As we celebrate our independence today I wonder what are we celebrating? Our we celebrating what the revolutionist fought for many years ago, or are we celebrating the new age socialism that is not America…. In today’s echo I bring a talk that was given over 40 years ago warning us about what we are seeing today. President Ezra Taft Benson gave a remarkable talk about standing up for freedom. Are you standing up for Freedom? Are you holding true to the values that made America great? Or are you caving in to the pressures of society to be “politically correct”? Remember that truth is truth just like gravity is gravity. We can act as though it doesn’t exist but jump off a 100 ft cliff and you will only confirm it’s truth. The same is true for commandments of God. You may think you have proven them wrong for a time but eventually you will only validate their truthfulness. I hope as we celebrate this 4th of July we will each become more driven to stand up for the freedom this land was built upon.