That’s a question I heard the other day, and it’s one we should ponder. After all, human beings get the treatment they allow.
So, if you know your rights and stand up for them, freedom is working as intended.
If you know you are being manipulated and you speak out, freedom is working as intended.
If you are headed in the wrong direction and change course, freedom is working as intended.
If someone forces you to violate your conscience and you take appropriate steps to stop the aggression, freedom is working as intended.
What if you stand up for your rights and your freedom is taken away because of your convictions? You go to jail. Other freedom- seekers will take up your cause.
What if you refuse to go along with an unjust law and you are jailed? If it’s a righteous cause, others with a sense of freedom and right-ness will come alongside you.
The idea that we should all think, feel, and act the same way is a fallacy. The idea that we should all own the same things and have the same experiences is an ideological lie. As long as there are people on the earth, there will be differing ideas and opinions, and there will always be people who have more than you and less than you. It is the job of free people to convince others that freedom is better than tyranny. Rewind: freedom is better than tyranny. History shows us this to be an undeniable fact.
You may be rejected, laughed at, mocked, arrested, fined, jailed, and more for the stand you take. Take your stand anyway. Freedom is in our DNA; taking a stand for freedom is our inheritance. When we take a stand, freedom is working as intended.
I wish I could list all the historical occurrences where Americans boldly stood for freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition for a redress of grievances. They fought throughout the decades. Their example speaks loud and clear to us today.
Are we ready to heed the call? What step can you take today to defend freedom? A few ideas:
-Send a few dollars for the unjustly incarcerated.
-Email your representatives. They don’t listen, you say? Do it anyway. They work for us.
-Call your city councilman.
-Send a supportive letter to a loved one in the military.
-Refuse to pay tuition to an institution that suppresses freedom of thought.
-Get a job that supports your Constitutional rights. Leave one that doesn’t.
-Volunteer for candidates that have a history of supporting the Constitution’s original intent.
-Be the primary stakeholder in your children’s education. Teach them how to think for themselves. Don’t surrender your children to group-think.
Now is the time to make freedom work as it was intended. It’s never free or easy. We know what we need to do. We “got” this.
This is Common Sense Civics and Citizenship.🇺🇸