Jul 4, 2009

Freedom: Another Word For Responsibility


We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common , promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity do and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

This is the Preamble to our United States Constitution, within the Constitution itself, there are 27 Amendments starting with The Freedom of Religion; Press and Expression and ending with limiting Congressional Pay Increases. How often do we reflect on our rights handed down from our founding fathers but hesitate to recognize the responsibilities that go with it. If freedom of religion is a right then this freedom is our responsibility to ensure that it encompasses all religions. We are all just a small part of a grander Universal Mind and each has been given the flame of spirituality within us.

We must acknowledge that freedom of speech means all speech...even the words we may find offensive or vulgar for if we put restrictions on types of speech and kinds of words then we must realize that we may run the risk of our very own speech becoming censored. Our responsibility in recognizing freedom of speech is to allow others to speak their mind and write freely without hindrance. It is also our responsibility to ensure that we speak and write within reason and without malice...freedom of speech is not license to slander or malign others with differing opinions.

So, this Independence Day, let us be thankful for not only our rights but the responsibilities that go with them. Our founding Fathers bore a great burden on their shoulders but they bore it with pride and great vision for all of us today... Happy Independence Day!

Bright Blessings!

1 comment:

His Precious said...

Very well put. Thanks for this! And, Happy Fourth!