Delegate Bob Marshal and Rita Dunaway on our Fight for Freedom


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We are celebrating the 235th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence that was approved in 1776. It was a long and bloody battle, and our forefathers paid a heavy price for our independence and for the freedoms we enjoy — and often take for granted — today.

However, the fight for freedom is never-ending. It must be fought by every generation, and we are no exception. Indeed, we face today a grave and growing threat to these freedoms in many different areas: religion, politics, economics, speech — and deadly terrorism. Who is leading these attacks, who is fighting to protect us — and how can I help?

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To help us understand that better, Valley Faith in Action host Dean Welty speaks with Delegate Bob Marshall and Rita Dunaway, consulting attorney with the Rutherford Institute.

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VFIA 202 – The Fight for Freedom in America Today from Dean Welty on Vimeo.

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About the Author

Dean Welty
Dean Welty is Founder and Director of the Valley Family Forum, a network of families in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia that works to defend and advance issues of Life, Faith, Family, and Freedom in the culture and in the public square. He has developed and led numerous seminars on “America’s Godly Heritage” and “Capstone: The Christian’s Role in Culture and Public Policy”, hosted a weekly television program entitled “Valley Faith in Action”, and is co-host of a weekly radio program entitled “Crossroads: Where Faith and Culture Meet”. He is a former public school teacher, overseas missionary, and senior diplomat with assignments in Asia, Washington, New York with the U.S. Mission to the UN, and as a Congressional Fellow on Capitol Hill. Dean and his wife Janet live in Harrisonburg, VA.