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Capitol Hill Brief — The Gift of Liberty

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Where does liberty come from? Think slowly and carefully about it. The answer has far-reaching implications for our relationship to government.

There is a quote inscribed on the wall at the Jefferson Memorial here in Washington, D.C., that always stirs my heart and helps me reflect on the issue.  Thomas Jefferson said:

God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?

He went on:

Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.

There is the key to America’s freedom and liberty — and it is the gift of God!

This week marks 16 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks. As we remember those who lost their lives, let’s strengthen our resolve in the fight for freedom. Visit to stand for freedom today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.