Justifying Fraternity

I have chosen fraternity.

Part of living in a free society is the opportunity to make choices. Many other nations in our world take choices away from their citizens. In America, we add new choices every day. New things to do, new things to see, new things to read, new things to eat, new ways to live. I made a choice 10 years ago, which I have never regretted – the choice to be a fraternity man.

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  1. Hey John, this is Graham Taylor, Oregon DU President (we met at UIFI in LA this past summer). I really like what you wrote, and thought it would serve as a good reminder about why we chose to be fraternity men for myself and my brothers. Would you mind if I read it at our next chapter meeting? You can contact me at: gtaylor38@gmail.com

  2. John,

    This is a great post!

  3. I have been a member of phi Delta Theta since I was a freshman. That means I have been a member for 43 years. I have seen, unfortunately my fraternity go from a brotherhood to a social club. I suppose this is what happens in the over populated liberal country.