USA has problems, but be thankful for its freedoms

USA has problems, but be thankful for its freedoms

I’d bet good money that most Americans have only a hazy idea of what life is like in many or most places around this world of ours. Most don’t have a clue about what it might be like to live in a place without the basic freedoms we take for granted. For example, in most countries it is illegal for most ordinary citizens to own guns for hunting, target shooting, or self-defense. In our country, this is legal for citizens who can pass a background check to purchase firearms. This we know as our Second Amendment “right” to own firearms – except in those states, jurisdictions, and cities which have often complicated laws and fees/taxes high enough to prevent gun ownership. Gun ownership for criminals is incredibly simple; they just steal them. In many countries, only their governments may possess guns; they do not trust their citizens to do so. Thus, it is illegal to defend your home and family with “deadly force” when intruders break down your door. We don’t have a “state” religion. Our Constitution guarantees us “freedom of religion.” You may have and practice any religion which you wish, provided it doesn’t interfere with any religion someone else wishes to practice or violates standing laws legally enacted under our Constitution. You are perfectly free to like or dislike any religion you wish as long as you provide others with the same freedom. Baptists and Presbyterians are free to baptize believers as they wish with any amount […]

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