“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.
It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
America is at a crossroads as we approach the 245th year (2021) as an independent Constitutional Republic. Our freedoms are increasingly challenged by an ever-growing advance of Socialism.
America’s rights as outlined in the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and Amendments are symbolized in heroic monument form by The Statue of Liberty. Those rights remain the bedrock principles upon which our country stands.
Individual freedoms are slowly being eroded and can be seen as fraying around the edges. Without our freedoms, our stated rights of self-rule will be out of reach in the daily lives of each of us. In large part, our government has lost its way. Instead of acting to protect the rights and freedoms of our citizens, and limiting itself to the few enumerated duties as listed in the U.S. Constitution, our government has taken upon itself the role of dispenser, retainer, and arbiter of any rights and freedoms it deems justified to secure for itself.
A burgeoning, unelected administrative bureaucratic establishment threatens to eclipse our three branches of government. A distorted legal environment circumvents the role of Congress by imposing policies and laws not reflective of the will of the people. A significant portion of the media has abandoned all pretense of balanced and factual reporting of the news in favor of creating news that fits their personal and corporate biases and political agendas.
The mission of the Statue of Freedom is to provide on-site and outreach interactive educational programs about the founding principles of America to current and future generations. This mission will emphasize the opportunities, duties, and responsibilities that every citizen must internalize, embrace, and practice, to ensure America’s role as defender of individual liberty and freedom.
Together, these two monuments will frame our country from East to West with the inspiring message that our ‘great experiment in self-governance’ continues to provide a shining light of hope to a world more and more enveloped by darkness and evil.
Our Founding Fathers, as well as other individuals, knew all to well that without our inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, our freedoms to pursue these rights would in time, devolve into mere words.
Together these two symbolic companions of Liberty and Freedom will highlight America’s quest to enshrine and protect ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness’ for all our citizens.
Our rights live in the law. Our freedoms live in our access to those laws. Lady Liberty shines a light on our rights. Brother Freedom will shine a light on our freedoms.
The crossroads America stands at today offer two paths: One to a dedicated, purposeful renewal of the principles that make America unique in the world, the other to a slippery slope of apathy away from our principles, which will end in tyranny.
"Great moments are born from Great opportunities," said famed 1980 U.S. Gold Medal Olympic Hockey coach Herb Brooks. The building of the Statue of Freedom is such a great opportunity. All that remains is for us to seize this great moment.