The following was received from Brigitte Gabriel. I can not improve on her statement.
The Declaration of Independence and
Tomorrow, America celebrates the 236th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and its 236th year as an independent nation.
This remarkable document, along with other “founding documents” such as the Massachusetts Body of Liberties, the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, and, of course, the Constitution, stands as a testimony to the uniqueness of America—”American Exceptionalism.”
It is this exceptionalism that has been the magnet for countless immigrants from every corner of the world.
It is this exceptionalism that has undergirded a rugged dedication to freedom.
It is this exceptionalism that has helped America overcome even its greatest flaws, such as slavery.
The ACT! for America motto is “Rising in defense of our security, our liberty and our values.”
In other words, rising in defense of American exceptionalism.
Yesterday’s shocking email—the video of the Muslim mob pelting Christians and the inadequate and ultimately improper police response (threatening the Christians who were being pelted with projectiles)—serves as a reminder of how fragile liberty is.
Freedom of speech is under assault by the forces of radical Islam, from the streets of Dearborn, Michigan, to the halls of the United Nations, where the Organization of Islamic Cooperation continues to press for a resolution that would be incompatible with our first amendment.
Freedom of speech is under assault by government officials, such as those in Dearborn, who in the past have arrested Christians for exercising their rights, and by police officers this year who threatened to arrest, not the Muslims assaulting the Christians, but the Christians who were being assaulted.
Freedom of speech is under assault by the enablers of radical Islam, those pied pipers of political correctness who generally refuse to debate the facts and the issues, instead resorting to name calling and other propaganda techniques to suppress any and all critique of radical Islam.
You who are reading this email are the modern-day “minutemen,” standing in courageous opposition to the tyranny of both radical Islam and its politically correct enablers.
We salute you, and thank you for your love of liberty, love of America, and your support for ACT! for America as we continue to stand firm in the defense of our security, our liberty and our values.
Wake up America lest this be your last Independence Day. The forces both without and within are determined to destroy our liberty and freedom of action.