|Corpus Christi Hooks 4th of July game, 2011. Whataburger Field.|
On my blog this week, I re-posted an entry from May 2011 where I reflect on returning home from Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Read "My Own Replacement")
I remember clearly seeing video and news stories of people protesting the 2003 invasion of Iraq before our mission kicked off. Some soldiers were hurt by this, even angered, but I was grateful. Seeing those protests gave me hope that terror hadn't won in our nation.
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Much like someone who accrues too much paid time off at work, we have a "Use it or lose it" arrangement. The less we use our inalienable rights, the more likely they will be stripped from us gradually. If not by government directly, then by our own inaction.
With that said, Happy Independence Day, and never waste your God-given rights. Use your rights with confidence and responsibility.