By Keith den Hollander, regional director for the Christian Coalition
Arizona Capitol Times
(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)
America was founded on the principles of liberty and independence. People fled to America for the right to live and worship in freedom. Many lives were lost in that endeavor, and we as a nation should forever be grateful for those who sacrificed for the freedom and liberty, which we enjoy today.
One way we can show our gratitude for our freedoms is to continue to defend them, so those who gave their lives did not sacrifice in vain. To let our liberty and independence be eroded is to shun the sacrifices made, and disrespect the memories of those who paved the way.
Here in Arizona, some are fighting to discourage and punish those who wish to have independence, and in particular, energy independence. We have long enjoyed the right to produce our own goods; whether it’s growing a garden, raising animals, or building our home. Today, there are also opportunities to not only produce our own power, but to strengthen our nation’s independence from globally priced fuels.