Renewing America’s Promise

“What the American people want is very simple. They want an America as good as its promise.” Barbara Jordan
On July 4, 1776 – the Declaration of Independence was adopted as the foundational document of the United States of America, the culmination of many years of thought, dialogue, change and struggle. Our country’s founders put their names and lives on the line to form a nation based on an original, revolutionary idea – that it is self-evident all people are created equal, that they are endowed by Nature’s God with certain inalienable rights, among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. When Thomas Jefferson articulated the core philosophy of this new country he drew on ideals of individual liberty drawn from the Magna Carta, Enlightenment philosophers, the Iroquois Confederacy and others. He took current ideas in the hearts and minds of the American people and applied them to the present situation. Continue Reading