239 years later, the defense of the principles embodied by the Declaration of Independence is just as critical as in the summer of 1776. These courageous patriots sought the guidance of an Almighty God as they fought and sacrificed to create the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
Let us honor the fearless men and women who protected the nation born in 1776, and continue to do so that the freedoms we enjoy are passed from generation to generation.
Remember with us Thomas Jefferson’s charge to the nation in 1826 on the 50th anniversary of our Independence Day, “…let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them.”
Have a safe and blessed 4th of July!
The 2nd Vote Team
2nd Vote Stands with Religious and Cultural Leaders for 1st Amendment Rights
On Wednesday, 2nd Vote joined ten other organizations at the steps of the Supreme Court for a press conference addressing the ramifications of the Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage.
Here are some highlights of 2nd Vote’s remarks:
“Earlier this year, 379 companies and organizations signed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to overturn state laws protecting traditional marriage. Many of these companies are financial sponsors of some of the largest groups that have lobbied for same-sex marriage such as the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD. The fact that few corporations have publicly supported traditional marriage is evidence that conservatives, people of faith and people of conscience have not held businesses accountable for their advocacy.”
“…we believe that it is imperative for values-minded individuals to engage the culture in all facets of life to restore the Constitutional assurances that all may live by their faith.”
“…we must use our spending habits to influence a change in corporate attitudes on the issues that matter most. The average American spends around $90 a day in gas, food and other shopping expenses. That means that just 100,000 individuals that align their shopping with their values have the decision making influence of over $3 Billion a year.”
“The cake baker and the florist have the same Constitutional rights as the minister to pursue their livelihood in accordance with their faith. The dollars that fund the activity and advocacy that would take away those rights are aligned with the same agenda that advocated for the Supreme Court to redefine marriage in our country and overturn the laws duly enacted by the citizens and their elected representatives.”