by Frank Fluckiger, National Chairman
4 July 2014
I must admit the Fourth of July is just about my favorite time of year: back yard barbecues bring together friends and family, and the squeals of children as the fireworks go off are as exciting as the booms themselves.
It’s a day of contrasts too.
My beliefs in the wise and courageous leadership of the Founding Fathers are on my mind today, especially as I read the news headlines:
Private contractors have netted $138 Billion from the Iraq War; Halliburton is first on the list with $39.5 billion in profits — Vice President Cheney served as the company’s Chairman and CEO from 1995 to 2000.
Judges in Indiana and Kentucky have ordered same sex “marriages” to be legalized; a Florida judge is considering the same — that state already allows gays to adopt children.
With what seems like an endless stream of bad news, comes the hope of how and why our nation was founded. John Quincy Adams said:
“In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior. The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity.”
And Thomas Paine wrote what should be the rallying cry for every supporter of the Constitution Party:
“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”
This day belongs to everyone who understands and appreciates the true meaning and the vital importance of the Constitution.
That’s why I know you will enjoy the celebration to its fullest.