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June 23, 2021 12:05 PM

Beautiful essay, you are very talented. So many in our military are brave and honorable, deserving of so much respect. And yet, they are our fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, cousins and best friends too. If the Constitution is our diamond, the multitude of faces in the military is our pearl. A hundred years ago, the red menace started to gain traction in our communities and we, as a country, beat it back. It is unfortunate we have to do so again now. But those of us that place freedom next to love of God in our hearts will… Read more »

Roy Booher
Roy Booher
August 28, 2021 5:20 AM

JANIS JOPLIN, sang it best before her heroin overdose, “Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose”.
‘Our Essential Freedoms are Essentially Ignored’, William Berry
In the particular case of America, our Constitution and Bill of Rights were never meant to be anything but empty words. Our history proves the truth of that. Only via death have we ever gain freedom, we can either pay up front for a freedom of sorts or later as slaves and corpses.

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