My liberty doesn’t exist because of an army, or a press, or politicians. My liberty comes from God.
And that’s in essence what the
Constitution Declaration of Independence says. Our rights aren’t endowed upon us because we have the right skin color, are the right gender, or even have the correct religion. God has given every human being the right to make decisions, good or bad, that don’t infringe on the rights of other human beings.
Liberty leads us back to God. Because through Liberty, through freedom, we are free to serve God in radical ways.
But Liberty is not the result of violence. Violence is an infringement of liberty. True Liberty is standing in the face of violence, unintimidated, and laying down your life for those that you love. That radical courage says to the world, “this is not how things were supposed to be.”
That’s what I think about on independence day.