We Are Fee - For The Time Being

By J. Mike Minnix
Type: Story
Subject: America; Independence Day; July 4th

We Are Free - For The Time Being

I was watching television the other night and some Republicans and Democrats were ranting and raving on a program about who is right and who is wrong on the path America should take for the future. They got a little red in the face and the veins on their necks were standing out like they were ready to fight. I thought, "This is ridiculous. What a terrible display." Then, I felt a sense of joy. Tears actually came to my eyes. I realized anew what a wonderful country we have where we can discuss issues openly without fear or reprisal. All this ranting and raving is exactly what freedom is about. In the end, we will vote and accept one side or the other till we can vote again. We must never lose the right to speak our mind! For the Christian it is important to remember Philippians 2:5-10. We must have the mind of Christ and speak the truth in love, but speak we must!

In America we have equality: men, women, black, white. red, yellow, Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Mormon, Buddhist, Muslim and Atheist have the same rights. It doesn't matter who you are, in America you are free - at least for the time being. Opportunity to succeed or fail is available. We are free!