Let Freedom Ring

What Responsibilities by the Public Are Required to Ensure Our Liberties

No matter where you look, there has become too much violence, anger, and disrespect, causing more harm and devastation.  Now more than ever, it is wise for us to review our country’s Constitution, as well as our Bill of Rights, to remind ourselves of the reason our country was formed, and the serious purposes behind the extensive sacrifices and commitment our Forefathers, who chose to fight for our new country.  For so many to leave their homelands thousands and thousands of miles away, risking their lives across dangerous oceans and through life-threatening storms and health risks – these brave souls were determined to make this new country a safe home for us all.  With each word and phrase, “every”one should understand that the United States of America was intended to protect ALL.

Yes, there were allowances for guns to protect ourselves, though there was no, nor is there a need now, for anyone to possess guns that fire dozens of bullets at a time.  Many early Pilgrims came here to avoid religious persecution or other unfair treatment, yet such behavior still exists to some extent.  It is up to each of us to stand up for each other.  No one person or group of people should threaten or bully any others.  We are each different with different needs, capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses, but we are all humans.

With this in mind, it is also critical that we should be respectful of each other, as well as abide by the same rules and laws.  All of these guidelines should be taught to all of our children, especially about being mutually respectful.  Once our children become of age to mix with other children, the parents will soon see how influential their child’s playmates become.  Then the parents will need to be even more cognizant of teaching their children right from wrong and about being responsible.

Raising your children to understand important values is an extremely critical lesson, i.e. being honest, not stealing or lying, being kind to each other, being respectful, etc.  All of these traits play a part in developing your children and begin by exhibiting the same good behavior yourself. These are just the basic lessons/foundation that our Forefathers had meant for our country’s citizens.  It seems now we need to remind ourselves how important this is: at home, school, work, and in your communities.  Our behavior and teaching our children to be of good character is imperative for the future of all.