Me? A Freedom Fighter?

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Annie Peterson | Civil Patriot

It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.
Samuel Adams

For many across this big, beautiful planet, freedom seems like an elusive dream, something they will never achieve in their lifetime. The governing powers in their respective countries are repressive, dictatorial, and determined to squash individual liberties and freedoms at any cost. In those places the individual doesn’t matter. Only the state matters. 

In comparison, Americans have been infinitely blessed. As individuals and as a nation we have experienced freedoms that, in light of what others have been through across the globe, seem almost too good to be true. We were rarely told what to believe, what to say, or where to go. And when we saw people who were oppressed, we fought alongside them so that they could have the same freedoms. In recent years we’ve had unlimited access to freedom of speech, religion, business ownership, and a host of other liberties to go along with those. Talk about blessed! 

Maybe it’s because we’ve experienced freedoms in such abundance that we miss them so keenly now that they appear to be slipping away, one right at a time.  

They say you can’t mourn what you never had. . .but we had it. We had mom, Uncle Sam, and apple pie with homemade ice cream on top. We had nativity scenes on courthouse steps and red, white, and blue flags waving in the breeze. We had the National Anthem at ball games and, with tears in our eyes, we pressed our hands to our hearts as we recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Why tears? Because we knew how hard our forefathers fought for those freedoms. Back then, we had the right to stand in the public square and state our opinions about any number of things.  

We truly had it all. 

These days, our freedoms are being eroded, stripped from us before our very eyes. 2020 came in like a thief in the night and began to rob us blind. We were sleeping and missed his stealth-like entrance. By the time we awoke, his dirty work was nearly done and we were left in a groggy, confused state, picking up the pieces. 

But it’s not too late. 

  • In spite of the current administration. 
  • In spite of 2020. 
  • In spite of 2021. 
  • In spite of everything. . .

It’s not too late. 

Ronald Reagan believed that freedom was never more than one generation away from extinction. Consider this quote:

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
Ronald Reagan

I refuse to let freedom die on my watch. I will fight for it. I will protect it, and I will—God help me—one day pass it to my children and grandchildren. (They’re watching me fight, even now, and I believe they’re proud of the job I’m doing on their behalf.)  

  • I will fight on my knees. 
  • I will fight in the voting booth. 
  • I will fight as I fly my flag. 
  • I will fight by supporting conservatives running for office on the local level. 
  • I will fight by supporting conservatives running for office on the state level. 
  • I will fight by supporting conservatives running for office on the national level. 
  • I will fight by not keeping silent, even when I’m told I must. 

I will fight for you. 

And I know you will fight for me. 

Because that’s what freedom fighters do. 

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. I am amazed at the hatred that has grown in our country in the last few years of my 76. The United States was built on freedom and has fought for freedom the world round. We have allowed our country to be defamed from within as well as from outside. Freedom of belief and worship and speech were predominant in our foundation as was the right to maintain the right to defend ourselves as individuals and a nation. We are allowing ourselves, a once rich nation, to be destroyed by our governmental body’s actions of sheer ridiculous actions. The nation is struck with a medical pandemic, struggling to survive. We are progressively allowing government to make self-destructive decisions for AMERICA.

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