As I stand with my hand over my heart for the passing flag in tomorrow’s parade, I will be thinking of my freedom to choose whether or not to do so.
The Pledge of Allegiance and the 11th Article of Faith
One of the perks of living in the “land of the free” is that I get to write whatever I want in this blog, without fear of penalty. Another perk is that I get to worship however I choose (or not) without fear of retribution. This means that I can join any religion, and practice any religion, or not, depending on my own personal convictions. With or without religion, there are many people out there who have made a place for God in their lives. There are also many who have chosen not to make a place for God in their lives. Having true freedom means that whatever choice is made, there will be no penalties. No retribution.
And my own religion supports these freedoms. When the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was still quite young, Joseph…
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