As the American Declaration of Independence
clearly states, when in the course of human events it becomes necessary
for people to band together and collectively declare their rights and
responsibilities to which the laws of nature and nature's God entitle
and bind them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that
they should disclose the causes which impel them to such.
Therefore let us declare that we still hold these truths to be
self-evident that all men are created equal and are endowed by our
creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But with those rights come responsibilities.
In order to continually experience life, liberty and happiness as
promised, nature's God demands obedience to His law to protect those
rights. This is where we have fallen short and therefore, in order not
to lose the blessings of freedom, the people of the world must turn from
the sole focus on rights, and recognize the inherent and required
responsibilities that we have.
Among the responsibilities to which we must adhere to maintain our God given rights are honor, courage and vigilance. Over time, we believe that these basic human responsibilities have been trampled, and replaced with degradation, fear and apathy.
But when a long train of abuses of the people and conscience by the
media and by other segments of society, pursuing the same path of
reducing them to ridicule, scorn and even sub-human status, it is their
right, it is their DUTY, to peacefully, but vehemently take a stand.
Men want to be king, and the more we concentrate on our rights and
the more we are told not to worry about our responsibilities, the more
we lose our rights.
Just as physics show, for every action there's an equal and opposite
reaction. The time has come to declare that at least for the western
world human rights are generally accepted and moving in the right
direction however a new movement is required a movement of human
The media, politicians and large institutions both academic and
political have been lying to us, and we must demand the truth be told.
With that demand, comes the responsibility that we tell the truth
first, in ourselves. Too many of us delegate our responsibility to the
media…and too many believe there is no personal responsibility at all.
Political correctness has polluted our language and clouds our every discussion.
What was once accepted as good and right, is now considered bad and
evil, and that which was bad and evil is now presented to the world as
good and decent.
Opposing thoughts or opinions are referred to as crazy, insane,
non-factual and utterly without merit. Furthermore, we are told, they
should not even be heard.
Now, the time has come to take a stand by exhibiting the traits – honor, courage and vigilance.
What is honor? It is being honest in all of our dealings. It is
showing loyalty and fairness, and being a beacon of integrity in all our
beliefs and actions. It is showing respect for others.
Ruth honored Naomi when she told her that she would not leave her.
That she would go wherever Naomi went, that she would live where Naomi
lived and die where Naomi died. Her God would be Naomi's God.
Courage is the ability to face danger, criticism or scorn – not
without fear, but while overcoming fear to deal with that which comes
When no one else in the Kingdom wanted to face the mighty giant,
Goliath, young David was willing. David must have felt fear at the
sight of his foe, but overcame it, and courageously vanquished his
Vigilance is being watchful for all forms of treachery and tyranny,
lies and deceit. The person in the watchtower, waiting all night,
suddenly sounding the alarm that the enemy is coming. The careful
observer of the markets and economies who proclaims to the world, all is
not well, there is trouble ahead and the outspoken critic of the
powerful, going against societies' grain, warning that all is not as
we're being told. These are the vigilant.
We implore all people to stand with these characteristics – honor, courage and vigilance.
To that end, we must restore honor in our own lives. Seek after the
truth. Declare right now, that no longer will we simply accept what is
told us by the media or anyone else.
The media has the responsibility to tell the truth, we have the responsibility to learn it.
Stand with courage, even if it means the end of our jobs, the end of our positions in life…or even the end of our very lives.
We must have the courage to be peaceful, while recognizing the courage
to defend and respond to threats and/or attacks when necessary.
Turn the other cheek when possible.
We must be vigilant. We must think the unthinkable. The holocaust
occurred because no one could imagine it, but evil never sleeps, and
neither must we.
As Edmund Burke said, all that is necessary for evil to triumph is
for good men to do nothing. We must DO something. Stand watch. Speak
up. Become involved.
Thus, we the people do hereby declare not only our rights, but do now establish this bill of responsibilities.
1. Because I have the right to choose, I recognize that I am
accountable to God and have the responsibility to keep the 10
commandments in my own life.
2. Because I have the right to worship as I choose, I have
the responsibility to honor the right of others to worship as they see
3. Because I have freedom of speech, I have the
responsibility to defend the speech of others, even if I strongly
disagree with what they're saying.
4. Because I have the right to pursue happiness, I have the
responsibility to show humility and express gratitude for all the
blessings I enjoy and the rights I've been given.
5. Because I have the right to honest and good government I
will seek out honest and just representatives when possible. If I
cannot find one then I accept the responsibility to take that place.
6. Because I have the God given right to liberty, I have the
personal responsibility to have the courage to defend others to be
secure in their persons, lives and property.
7. Because I have the right to equal justice, I will stand for those who are wrongly accused or unjustly blamed.
8. Because I have the right to knowledge, I will be
accountable for myself and my children's education…to live our lives in
such a way that insures the continuation of truth.
9. Because I have the right to pursue my dreams and keep the
fruits of my labor, I have the responsibility to feed, protect and
shelter my family, the less fortunate, the fatherless, the old and
10. Because I have a right to the truth, I will not bear false witness nor will I stand idly by as others do.
Unconditionally, while maintaining my responsibility to compassionately yet fiercely stand against those things that decay the natural rights of all men. And for the support of this declaration, and with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence we mutually pledge to each other our lives, fortunes and sacred honor.