Thankful during the holidays for being at home with family in a free state

Jeff Brower of DeLeon Springs / Volusia County, FL / guest blogger / Headline Surfer®By Jeff Brower
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DAYTONA BEACH -- It is Christmas Eve and I am thankful for the freedom and liberty God has given our family by placing us in a free state. Yet, I can not dismiss the concern I feel each day for the very present reality of our God given liberties being stripped from our daily lives by a few compromised men and women who seek to increase their own power, privilege, and position.

I am regularly criticized for regularly criticizing "our" side in the battle to restore liberty. The truth is I no longer have a side in politics. Neither of the two controlling parties represent constitutional restraint, love of individual freedom, minimal government intrusion, or minding our own business.

I am regularly criticized for regularly criticizing "our" side in the battle to restore liberty. The truth is I no longer have a side in politics. Neither of the two controlling parties represent constitutional restraint, love of individual freedom, minimal government intrusion, or minding our own business.

I find I am no longer able to buy the self-fulfilling prophecy that we must support the "right" political side and accept its brand of tyranny because that is the only way to make progress.

I am having trouble justifying that false proposition to my children and grandchildren as we study history and observe our current political environment. But, while I may not have a side, I do have a home.

It is the same home established by our founding families that left everything in Europe to plant, water, and fertilize their dream of liberty, self determination based on God reliance, and the will to work to keep it so. The will to work to keep it so.

That is the home in which I am just a child.

Editor's Note: This was initially written by Volusia County resident Jeffrey S. Brower on his Facebook page and published on Headline Surfer® with his permission. Brower , husband of  Terri for 26 years and father of nine children, is an EMT with the Volusia County Beach Patrol.   He received his BS degree in Agriculture/Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Florida in 1979.  Brower also has been an organic farmer since 1990, and a sales and marketing manager for a FernTrust (group of ornamental nursery growers)  He is the owner-operater of Organic by Design, LLC, a landscape services company and a Kinsey Agricultural Soil Consultant. Brower also is  president of WoodStone Creations, a hardscape construction company and owner Florida Seal Pro, a paver repair, restoration, preservation, and beautification company, the latter two companies locatyed in DeLeon Springs
 
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Agradecido durante las vacaciones para estar en casa con la familia en un estado libre

Por Jeff Brower
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DAYTONA BEACH - Es la víspera de Navidad y estoy agradecido por la libertad y la libertad que Dios le ha dado a nuestra familia por lo que nos sitúa en un estado libre. Sin embargo, no puedo descartar la preocupación que siento cada día para los muy presente la realidad de nuestras libertades dadas por Dios de ser despojados de nuestra vida cotidiana por un puñado de hombres y mujeres comprometidos que buscan aumentar su propio poder, el privilegio y posición.

Me critican regularmente por criticar regularmente lado "nuestro" en la lucha para restaurar la libertad. La verdad es que ya no tengo un lado en la política.

Me critican regularmente por criticar regularmente lado "nuestro" en la lucha para restaurar la libertad. La verdad es que ya no tengo un lado en la política.

Ninguno de los dos partidos que controlan representan la restricción constitucional, el amor de la libertad individual, la intrusión gubernamental mínima o cuidando nuestro propio negocio.

Me parece que ya no soy capaz de comprar la profecía autocumplida que debemos apoyar la parte política "correcta" y aceptar su marca de la tiranía, porque esa es la única manera de progresar.

Estoy teniendo problemas para justificar esa falsa proposición a mis hijos y nietos a medida que estudiamos la historia y observamos nuestro entorno político actual. Pero, si bien puede que no tenga un lado, tengo una casa.

Es la misma casa establecida por nuestras familias fundadoras que dejaron todo en Europa para plantar, regar y fertilizar su sueño de la libertad, la autodeterminación basado en Dios la confianza y la voluntad de trabajar para mantenerla así. La voluntad de trabajar para mantenerla así.

Esa es la casa en la que yo soy sólo un niño.

Nota del Editor: Este fue escrito por el residente del Condado de Volusia Jeffrey S. Brower en su página de Facebook y publica en Encabezado Surfer ® con su permiso. Brower, esposo de Terri durante 26 años y padre de nueve hijos, es un EMT con la Patrulla de la playa del condado de Volusia. Recibió su licenciatura en Agricultura / Horticultura Ornamental de la Universidad de Florida en 1979. Brower también ha sido un agricultor orgánico desde 1990, y un gerente de ventas y marketing para una FernTrust (grupo de viveristas ornamentales) Él es el dueño-operater of Organic by Design, LLC, una compañía de servicios de jardinería y un Consultor de Suelos Kinsey Agrícola. Brower también es presidente de WOODSTONE Creations, una empresa de construcción de elementos sólidos y propietario de la Florida Sello Pro, una reparación de la pavimentadora, restauración, preservación y embellecimiento de la empresa, las dos últimas empresas locatyed en DeLeon resortes
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