Today I received an email from my son. My son received his inspiration, to share with, hopefully, the nation, from God.
This is born from the response of our government to the coronavirus. This response, reaction was/is meant to ease fears. It is not. It is creating more. Out of the generated fear, we the people are losing our God given freedom. The infection is not the virus, it is fear.
God given words for us all:
Freedom and self-governance have been a beacon for the United States for over two centuries. The idea that people can govern themselves based on inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, form and shaped this nation and emboldened the world to do the same. The principles of a free governing society are based on biblical context that these rights, rights of freedom, are endowed by our Creator, the one true God.
Adversity is not new to this freedom seeking nation. From the onset, in the forming of the constitution, many men debated the limits of our government and the morality of a people to manage that government. Freedom prevailed. From the banks of the Delaware, Washington led a brigade of hungry and cold rebels in an ambush attack against the tyrants on Christmas day. Freedom prevailed. From the battlefield of Gettysburg, drenched in the blood of 50,000 men, fighting and dying for those that could not. Freedom prevailed. From the shores of France to the ashes of Iwo Jima. From the Jungles of Vietnam to the deserts of Iraq. Freedom prevailed.
Let us, as a people concerned with the freedoms entrusted to us by a benevolent God, not forget the freedoms that have been secured so sacrificially by generations before. Let us not so easily comply with fear to reduce this freedom to a hope of survival. Let us be mindful that the fear of the founders was a government that could control lives. I debate who is our greater enemy, the unseen jackal that causes sickness for a time, or the enemy that fights within us to so easily give up freedoms in exchange for a false sense of security. In the words of Patrick Henry, “Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston!” The difference in our time, in place of a tyrannical government forcing us into those chains, it would be our own apathy that gladly accepts them.
Lee Petty, RLA