Find one poor person who wants help and liberate them from poverty. If you are pro-life, volunteer at a women's pregnancy help center to save babies and help women, freeing them from the difficult circumstances that cause many to seek an abortion. If you think government is too big, become more responsible for yourself and rely less on Washington. This means living within your means and investing wisely. It's called self-reliance, which is one's own declaration of independence.That which constrains us from being seduced by our lower nature is what guarantees our freedom. For some it is Scripture. For all Americans it should be the Constitution. In 1878, British statesman William Gladstone called the U.S. Constitution, "the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man." That document flowed from the Declaration of Independence, which presumed the existence of "our Creator," the ultimate source of freedom and our rights. Abandoning these threatens freedom.
On this, the 237th birthday of America, we would do well to remember the meaning of freedom and why it must be renewed by every generation if it is to endure.
Cal Thomas is co-author (with Bob Beckel) of the book, "Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That is Destroying America".
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