As Americans we claim to “hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Yet today it seems we have traded our heritage for these unstated truths, that all men are equal, that they have evolved from goo with equal rights, that among these are marriage of anything to anyone, life (after you’ve passed nine months) and the pursuit of our pleasures. We have exchanged the values which this country was founded on for our interpretation of freedom as it best suits the pursuit of our pleasures.
American values, as expressed by our founding fathers, form the basis of government and are embodied in documents like the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson, principal author of the Declaration of Independence, sums up his contemporaries’ values concerning the formation of this great nation:
“The practice of morality being necessary for the well being of society, He (God) has taken care to impress its precepts so indelibly on our hearts that they shall not be effaced by the subtleties of our brain. We all agree in the obligation of the moral principles of Jesus and nowhere will they be found delivered in greater purity than in His discourses(1).”
In this excerpt from Mr. Jefferson’s writing to James Fishback, Jefferson expresses the necessity for Christian morality in the foundation of a functional society. If Jefferson believed that which he stated, his writings, including the Declaration of Independence, must embody this view of morality.
It is sad but true that our current leader does not share these same sentiments. Our leader has repeatedly stated that we “do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.”(2) He has even gone so far as to say America is “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world” even though less than one percent of Americans are Muslims.(3) The president, as the leader of this great nation, has an obligation to act on behalf of American citizens and should base his decisions on their values. Citizens who hold in high esteem the values on which the United States of America was founded must speak out and share their values, lest they be handed over to the history books, never to return again.
At this very moment, you and I face the most difficult challenges this country has ever known. We engage at the dawn or demise of a new era of attacks on our core American values. Just as the attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11th, 2001 created a unifying point for all Americans, who returned to their true American values in the weeks and months that followed, so again must we rally behind the attacks against our core American principles. For example, we are faced with the threats of impending socialism, government control of once private companies such as General Motors, infringement of our freedoms such as our freedom of speech in light of proposed expansion to the hate crimes laws and the list goes on.
The time is nigh when you will be called to make a choice for truth or progressivism, to speak out and defend your freedoms or let them slip away. It is imperative that you take a bold stand for the fundamental freedoms and truths held by the founders of our nation and embodied by its original governance. You must speak out now, or there will be no one left to speak for you.