As much as life would be dull without friends, life would be terrible without diversity and free-will. The First Amendment is the first addition to the US Constitution, and the beginning of the ten amendments that make up the Bill of Rights. The rights in this amendment are freedom of speech, the right to a free press, freedom to practice any religion, the right to peaceful assembly, and the right to petition the government.
We in the free world are truly blessed.
A day doesn’t pass without us reading or hearing of the injustices in the world. I think it so sad that so many go without the basic rights that we in the free world take for granted each and every day.
Imagine having your whole life censored; imagine getting by in a country where your every step is under strict scrutiny, where you are unable to speak your mind, where you live in fear of your own government, of the soldiers who might just decide to come and take you away without the right to a trial, for quite simply being you. It doesn’t really bear thinking about, does it?
The free world is under threat today, in more ways than one. I suppose the obvious threat right now is coming from North Korea. North Korea was created after Korea split up at the end of the Korea War. It is a hereditary dictatorship, and one of the most xenophobic countries in the world. It’s also one of the poorest and yet is in possession of nuclear weapons.
Kim Jong il was the supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) from 1994 until his death in 2011. I think he was probably most known for his, unauthorized nuclear weapons program and a general craziness that surrounded him. He died on December 17th, 2011.
Until part three…