Friday, February 23, 2007

The American's Creed

The American's Creed

by William Tyler Page

I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.

I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.

–Written 1917, accepted by the United States House of Representatives on April 3, 1918.

I sure wish our lawmakers would Defend our country against our enemies. The sad part is they don't see the terrorists are our enemies. I picked up Bill Bennett's 'The Book of Virtues' last night and saw the American Creed written by William Tyler Page and accepted by congress almost 90 years ago. So much as changed since then.

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