I am a mother of four, two of them being sons. One is in the Army, and the other is in the Army Reserve. Both of my sons have been deployed, and the younger of the two is waiting to leave any day for a second deployment.
It is said that our young people are defending our freedoms from outside aggressors who would take them away. My question is, Are our freedoms being taken away from within by our own culture?
I recently read of the Duck Dynasty patriarch being suspended from the “reality” show about his own family for expressing views that were not popular with many in our culture. Some of his comments were put more crudely than my personal preference, but as for the unpopularity of his comments, well, who draws the line on the practice of freedom of speech?
It is my understanding that he was not suggesting riot and rebellion, only expressing his own opinions, supposedly based on his religious beliefs.
Will the young people who risk and sacrifice so much to defend our freedoms, among them speech and expression of religion, come home to find that if their beliefs don’t line up with popular culture, those freedoms they fought for are not for them?