When Patrick Henry said, “Give me liberty or give me death,” he wasn’t demanding something, or promising to hold his breath till he turned blue. He understood that the price he would pay to obtain liberty could very well be his life.
Today, society equates liberty with license and fails to understand the cost of that freedom. Kids are taught that if they protect themselves by having safe sex there will be no consequences. They are not told of the consequences of broken hearts, tarnished reputations and in many cases, infertility. Women are told that if they leave their family for the professional freedom, everything will be OK, as long as joint custody is arranged for the kids. They are not told that the cost of that freedom is destroyed self-esteem in their children, and estranged relationships that are never repaired.
Some people don’t realize that by demanding their unbridled freedom, that their cost may be spiritual death. They have distorted Patrick Henry’s noble words . . . Their cause is not greater than themselves, it is themselves.
This is Nina May for the Renaissance Women.