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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

“Each of us has a natural right, from God, to defend his person, his liberty, and his property.”, Frederic Bastiat, "The Law"

In the days of yore, like a couple of years ago, people of faith were allowed to exercise their religious beliefs in the public square. Our rights of conscience were protected. The people were not forced to participate in evil. We were not plundered and thereby forced to pay tribute to Venus. Those days may be over.

There are some new cowboys in town. Their hats are a bit different than Rooster Cogburn or Blondie. And unlike The Man with No Name, the guys have all signed on. Their names are right there for all to see. Bold Leonidas may have had 300. Today’s the number is 447. Unlike those 300 free Greeks that carried shield and spear, these guys have crosiers.

Fortnight - "the space of fourteen nights and days; two weeks"

It brings us back and takes us to another place in time. It is an older word that reminds us that freedom has never been cheap, has always been trampled upon, and must always be defended.

Today, it is us. Tomorrow it will be you. Stop the HHS mandate.

“Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.” Frederic Bastiat, "The Law"