Editorial: Celebrating America’s freedom

Amid the turmoil that is America in 2017, there is much to be grateful for.

We have the best military in the world. They have the best training and the finest equipment. They stand guard to make sure that our response to an attack would be so overwhelming that no one would dare a direct assault.

We have great resources. Our farmers feed the world. Our energy companies give us unparalleled access to electricity. America has hills, mountains, lakes, rivers and so much that contributes to our way of life.

Despite the onslaught of Obamacare, America has the best health care in world. World leaders come here for treatment that they can’t get anywhere else.

We have entrepreneurs and innovation that has no match elsewhere. Americans have invented so much of what we consider basic to our lives. We have exported our capitalism to the benefit of millions.

Americans are the most generous people on the planet. When disaster strikes anywhere, Americans and U.S. charities respond in major ways.

But the most important asset of America is our freedom.

Because of the wisdom of our founders, our government is imbedded with the God-given rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Few people in the world enjoy such freedom.

Our freedoms are in jeopardy as we celebrate the birth of our nation. Confiscatory taxation, the attack on religious freedom and destruction of life in the mother’s womb have been targeted. These freedoms bought with the blood of our ancestors can be lost. It’s time for America to change course and return to the tradition Judeo-Christian values that established our nation.

The Fourth of July would be a good time to start.