Friday, August 7, 2009

Is This Where We're Headed?

Maybe you'll remember images like the one to the left on the news many months ago now. The monks in Burma were protesting their government. They were attacked, beaten, arrested. They want democracy. There are lots of Americans who support the monks and those like them that are treated harshly simply because they want their voice to be heard. I happen to be one of them.

I think people everywhere just want to be free. I really like the movie "Braveheart" but have to look away during the torture scene at the end of the movie. I don't look away for too long, though, because I don't want to miss Mel Gibson as William Wallace as he, weak from what he has endured, gathers all the strength he has to call out the word that people have died for -- FREEDOM! I have been to places where people are not free. I've seen the longing in people's eyes to have what they think I have when they find out I'm an American.

The current administration of our country wants to silence the voices of those in opposition to them. They want those that disagree to shutup. That's not democracy. That's not freedom of speech. That's not the way we're used to being treated. That's not what our founding fathers intended.

I'm not an activist, I'm not that political. I care about my country and I'm passionately patriotic. I see black and white -- right and wrong. (it has nothing to do with skin color) I am moral and spiritual and devoted. And, I'm fightin' mad. I don't want the government taking over my life or my health care. I don't want lawmakers telling me when to be quiet or how to spend my money.

I still believe I live in the greatest country on the face of the planet. I just want it to continue to be that. For my children and my future grandchildren. For those that just want to be free.

Serving the King and believing that He is Sovereign,

Jeanette

1 comment:

Kelli said...

Amen, sister! We had better stand up now and be heard while we still have the chance!

P.S. - Our trip to NYC was great! To say it was a culture shock would be an understatement but we had a blast!