Saturday, July 02, 2011

The Lone Tree Declalation

The following was released in conjunction with the upcoming Western Conservative Summit, sponsored by Colorado Christian University. I fully endorse it.

1. In our adherence to the self-evident truths of the American Founding, we are conservatives.

2. In our debt to the civilizational heritage of Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and Philadelphia, we are Westerners.

3. In our concern for the mounting threat to liberty, seeing freedom in the balance, we convene with solemn purpose at this Summit.

4. We seek a conservative renewal for our country through civic action that puts principle above party, resists the corruption of power, bridges intramural disagreements or rivalries, and protects an open public square centered on the nation’s Judeo-Christian core.

5. We commit ourselves unswervingly to a political and social order that upholds individual freedom and personal responsibility, limited government and the rule of law, free enterprise and private property, traditional family values and sanctity of life, compassion for the poor and voluntarism in service to others, natural law and morality, strong defense and secure borders, all in keeping with the original intent of the Constitution.

6. We reject, and will resist, the socialist temptation, transnational progressivism, secular utopian illusions, appeasement, disarmament, or capitulation to jihad and sharia.

1 comment:

Steve Schuler said...

I guess some of the residents of Lone Tree were less than delighted to have the name of their town co-opted for use in the title of this Christo-Randian "Declaration".

I guess "The Lone Tree Declaration" just sounded cooler than "The Littletown Declaration". I understand entirely. When you title something as important as a "Declaration" you certainly don't want to undermine it's power with a weak title. I mean, after all, we aren't talking about a document whose content exactly constitutes an appeal to reason, are we? So go for maximum emotional impact, I say!!! Screw those sniveling liberal wimps in Lone Tree. If this had been your typical secular humanist endorsement of jihad and sharia they probably would have been proud as plums to have their town's name adorning it. People like that make me glad that I'm not one of them, know what I mean?