AboutA bit of history regarding the I Love Freedom project.
Thanks for visiting the I Love Freedom website! This blog is the rebirth of a project first launched in 1998 by Angie Dixon, then 15 years old, as a personal project to explore what people thought about personal freedom. Through a website designed and operated by her dad, Mark Dixon, she invited people from all over the world to share their “Testimonies of Freedom.” During the next couple of years, people from nearly every state in the United States and several countries around the world had shared their thoughts about freedom for posting on the site. Mark also added a rich collection of reference material about freedom and patriotism.
However, maintaining the site with manual HTML editing methods proved to be too time-consuming, so we took a hiatus for a few years. Starting in July, 2009, Mark re-launched the site in WordPress blog format.
The basic principles upon which the I Love Freedom project is based are simple, but timeless and profound:
- Liberty. Freedom is a basic human right ordained by God. The Declaration of Independence boldly proclaims that people “are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” We each have the innate right to choose how to think, speak, live, worship and act, according to the dictates of personal conscience.
- Responsibility. Each of us is responsible for our personal choices and actions and the consequences that follow. Freedom to act does not include freedom to alter the consequences of our actions. Therefore, personal freedom has an inextricable connection to personal responsibility. We cannot abdicate this responsibility to governments or other institutions.
- Patriotism. The democratic republic of the United States of America, founded upon a constitution inspired by God, still represents the very best framework for political and social freedom in the world. We must be stalwart in defense of this greatest of all experiments in human freedom.
- Courage. The well-worn phrase “Freedom isn’t Free” is true. Freedom requires courage, sacrifice, hard work and endurance. Countless brave men and women have given their lives to provide the freedoms we have today. We must make sure they did not die in vain by courageously standing tall in defense of freedom.
The I Love Freedom project is not affiliated with any political party or organization. We recognize that differences of opinion on the topic of freedom do and will exist. We only hope that the dialogue will be civil and respectful, focusing on the foundation principles of freedom that are so integral to our human character.
Thanks again for taking the time to visit with us. We invite you to participate in this project to celebrate and promote the God-given privilege of personal freedom throughout the world.
The Mark and Claudia Dixon family