In reading Bishop Jackson letter I am reminded of another black leader who said:
Our life begins to end
When we become silent
About things that matter…MLK
Bishop E W Jackson
I believe with every fiber of my being that the fate of our nation hangs in the balance. Our country is sliding into socialism, bankruptcy and moral chaos. More than once my wife has turned to me to say, “What are you going to do about it?” I put that same question to you. What are you going to do about it?
I have an answer. Join STAND. We are unifying Americans around the Judeo-Christian principles which can save our country, because they are the principles which built it. Those principles are being lost. It is time to take a STAND, before it is too late!
Men have fought, bled and died under the banner of the Red, White and Blue. Yet we now have a President who thought it appropriate during his campaign to refuse to wear the American Flag lapel pin. Could we actually have a President who is anti-American?
He is certainly proving to be anti-Israel. He has made the settlements in Judea and Samaria the key issue in the Middle East peace negotiations. This is a reversal of past policy and a betrayal of a Presidential understanding with Israel outlined in letters between President Bush to Ariel Sharon in 2004.
Electing Barack Obama as President was one of the worst mistakes in American electoral history. We must correct it at the ballot box in 2010 by voting leftists out of office and in 2012 by voting him out.
If each of us will take a STAND, we will have a network of millions! It will take many of us giving and working together to save our country. We need organizers, issues activists and people with Internet savvy. Tell every friend you know. If we work together we can win this fight before election day ever arrives. Educating and winning the hearts of the American people is the key to defeating the socialists.
The vision of being “One Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” is nearly lost. We have allowed liberals to balkanize us into racial and ethnic groups. STAND calls on all Americans to stop using hyphenated phrases such as African-American, Irish-America, Italian-American, Jewish-American, Mexican-American or any such construct. Let us call ourselves Americans. My ancestors came from Africa, but I am an American and proud of it.
We are blessed to be citizens of the United States of America, the most prosperous nation in the world. We have more freedom and opportunity than any people in history. Ours is a nation of industry and innovation; of creativity and productivity; of opportunity and prosperity; of decency and generosity; of noble ideals and courageous people; of laws and not of men; and of remarkable ability to correct itself! In our darkest hours, Americans have prayed, fasted and repented and the favor of God has been poured out upon us.
But is this the nation our children are learning about? Is this the nation depicted in our history books? So often we are portrayed as greedy capitalists, racists and exploiters. The truth is that we are a nation of manifest destiny! Many of our citizens feel comfortable blaming America first. We must restore the legacy of “American Exceptionalism” for our children and grandchildren. We do not owe the world an apology. The world owes us a debt of thanks.
We must again celebrate our Judeo-Christian foundations. We must honor rather than denigrate our country; bless it rather than blame it for everything that is wrong in the world. The American History Month which we propose will commemorate the patriotism, sacrifice and wisdom of our Founding Fathers and the many heroes of our nation.
We have been bequeathed a great treasure, and it must be given the honor it deserves. It is time for a rebirth of American faith and freedom. God gave us this country, and by His grace, we must preserve it. Our Founding Fathers pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to establish this nation. We must do the same to keep it. It is time to take a STAND!
God bless you, and may God continue to bless the United States of America.
For God & Country,
E.W. Jackson Sr.