Thursday, March 11, 2010

Freedom's Need for Leadership

America is starving for leadership.  She is physically suffering from leadership malnutrition. I just finished reading an article posted by Orrin Woodward about what we can expect if we continue to starve our nation and our country of sound leadership focused on preserving the foundations necessary to be a free country.  
Freedom isn't free and people who treat it lightly are likely to lose it.
Orrin's article makes significant points about where we are headed if we don't accept the responsibility of changing it.
Leadership is not done in a vacuum, meaning without freedom there is no leadership.  If people have power over you, they don't use leadership, but will resort to force as it is much easier to compel than influence.  This principle is as old as the history of man, but doesn't seem to sink in easily, if at all.  I encourage everyone to read and think through Kitty's personal story.  Ideas do have consequences and the ideas you do not know still can have consequences in your life.  I believe American leaders have a responsibility to speak about the precious gift of freedom as leadership is pointless in a totalitarian system.  Patrick Henry said it right nearly 250 years ago, "Give me liberty or give me death."  The Founding Fathers understood that freedom was non-negotiable and we must learn this lesson before it is to late.

This is the introduction to an extremely enlightening firsthand account of a tragic loss of freedom.

America truly is the  Greatest Country in the World. Don't Let Freedom Slip  Away 
By: Kitty  Werthmann

What I  am about to tell you is something you've probably never heard  or will ever read in history books. 
I believe that I am an eyewitness to history...