This week’s radio commentary:
We are a society finely tuned to an idea of freedom and liberty; our politics, culture, faith, judiciary system, law enforcement system and everyday lives revolve around the concept of freedom.
In the U.S., our call to freedom is taken from our Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
The first right listed is, notably, life. Without life, none of the other rights, liberties or freedoms are possible. The right to life is the foundational right for humankind. It was established at creation, when, “…the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” [Genesis 2:7; NKJV]