The Liberty Prize

Here is the monologue from today’s Roderic Deane Show:

I’m calling this show the Liberty Prize for a couple of reasons. First, let me say that liberty is most definitely a gift (or prize, if you will) that we should all cherish. Given the choice between liberty and equality, which would you choose? Can you have equality without liberty? I think not.

What did our Declaration of Independence say? The second paragraph begins:

WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness….

Let me repeat something, “that all men are created equal”. It doesn’t say that all men are created and must remain equal, for how could that be? We are each unique in our appearance and capabilities. We each enjoy our unalienable, God-given rights in ways unique to each of us. Something else that God gave us was a free will. We are allowed to make our own decisions and either reap the rewards of those decisions or suffer the consequences.
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In The Future

As life hits us head on and unrelentingly, I find myself pulled to family. I’ll be attending my mother’s 90th birthday next week and must travel from Texas to Indiana to do so. While her health has been good, it’s starting to fail as she is challenged with obstacles that age cannot easily overcome.

While I am an optimist, there is an underlying truth. Our time on this earth is limited and, although we might experience a longevity uncommon to most, we still must reconcile ourselves to the inevitable.

My thoughts go back to centuries past, when our travels took us far and beyond our place of birth. Back then, it might have been years before we learned of a loved one’s passing. Today, we’re alerted to all things instantly and within an airplane’s ride back home, assuming we’re all well within the confines of our country.

What about the soldier that toils on lands far away? Do they have the ability to jump on an airplane at a moments notice to attend to a dying relative? Of course not. Their commitment is to the future of us all and to secure the liberties that give us the ability to render our country a short trip home.

We must never forget what is important, which is the future of our freedom and that of our countrymen. In sacrificing for that, we will find eternal life and can always expect to see our loved ones again in Paradise!

My BlogTalkRadio show will skip over next week, as I attend to my Mom. My blogging might be diminished as well. I’ll be back in the future, however.