Monday, October 8, 2012

Free speech

While we were at Lin's Buffet today, the kids and I were talking about the Presidential debates, the upcoming election, etc.  Sarah was getting all riled up until she finally yelled, "Obama stinks!" at a moment when the full restaurant was pretty quiet.  Noah sank down in his chair, mortified, and hissed, "Everyone is looking at us!  You can't just yell that out in a restaurant!"  I told him that, actually, she could, because we are blessed to live in a country where we have freedom of speech.  Then I told them both that we should respect the office of President of this great country, even if the person holding the office "stinks".  Just because disrespecting our President is legal and all too common doesn't mean it's right.  Romans 13:7 tells us to give respect and honor to those who are in authority. 

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