Saturday, January 24, 2009

Still a free country

This may not be the kind of post you are expecting.

I am thankful that we still live in a free country. I was free to NOT watch all the inaugural hoopla. I was free to not listen as crowds booed out going President Bush. I was free to not listen to the new President's speech.

Just as folks are free to feel hopeful, I am free to feel sad and discouraged.

Just as the President was free to overturn a ban on overseas abortion funding, I am free to weep for the babies who will now lose their lives as a result.

The President is free to lift the ban on human embryonic stem cell research. I am free to grieve for the unborn babies who will never look into their parents' eyes.

I am free to feel a deepening sense of doom for our country. I am free to believe that, if God does not judge us, He'll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.

My usual Pollyanna-ish attitude is waning. I'm feeling much more like Eeyore regarding our country these days.

But it's ok to feel this way because, as of now, it's still a free country.


Angie said...

I am thankful for those same freedoms, Ruth. I too weep for the babies who will never be allowed to draw a breath. I'm so glad I'm not the only who feels like this country just went to hell in a handbasket.

Jinglebob said...

Many of us feel the same Ruth.

Liz said...

I'm with ya, girl!

Kristi Walsh said...

Hi Ruth,
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! And congrats to Kylene!! How exciting she's expecting #2. I loved your post; It's good to know there is still a remnant back in my homeland who are sobered by the increasing amount of evil in the land.

NLBlack said...

You and I speak the same language, Ruth. I'm with you on everything you wrote!

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