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Freedom Today and the Constitution


The The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States are what? Words on a paper shared with belief that they were good for a nation. Carefully chosen words. Words that express principles of a divine nature. A group of our forebears agreed that it would be the basis of our government. It was no small achievement. It would tell elected government what they could or couldn't do. Following it is a matter of integrity. It is a commitment to the principles in the Declaration of Independence and allowing individuals to be free.


We have layers or branches in the government so that when one does not follow it the others might challenge them. If they don't challenge behavior that is contrary to the ideals and provisions it contains then it behooves "we the people to act", to come together and vote. These are the bullets of freedom today.  While corruption has been setting in almost from the beginning, the constitution has proven to be better than any other in history and delayed the process of total decay.

Maybe we shouldn't have consoled ourselves with the idea that it would endure. Never the less we have it, we have experienced it. We have seen it work in providing freedom, opportunity and prosperity like no other. It is worth fighting for those principles. I hope some majority recognizes where we are in the battle for freedom. Without moral integrity in our society and leaders it will not be an easy fight.  It seems the people willing to stand for such principles are fewer and fewer.  It is almost as if the document and system was created to endure as long as possible but finally to be completely ignored.

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