"The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration. I am rather tired of hearing about our rights and privileges as American citizens. The time is come - it now is - when we ought to hear about the duties and responsibilities of our citizenship. America's future depends upon her accepting and demonstrating God's government."
As we enter this Memorial Day holiday weekend, let us be mindful of the cost of freedom. It comes at a high price - much blood, sweat, and tears have been shed so we can enjoy our freedom.
To you who choose to "showcase" your freedom by rioting, protesting, harming policemen and maiming and killing police horses, spewing hate and death wishes upon others, burning our flag, and spitting upon our military - your freedom does not give you the right to do what is not right morally.
Peter Marshall also spoke the following words in a prayer before the Senate in 1947:
“May freedom be seen not as the right to do as we please but as the opportunity to do what is right. May it be ever understood that our liberty is under God and can be found nowhere else. May our faith be something that is not merely stamped upon our coins, but expressed in our lives. Let us, as a nation, be not afraid of standing alone for the rights of men, since we were born that way, as the only nation on earth that came into being ‘for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith. …"
Thank you to our Veterans and active duty military for your service. You set aside your rights and privileges to protect ours; the epitome of American citizenship - true freedom fighters that accept and demonstrate God's government.