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Fortnight For Freedom: Great Family of Man

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These communities, by their representatives in old Independence Hall, said to the whole world of men: “We 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.” This was their majestic interpretation of the economy of the Universe. This was their lofty, and wise, and noble understanding of the justice of the Creator to His creatures. [Applause.] Yes, gentlemen, to all His creatures, to the whole great family of man. In their enlightened belief, nothing stamped with the Divine image and likeness was sent into the world to be trodden on, and degraded, and imbruted by its fellows. They grasped not only the whole race of man then living, but they reached forward and seized upon the farthest posterity. They erected a beacon to guide their children and their children’s children, and the countless myriads who should inhabit the earth in other ages. Wise statesmen as they were, they knew the tendency of prosperity to breed tyrants, and so they established these great self-evident truths, that when in the distant future some man, some faction, some interest, should set up the doctrine that none but rich men, or none but white men, were entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, their posterity might look up again to the Declaration of Independence and take courage to renew the battle which their fathers began — so that truth, and justice, and mercy, and all the humane and Christian virtues might not be extinguished from the land; so that no man would hereafter dare to limit and circumscribe the great principles on which the temple of liberty was being built.

Abraham Lincoln, August 17, 1858

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

One Comment

  1. The Temple of Liberty will survive.
    Obama – Clinton – Trump. They will bow before Thee…now or at the hour of Judgement .

    We have a good and gracious God. Rich in mercy and patience beyond human ability. He will teach as He chastises, yet He will extend forgiveness to those who are contrite of heart.

    “Wise statesmen as they were, they knew the tendency of prosperity to breed tyrants, and so they established these great self evident truths, that when in the distant future, some man, some faction, some interest, should set up the doctrine that none but rich men, or none but white men, were entitled to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, their prosperity might look up again to the Declaration of Independence, and TAKE COURAGE To renew the battle which their fathers began – so that TRUTH, and Justice, and Mercy and all the humane and Christian virtues might not be extinguished from the land; so that no man would hereafter dare to limit and circumscribe the great principals on which the Temple of Liberty was being built.”

    My God! The emphasis added is for your WORK to be accomplished regardless of the tyranny that threatens your work. Not regardless, rather in defiance of the tyranny that is set to try to destroy your Great Work, AMERICA.

    With YOU great God, we will not bow to hypocrites that claim your authority yet despise your commandments, rather we will stand fast aginist these liars who wish to rule over you and your people. We will rise up to defend Religious Freedom and the Christian Church which you founded after nine evenings of prayer in the upper room so many years ago. We will never give in or up. We will sacrifice our lives since we are yours, and our lives are only granted us by your decree and your power. We will be worthy of the Name, Christian. We will abide by you, our Creator since we are yours..your creatures, your children and your witnesses in this time, our time to stand with you! We stand! We will not fail you. We will proclaim your greatness with our inferiority…since it is in our weaknesses that your power is evident. With you great God, we will never be defeated, since the kingdom we proclaim is everlasting and yours forever. A kingdom that will never end. Your kingdom come…NOW and forever..Amen.

    The distant future Abraham Lincoln spoke of is here. It is now.

    America.
    Happy birthday.
    We won’t let you down!

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