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By Guest Editorial Greg Howell
Pastor Community Grace Brethren Church 

Cherish the most important freedom of them all


I have seen the small chamber where the Second Continental Congress met early in the summer of 1776. The guide told us that the room was very warm because they kept the windows shuttered so that curious citizens (and Tories) wouldn’t know what was being deliberated. It must have been uncomfortable physically and emotionally to sever all ties with the known, and launch out into the totally unknown of self-governance, and begin the “American Experiment.”

I think the Founders would be very pleased that the American Experiment lasted this long nearly totally intact. But I also feel that they would be disappointed to see so much strife caused by self-interest. The beauty of Liberty is a...

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