America is engaged in an intense debate not only about the political decisions that will determine the nation’s future, but also about the values that provide the foundation for those decisions. The purpose of this blog is to state the clear fundamental truths upon which this nation was built—which it must adhere to if we are to secure the “Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity” as so hopefully promised in the United States Constitution.
I believe this country has both a divinely guided origin and a divinely appointed destiny. I was raised by parents who were devoutly patriotic and have attempted to pass that heritage on to my children and grandchildren. My own views and values have been strongly influenced by my wife of over forty years, our nine children and now over thirty grandchildren. My guiding desire is that they will enjoy the blessings of freedom and opportunity that were mine.
I believe that there is a Creator of the universe, of this world, and of our inalienable rights. The Declaration of Independence is a perfect statement of the role of government in our lives. I wholeheartedly agree with Gladstone that the United States Constitution “is the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man.” http://www.quotes.net/quote/3589.
I graduated from high school in Arlington, Virginia; from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah with a B.A. in History; and from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctor degree. I worked for several years in New York City at a large firm, and then for decades in the law departments of two major U.S. oil companies. I have lived in large cities and small towns. I have travelled extensively throughout the world both on business and pleasure. All of this has made me treasure deeply the unique heritage and opportunities that our Founding Fathers (and Mothers) provided to us at such great cost to themselves. I believe it is each generation’s duty not to diminish that gift, but rather to preserve and enhance it. Hopefully this blog, one more small voice among many, will assist in that essential effort.