“Let Freedom Ring” — Liberty? Pursuit of Happiness?

By Glen Goodsell

“Let freedom ring,” the immortal words of Martin Luther King Jr. I am not alone in my concern as an American when I feel we have strayed far from the foundations of our Constitution and the roots of the brave men, women and families who gave everything for the freedoms we enjoy. I ask every living soul to read and seriously consider these sacred words from our Declaration of Independence –

“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. – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, – That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it.”

I am very concerned. I believe each one of us needs to be concerned and more importantly take a stand.

I recently saw a news ticker on a major television network with the following statement related to education. “This is something (education) that only the national government can solve,” (by President Obama). I was stunned. This statement is at the root of the vision Barack Obama and his allies have for our nation. They don’t believe in us as a people. They would see the basis of this nation, which is based on individual freedoms and God given rights, replaced by a mass of confusion and government regulation. Who do they think we are? Do you see anything our government runs that comes close to the efficiency of free enterprise?

Signatories to The Declaration of Independence

The America I know is very different from the view of our current President – Barack Obama. I see amazing and diverse people every day who are dedicated to each other and family. I see entrepreneurs who work hard and want to provide opportunity for others. I see people of purpose who are willing to sacrifice for one another. I see people of intelligence who if released from the bondage of debt and encumbrances of a government out of control will drive a great revolution and economic recovery.

I look to the words of Thomas Jefferson.

“On every question of construction, (let us) carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”

I assure you our Founding Fathers see the tangled web our government has become contrary to any intent our Founding Fathers envisioned.

We have given four years to an experiment that has failed us entirely. I go back to Obama’s statement, “This is only something the national government can solve.” Are you kidding! We need our freedom. We need complete change. We need a government that you and I barely know exists. We need leaders that will ensure the rights our Constitution guarantees – “Secure the Blessing of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”

I can honestly say that over the past four years our freedoms and God given rights have been strangled. Do I believe another four years under the present watchman will bring us closer to the freedoms we were “endowed by (our) Creator” -absolutely not. Are you willing to entrust our freedoms to a watchman who openly believes and promotes “this is something only the national government can solve.”?

The choice is clear – one that brings us further from the ideals of our Founding Fathers or one that puts us on a path of recovery and the freedoms that are “unalienable.” I believe Mitt Romney gives us that opportunity.

U.S. Constitution Day: Romney Will Defend Constitutional Principles Which Secure Liberty

Did you remember?

Mitt Romney did.

It’s the day we remember one of the greatest statements ever written on human liberty…

It’s Constitution Day!

Governor Romney:

Today we celebrate the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution and the ideals and principles on which this country was founded.

As president, I will adhere to and defend those principles, which have secured the blessings of liberty and served as the foundation for the greatest nation the Earth has ever known.

The United States Constitution is the bastion upon which the United States of America stands. Back in 1787, John Adams described the Constitution as being ”the greatest single effort of national deliberation the world has ever seen.”

From Matthew Spalding, Ph.D., Vice President, American Studies and Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics:

To this day, … the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution serve not only as powerful beacons to all those who strive for liberty and seek to vindicate the principles of self-government, but also as a warning to tyrants and despots everywhere. They are the highest achievements of our political tradition…

When was the last time you read the Constitution?

Learn more here.

If you stand with our Founding Fathers, care about getting America back on track, care about preserving freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and an America where civil society flourishes, you must support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.



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★ Remembering U.S. Constitution Day ★ Mitt Romney Central

Even though it’s not a federal public holiday, we couldn’t let the day pass without recognizing that today is

Constitution Day!


In the sultry summer of 1787, America’s founding document was written at the Constitutional Convention which has held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in what we now know as Independence Hall. The Framers of the Constitution consisted of 55 men who were each possessed of strong opinions on governance. They were bound together by a solemn conviction of the historic duty which lay in their hands. They came together to bravely craft the creedal document that would lay the foundation of our Republic.

Independence Hall, Philadelphia 1776 by Currier and Ives



“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common Defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” ★ Preamble



Our U.S. Constitution stands as a testimony for those who founded our nation and their belief in limited federal government power. For 223 years, the truths they sacrificed their all for have survived. Consequently, America has become the bastion for freedom across the earth. Today, our Constitution is at risk. On this Constitution Day, September 17, 2010, let us recommit ourselves to do all within our power to uphold and protect the principles that lovers of liberty, throughout our nation’s history, have fought so hard to preserve.

What does this document mean to you?

Signers of U.S. Constitution 1787

The U.S. Constitution – a reason to celebrate!


To read more about the U.S. Constitution click here.

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Jon McNaughton: New Painting on U.S. Constitution, Obama, The Forgotten Man

Talented artist Jon McNaughton has captured on canvas his interpretation of how America’s Founding Fathers would feel about our nation’s diminished Constitution and Barack Obama’s assault against our Republic’s founding document. With careful brushstrokes, McNaughton depicts the 44 presidents of the United States and The Forgotten Man. Here is video (which has gone viral) of McNaughton’s portrait story:

The Forgotten Man – Artist Jon McNaughton


Video editor of The Forgotten man, Seth Adam Smith, characterizes this profound painting:

Against the background of a darkening sky, all of the past Presidents of the United States gather before the White House, as if to commemorate some great event. In the left hand corner of the painting sits a man. That man, with his head bowed appears distraught and hopeless as he contemplates his future. Some of the past Presidents try to console him while looking in the direction of the modern Presidents as if to say, “What have you done?” Many of these modern Presidents, seemingly oblivious to anything other than themselves, appear to be congratulating each other on their great accomplishments. In front of the man, paper trash is blowing in the wind. Crumpled dollar bills, legislative documents, and, like a whisper—the U.S. Constitution beneath the foot of Barack Obama.

Take a few moments to appreciate/analyze McNaughton’s thought-provoking masterpiece by clicking here. (Artwork is interactive; scroll and click over the figures to learn more.)

The Forgotten Man has also been featured on:
9/9/10 – FoxNation.com
9/9/10 – Glenn Beck’s The Blaze.
9/7/10 – Michelle Malkin’s blog.

★ If you like what you see, please pass this on!

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One Nation Under God

3517189322_5b7ab58f4bGiven all that is taking place in America, including yesterday’s approval vote of the Affordable Health Care for America Act H.R. 3962 (words that smear lipstick on a pig!) in the House of Representatives, it’s good to step back and reflect on the BIG picture. With that in mind, I want to share an interactive link to a magnificent piece of art that captures the tipping point in which we Americans now find ourselves.

Characterized as what may be the most important new painting of the 21st century, Artist Jon McNaughton’s One Nation Under God came as inspiration to him in the middle of the 2008 elections. The research for this amazing new work took McNaughton about six months to complete; the actual painting was a four month effort. According to the artist, he “had one shot at this and he had to get it right.”

Artist McNaughton describes his painting: “Christ is holding up the U.S. Constitution while behind him are the Founding Fathers and other patriotic heroes from the past two centuries speaking to us from the dust. (Note the symbolism of  dust at their feet.) They are asking us to remember the foundation of our country’s greatness and the liberties defined under the Constitution.”

Summarizing One Nation Under God as something “that would make people talk and think,” McNaughton emphasizes that he doesn’t want people to conclude from his painting that everyone in America has to be a Christian.  He wants his painting to express the origin of our nation’s strength.

Feast your eyes upon One Nation Under God here. Rich in symbolism, it includes over 60 images, including 40 patriotic heroes. McNaughton also depicts figures that lean toward socialism – which is contrary to his belief in the U.S. Constitution. As you run your cursor over each image, a description and reason why it was included in the painting is revealed on the right-hand side of your screen. Taking time to ponder this painting – even down to the scattered papers on the steps – will evoke feelings of deep appreciation for our beloved Republic, the United States Constitution, and the blessings of freedom. It also reminds that our independence and freedoms are eroding. It calls us to action.

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“…We can be deeply thankful that we live in a land where reason and religion are friends and allies in the cause of liberty, joined against the evils and dangers of the day. And you can be certain of this: Any believer in religious freedom, any person who has knelt in prayer to the Almighty, has a friend and ally in me. And so it is for hundreds of millions of our countrymen: We do not insist on a single strain of religion — rather, we welcome our nation’s symphony of faith.

Recall the early days of the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia, during the fall of 1774. With Boston occupied by British troops, there were rumors of imminent hostilities and fears of an impending war. In this time of peril, someone suggested that they pray. But there were objections. They were too divided in religious sentiments, what with Episcopalians and Quakers, Anabaptists and Congregationalists, Presbyterians and Catholics.

Then Sam Adams rose, and said he would hear a prayer from anyone of piety and good character, as long as they were a patriot. And so together they prayed, and together they fought, and together, by the grace of God, they founded this great nation.

In that spirit, let us give thanks to the divine author of liberty. And together, let us pray that this land may always be blessed with freedom’s holy light.

God bless this great land, the United States of America.

May we never tire in upholding life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness while defending our United States Constitution.
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