Friday, July 4, 2014

Freedom Isn't Free! Freedom is Fought For and Bought With A Price!

Freedom has always historically been something you have to fight for! There's always some dominating ruler in some nation "or group" that wants more power. Until Jesus comes back, man will always be trying to achieve more power in order to keep and advance his own. Then comes the United States, a free country where the people can work at chosen jobs, worship in chosen religions and speak chosenwords without fear of beheading, or imprisonment (well, except the video Benghazi was supposedly about,) but that freedom we have wasn't free. It was fought for..... in a war..... and won! To think we can lay down our arms and never have to send troops anywhere again is to not understand freedom. In order to keep our own freedom we also have to fight for the freedom of our friends. If we don't our enemies grow larger and stronger and takeover more power. Eventually they will take ours should we let it go without doing anything long enough. This was the story of WWII. Hitler would have ruled the world had the United States not stepped in and fought with the allies. Freedom isn't free. It's something you have to fight for! ---

The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics
By Francis Scott Key 1814

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

.... and one last word about freedom. At the time this was written there were slaves in America; not only America but many slaves throughout the world. There are still many slaves throughout this world in many countries. In this country, the very freedom fought for by men (some with slaves,) was the very freedom those men had to come to realize wasn't just for them but was for all men in this nation. The freedom we fought for was that same freedom that was responsible for the freeing of every slave in this nation. America was the first nation to outlaw slavery!

Even that freedom was fought for and lives were lost. There will always be a fight for freedom until Jesus comes back. Let's not ever buy the lie that evil men will stay in their place if there isn't a strong nation to keep them in check. The men who have died for our freedom will not have fought in vain if we continue to realize this!
 — feeling wonderful.

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