"Let Freedom Ring!"
"Proclaim Liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof." -Leviticus 25:10 and inscribed upon the Liberty Bell
The first Official Seal of the United States depicts the Jews crossing the Red Sea with the sacred idea of the Maccabean Revolt (roughly 2200 years ago) written around the image: "Resistance to Tyranny is Obedience to God." This was the seal recommended by Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and many others.
Since our nation's birth, people have built their worldview upon this foundational principle... including great leaders such as Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony and Martin Luther King... the idea that "Liberty" is the gift of our Creator. Were the Founders right in penning such notions? Were those who followed correct in embracing this concept as an everlasting truth? If so, these "self-evident truths" must still be operational today... right?
For every child who asks a question, who seeks an answer, who longs for a purpose... who yearns to soar... Let Freedom Ring! Tragically, children are now the American citizens who have their birthright of Liberty consistently removed from the public sphere, especially in our public schools serving 95% of our nation's children. In not allowing the essential bedrock of Liberty, children are marginalized from the great ideas that inspire critical thinking as well as build moral imagination.
Antagonists always spout the "straw man" of "religion," but what "religion" has exclusive possession of the nomenclature of our Founders, "Creator?" Clearly, "Creator" can mean a host of things... actually, it could mean anything... and that's perfectly fine. This transcendent terminology only provides open access to a greater metanarrative... the innate quest for meaning and purpose... and more, a framework for how a cornucopia of data might fit into a larger framework of reality, a worldview. This matter is not about the inculcation of "religion." Such notions are intellectually fraudulent. Rather, it is about the suppression of Freedom! This Bill does not coerce, suppress, or intimidate anyone! Rather, it opens the doors of Freedom to everyone!
The prevailing paradigm is a needless crime against all that is Right and Good... with millions of children being the victims of the soulless and selfish manipulations by the darkest of hearts. However, it doesn't have to be this way. It's actually very simple: Is the Declaration of Independence an outdated lie or a wellspring of virtue? If the latter, its ideas should never be dismissed... and certainly not disallowed! The "Foundations of Liberty Act" restores America's moral compass... the ideas so rightly employed by all who cherish "Unalienable Rights," "Life," and "Liberty!"
For every enduring principle (e.g., "Laws of Nature" and "Self-evident Truth"), coherence demands that there be a prerequisite Source... one thankfully made unambiguously clear in our Founding Charter, The Declaration of Independence. "Let Freedom Ring!"
Here is the Foundations of Liberty Act:
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." - Matthew 5:14-15