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Standing for Freedom

Friday, April 8, 2016 @ 11:53 AM
Standing for Freedom Melanie Jasper Guest Blogger Mother of 7 Spouse of AFR's JJ Jasper MORE

Thank you Governor Bryant for signing HB1523 into law! I am so thankful for your willingness to stand up for your beliefs and for the people of this state.

However, it is really a sad day when we have to sign into law a bill that is designed to protect our religious freedoms. Excuse me but isn't this America - the home of the free? Our Founding Fathers, those brave patriots who risked life and limb to break away from England and her tyrannical reign, would be rolling over in their graves if they could see current day America.

We need to be paying close attention or we are going to lose every freedom we have. It is the loud minority who are getting things done. And it is us, the silent majority who are allowing it to happen. Why is it that the ones screaming the loudest for their freedoms and for tolerance are the ones who have no tolerance for others at all. It seems they are only tolerant of people who share their beliefs or ideals.

We need to grow a back bone, jump into this culture war, and start winning these battles. Do we think just because we are Christians we have to sit around being quiet as mice and conform to this ridiculous liberal rhetoric?

Do you think the men who finally stood up to England were timid, quiet, weak men who just sat back and let others walk on them like welcome mats? Absolutely not! They were brave, bold and courageous men of God who took a stand for what was right! And thank God they did! And thank God that Governor Bryant did when he signed this bill into law. It is a step in the right direction for our state and hopefully other states will join us.

This law isn't about discrimination against others. It is about keeping the freedoms that were already ours to begin with and not letting big government and some easily offended people who love to pick fights try to destroy good, kind, hard working people and the businesses they have worked so hard to build. If someone doesn't like the way someone else does business because of the beliefs they hold dear, then that person should just find another business of the same kind that they and their beliefs are more compatible with.

My goodness is that so hard? Grow up people! All of this, "They hurt my feelings," nonsense has got to stop! If I gave my children everything they demanded when they cried or stomped their feet, then I would have some very spoiled rotten kids. And I would never get any rest trying to continually coddle them while being at their beck and call. And eventually, they would believe the wrong teaching that they are entitled to anything they want. More than likely they would become bullies or even tyrants. I believe this is what is happening in America today. We have raised up a generation who feel entitled to anything and everything that makes them feel good and it doesn't matter how they get it, who has to pay for it, or who gets hurt along the way - just as long as they get it.

Look, people aren't going to always agree with one another; everyone is different. We all come from different backgrounds which is what makes America so unique and great! That is what is so wonderful about our free country.

So, can we please all just try to get along and not wake up every morning thinking everyone is out to get someone? Can we please enjoy the freedoms that have been afforded to each one of us and not try to push our personal agendas down each other's throats? Let's be kind to one another today and not try to destroy each other.

Yesterday was a victory for Mississippi! Thank you again, Governor Bryant for doing the right thing! God bless you, God bless Mississippi and God bless the United States of America!

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