There is nothing more needful besides prayer always and Yoga during this election season. With all the angst, anger, violence, mud slinging and #hashtags, we need to step back and breathe as Cruz encouraged Trump to do.
It’s great to have our first amendment rights to free speech. Free speech doesn’t exclude respect, good behavior, or include stomping on others free speech when we disagree.
Amendment 1 of the Constitution
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.
Since it is lawful to have and express free speech exercising our right to peaceably assemble, it is unlawful to cry free speech while behaving unlawful and violently. Racial, class, and socioeconomic tension is at an all time high in this country.
We must exercise peace, lawfulness, respect for those who hold different views, and appreciate the differences in our society. Why the deep resentment in our country? Why the lawlessness? One candidate mentioned it was because the university professors are inciting this behavior.
I have another viewpoint. Respect, lawfulness, kindness, appreciation for differences in our society begins at home not in our universities. Exercising our rights begins at home.
We need to get back to the basics of love, honor and respect and while most don’t hold this next point, we need God first without defiance.
II Chronicles 7:14 “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”