Colleen Carroll Campbell
I’m grateful for my faith, my family and my religious freedom. I’m also mindful that freedom is under fire. Given the impending fallout from Obergefell v. Hodges and the escalating harassment of those who defend man-woman marriage, oppose taxpayer-funded abortion or insist that our God-given sexual identity still matters, I’m no longer sure that robust religious liberty in the U.S. will last my lifetime, much less my children’s. What I do know is this: I’m called to stand up and speak out while I can. I’m called to raise countercultural children who will defend their faith and freedoms long after I’m gone. And I’m called to stake my confidence for the future on the interior liberty that is a gift from God to every human person – a gift no government mandate or Supreme Court ruling can rescind.
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This Independence Day I am celebrating the resolute response of so many Americans to the most recent unconstitutional decisions of the “Supreme” Court, declaring that this is not the end but the beginning of a battle to rescue the world’s best health care system and preserve biblical marriage as the linchpin of our society.
I celebrate what’s left of that freedom after the parallel attacks on it of the Obama administration and the Supreme Court. What I resolve is to work for restoration of what we have lately lost of this. Our fathers bought it for us, and it is not our place to throw it away.
My family and I will be celebrating our precious freedom, and those who defend it. My kids will learn the story of our great country, because too many Americans don’t fully grasp the bold step—and long odds—that our Founders undertook in establishing the American experiment. They were exceptional men, with an audacious—yet clear eyed—vision of human freedom. The odds were stacked against them, militarily and historically; yet, their constitutional Republic has stood for nearly 239 years. America is the land of the free because of the brave, and we must remember that.
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