Liberty and justice for all. Remember those words? Yeah, they seem vaguely familiar. Oh yeah, I remember now. Aren’t they the last words in the American Pledge of Allegiance. But who is this “ALL” they’re talking about?
Liberty and justice for all means everybody.
Not just the people who can speak the pledge. But even people who can’t speak. Or hear. Or see. And even for people who were conceived one second ago. Yes! Those people, too.
Because all doesn’t mean only the people you can hear. Or see. Or tolerate.
All means all.
Uh-oh. There I go again with that juxtaposed jargon. But hear me out (or read me out). The exceptions are people who should relinquish their liberty because they usurp or even destroy the liberty of others. And that’s when justice should prevail. Both for the victim AND against the perpetrator. Otherwise the justice system is just a system.
But you might be wondering why I’m talking about this on the eve of Thanksgiving Day. And if you ARE wondering that, I wonder if you’ve seen all the nonsense about social distancing from your own family tomorrow.
And the only reason I call it nonsense is because…
Don’t believe, for a moment, the control freaks in government believe there’s any real danger in getting together for Thanksgiving. And a perfect example can be found right here in my home state of Colorado.
The so-called mayor Hancock, of Denver, sent out a clever, little message on Twitter that included said, “Pass the potatoes, not COVID.” And then he included some bullet points…
- Stay home as much as you can, especially if you’re sick.
- Host virtual gatherings instead of in-person dinners.
- Avoid travel, if you can.
- Order your holiday meal from a local eatery. (He couldn’t say Thanksgiving)
- Shop online with a small business for #BlackFriday
So, he couldn’t bring himself to say Thanksgiving. But he does want you to spend money on Friday. Because a lot of those goods and services are taxed (and by “a lot” I mean ALL, again). And politicians love taxes. Because without ’em it’s so difficult to spend other people’s money.
Oh…and by the way…after Mayor Hanpocrisy sent out that message, he caught a flight to Mississippi to be with his family for the “holiday.”
But…back to liberty and justice.
Tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day 2020, should be just like every other Thanksgiving Day you’ve ever enjoyed in your whole life. Exercise your liberty. And give thanks to the one, true, living, loving Creator of Heaven and Earth. The One who is the only reason you and I and everyone else even exist.
And when you exercise your liberty, your right to assemble and worship and give thanks, you’re serving justice to all those who are too brain dead to appreciate their own liberty.
Remember, your rights come from God.
And not from some players in suits
Who gleefully sell out their souls
For fleeting and false attributes.
Look up when the whole world looks down,
And never let hope fade away.
Be close with the ones you love most
Especially on Thanksgiving Day.
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