Monday, November 9, 2009

End of Tyranny

As most of you know, I usually do not speak very glowingly of our government.  But on this day I will.  Twenty years ago today, the Berlin Wall fell, signaling the beginning of the death throes of communism.  This day represented the liberation of millions of people from true unadulterated tyranny.  Our government is taking steps in the wrong direction, but we still enjoy an incredible amount of freedom here.

The freedom we have to speak our minds, the freedom to practice our religions, the right to a trial, the rule of law, and a host of other freedoms are things which we enjoy every day and usually don't even think about.  To paraphrase JFK, democracy is deeply flawed.  But at least we have never had to build a wall to keep our people from leaving.

On this day, be grateful for the great country that we live in.  It certainly has its flaws, but it is the greatest country in the history of the world.  Freeedom is a great thing, and we have an incredible amount of it here.  We have been greatly blessed.

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