As you gather around the barbeque or celebrate with family and friends this weekend, take a few minutes to reflect on how great it is to live in America. We enjoy freedoms that other parts of the world envy.

At the same time, think about how much freedom you are willing to give up to the government. We see more and more government intrusion in our daily lives, and we quietly allow it to happen. Too many fought to give us the freedoms we enjoy today for us to just allow these freedoms to be taken away.

God bless you and your family this Independence Day, and I pray God will continue to show His favor on this country.

Let Freedom Ring!