praying.