Happy 245th birthday, America. I am grateful to be part of the celebration. As we prepare for your 250th, I wanted to share the 1776 Report. The digital copy is free at hillsdaleforliberty.com/1776Report.
I believe we are on the cusp of another great civil war in America. This time, it’s a war being fought over ideas. It’s a war over two competing worldviews, one that seeks to revise the truth about America’s history, and the other that seeks to acknowledge its founding flaws without discrediting its founding principles. Frederick Douglass once said, “The Declaration of Independence is the ring-bolt to the chain of your nation’s destiny; so, indeed, I regard it. The principles contained in that instrument are saving principles. Stand by those principles, be true to them on all occasions, in all places, against all foes, and at whatever cost.” Amen, Mr. Douglass.
Would you mind celebrating America’s birthday with me by downloading and reading your free digital copy today? Read it with an open mind and a pure heart. The more people willing to do that, the more likely we can preserve the founding principles of this great country for future generations.
Let us not shrink in our responsibility to become informed citizens in the arena of ideas. Let us embrace what Ronald Regan once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children, what it was once like in the United States where men were free.“
I’m “all-in” President Regan. I believe as you believed that “America is, and always will be, a shining city on a hill.”