Monday, May 2, 2011

The Cost of Freedom Has Been Paid...

We waited a long time for the demise of OBL

Last night Geraldo Rivera had a spark of insight, when he was first on television news to suggest that the president's late Sunday evening announcement was not about the death or capture of Muammar Qaddafi, but about the death of Usama Bin Laden.

Well, Geraldo guessed right.

The 10 years we've waited to get this Al Qaedan terrorist has been a long in coming. However, it was worth it.

There was a climax to be had, and it was seen in the happy, jubilant faces of all those kids celebrating across from the White House and at Ground Zero, in the early hours waving flags and the "V" signs for victory.

With all that celebrating beaming from those young faces, I was reminded how fortunate they are, and I am, that we still have the freedom to pursue life, liberty and happiness ...and to celebrate our God-given rights to free speech. Many across the globe do not share any of these God-given gifts.

I was also reminded that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness comes at a cost. Last night OBL paid the price ...for our liberty. Otherwise, we would have born the price of it once again ...somewhere ...someplace we did on September 11, 2001.

Osama Bin Laden wanted to take away our freedoms. He looked to both control us, or destroy us. Unfortunately, he sort of got his way, when our government decided that for our security we be treated like terrorist want-to-be's to be searched, scanned and felt up before we were allowed to travel. For this reason alone, I'm quite happy to know that OBL is now fish food for the ages.

The question now of course is, "How long we'll continue to have our dignity robbed from us in return for our security, because of those who remain sympathetic to OBL's objectives?"

Regardless, will still have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of freedom, and I'm happy God has validated our pursuit of one small happiness that allows us life and liberty ...and that is ...the death of Usama Bin Laden.

Praise God Almighty!