An Independence Day Message from AFLC

On July 4, 1776, the greatest nation in the history of mankind was born—a nation that understood that God was the source of true freedom and that there were certain “inalienable” rights that no man or government could either grant or deny—the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

The brave men who signed our Declaration of Independence knew full well that liberty comes at a price.  In fact, when they signed the Declaration, they understood that they were signing their death warrant because it was an act of treason to the king.

Today, we are again faced with a serious challenge to our freedom—a challenge from secular progressives on the left who reject the belief that America is a great nation and the truth that authentic rights come from God.  In short, they do not “trust” in God, as our national motto proudly proclaims.  Instead, they seek to remove any reference to God from government and the public square.  They want to create new “rights” ordained by man—rights that are contrary to God’s law.  And in the process, they want to suppress our right to speak and act in accord with our deeply-held religious beliefs and convictions.

Similar to when those patriots signed our Declaration of Independence in 1776, today we live in a pivotal time.  Consequently, we must ask, “Are we willing, as our Founders were, to fight for our God-given rights, or are we going to let secular tyranny reign over our lives?”  As Thomas Paine observed, “These are the times that try men’s souls.  The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country.”  Thus, the choice is clear: will you be a “summer soldier” and a “sunshine patriot” or will you join us in this critical fight to protect and preserve our freedoms from the tyranny of the left?

We can assure you that the American Freedom Law Center is committed to fighting for our faith and freedoms, just as those early patriots were willing to fight for this great Nation.  Our answer to the challenges we face today is as Patrick Henry stated, “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”

May God bless you and may God continue to bless America.