Like salvation, we cannot "misplace" our liberty. We can, however, forfeit it, either through indifference, choice, or negligence. Jesus Christ died for the sins of all those who believe in Him and of His Blood sacrifice.
Those who founded this nation on the principles of freedom knew that it is not free. Brave men and women, though not sinless, have sacrificed lives, limbs, and livelihoods for us to live with the blessing of freedom.
God has promised He will never leave nor forsake us. Deut. 31:6 He will not prevent us from abandoning Him. Our Heavenly Father desires our love but will never compel it. He gives us the freedom to enjoy His blessings even if we choose not to acknowledge that He is the source. He informs us of the dangers of disobedience and is heartbroken when our free will to sin harms the innocent.
He provides clear instructions on how to live free. Hebrews 13:1,5-9
13 Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters... 5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have because God has said,
"Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."
6 So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?"
7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
9 Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings.
Christians founded our nation on the principles of the Bible. The Constitution is the framework for our liberty. We are at liberty to give up the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. We are also free to give up the blessings of freedom and reject personal responsibility that accompanies it.
I don't appreciate others choosing how I should live my life - deciding my future for me. Most have not had that experience. Once you do, the freedom to determine one's destiny becomes more valuable.
I value my freedom so I plan to vote for candidates who I believe will honor their oath to uphold the Constitution and defend the protected liberties contained therein.
We must all decide for ourselves which ones will do so.
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The judicial system has failed me and is failing others like me. Each post will reveal a different instance of our failing system, of violations of law, and violations liberties. If you or a loved one has experienced similar injustice, or if, unlike me, your local local judicial system has served you well, feel free to share your comments.