Author, Chuck Frank

 

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     While the 4th of July will be celebrated this week I will remember what those faithful patriots accomplished back in 1776 after the Declaration of Independence went into affect.  They fought for freedom and won.  By the 21 century American soldiers, Marines, the Navy and the Air Force continue to be used around the world in various military actions which has obviously not always been for the cause of freedom.  There have been other issues involved behind the scenes whether it be the lust of power, oil, gold or poppy fields.

Since 9/11 fighting terrorism has been used as an excuse to invade foreign countries in the Middle East.  Yet, there are many issues that now cloud this mission which has not only affected countries outside of our borders but at home as well. And by now, in 2019, the entire concept of freedom has taken a back seat to over taxation, global encounters whether it be war, climate change, environmentalism, sustainability, red tape, bureaucratic overreach or the outrageous and out of control legalism that now cuts into the very heart of freedom. More