Freedom requires vigilance, because not everyone believes in reasonable debate and compromise.
"Freedom is not only a gift, but also a summons to personal responsibility. Americans know this from experience -- almost every town in this country has its monuments honoring those who sacrificed their lives in defense of freedom, both at home and abroad. The preservation of freedom calls for the cultivation of virtue, self-discipline, sacrifice for the common good, and a sense of responsibility towards the less fortunate. It also demands the courage to engage in civic life and to bring one's deepest beliefs and values to reasoned public debate.In a word, freedom is ever new. It is a challenge held out to each generation, and it must constantly be won over for the cause of good."
May God bless all who read my ramblings,