In the comments on other entries people are debating if the 4th of July is a liberal or conservative holiday.
I don't feel like debating that myself but it caused me to reflect on what freedom means.
I know most of us have heard so many cliche sayings around the holidays that I often hesitate to say anything thinking that I don't have much to add that hasn't been said.
But tonight as I watched the fireworks with family I felt like I should say something about what living in America means to me to a little loved one.
In America you are free to love the person of your dreams. Race, class, gender, and religion do not legally restrict people nor do people need to live in constant fear because of their love. Our government is empowered to protect our rights.
Countless generations of people have lived their whole life without this freedom. Sure, you might have been with the same person if you were restricted from loving another but it is hard to say with absolute certainty where the heart may have brought freedom to love.
With all of the freedom our nation offers us I am in love with the person that was made for me. That is a blessing.
In the natural rights all of us are born with love is included.
Happy Independence Day.
Thank you to all of those that protect our freedoms.
What comes to mind on the fourth to you?