I often hear people talk about how government has infringed on their way of life, including taking God out of their lives. This perplexes me because we each have choices and as long as our choices fall within the law, then no one else is responsible for those choices but the one who made them.
For example, if I want to choose to have a relationship with God, then I can have that. If I choose to be a Christian or a Muslim or a Hindu or a Wiccan, I can. If I choose to get gay-married, I can. If I choose to have an abortion, I can. If I choose to say a silent prayer to my creator in place of pledging my allegiance to a flag, then I can. If I choose to not purchase a firearm, I can.
My choices are my own and my choices have no effect on any other person. Your choices are your own and have no effect on me. You may not agree with my choices and I may disagree with yours, but I will respect your decision to make them just as I expect you to respect my decisions. Our government, thankfully, allows each of us this right.
Linda D. Hall
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