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With freedom comes responsibility, and the irresponsible use of freedoms leads to their loss. We Americans, through the God-given wisdom of our forefathers, have been greatly blessed with a Constitution and Bill of Rights which guarantee to us certain freedoms and protect us from the tendency of government to encroach upon such liberties. But with such freedom also comes responsibility. We are not free from responsibility but ought to use freedom responsibly. Though modern history texts say little about it, our forefathers wrote our Constitution for a people with ethical values and principles based on the Christian Bible and the Ten Commandments. The ethical and responsible use of freedom is assumed. Apart from that Judeo-Christian foundation, the freedoms promised have become subject to great abuse with people seeking to be free from all moral responsibility. And, as we are seeing more and more in our day, the irresponsible use of our freedoms is leading to their loss. In fact, if the people cannot exercise

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News, Pages 4 on 10/16/2013

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