Declaration of Unity
Two hundred and twenty-five years ago, our founding fathers
scripted a new kind of nation when theydeclared: We hold these truths to
beself-evident, that all men are created equal, that we are endowed by our Creator with
certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of
We live in a blessed land, and the only country in the world that can say when you move
here, we welcome you as one of us. You cant become French or German or
Egyptian or Japanese just by moving into a country, but when you move to America, you
become an American. And since our nation was born, that right has been given to probably
150 million people from different countries. We are truly a united people not just across
state lines, but across all cultures, all religions and all ethnic backgrounds. Our
forefathers described America perfectly when they said, E Pluribus Unum, out of many one.
This month the word unitedhas taken on a deeper meaning than ever before.
When cowardly terrorists did the unthinkable in New York, Washington D.C. and
Pennsylvania, our feelings of loss, sadness and helplessness was unquestionably felt in
the gut and hearts of every Americanand most people in the world. The loss of life
from this travesty stretched across 62 countries, and included Europe,the Middle East and
Asia. It still tears at the hearts at all of us. We have been dragged into a
great war against an almost invisible enemy
terrorism, which is a war not only
against our nation and all free nations, but a war against every nation. We are now
united with the world in this battle.
The terrorists call it a holywar, but it is anything but holy.
God would never bless the massacre of innocent, defenseless, peace-loving people on
innocent, peace-loving lands. No, the true cause of this war is hatred, jealousy,
money and prejudice. The leaders of these terrorists only use the word
holy to incite a small percentage of their community who dont know any
better. These terrorists have waged a war of hatred. This is a humanity
war, a war of hatred and terror against all of humanity.
This country, and the entire world, will never truly be free until we are free from
terrorism. We must root out the leaders of these terrorists, these messengers of
hate, and bring them to justice. Make no mistake about it, freedom will live, the
memories of those that died in this attack will live forever, and we will do whatever is
necessary to defend our homeland from these murderers. This will have to be done on
all fronts, both inside and outside of our borders, and by using all means, diplomatic,
economicand military. At this very moment, we are working closely with the world
leaders, and we are deploying our troops to key positions in the Middle East to lead that
effort. But, let us never forget that though these terrorists are the messengers of
hate, the true cause is the hatred, not the messengers.
We all deserve life, liberty and happiness. The best vehicles to end terrorism and
achieve our unalienable rights are through love, peace and unity. Let us show this
through the kindness we show to each other, and the way we accept each others
differences. Lets promote peace in our homes, work places and neighborhoods.
Let us all be more observant, vigilant, work together, and be prudent with our
liberties to protect our freedom. In order to be free, lets spread love, peace
In his Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln said that,we here highly resolve that
these dead shall not have died in vain. . . that this nation, under God, shall have a new
birth of freedom. . . and that this government of the people. . . by the people. . . for
the people . . . shall not perish from the earth. America is united. We are
one, and now, we are one with the world. September 11th may have shown us our
darkest hour, but Americas brightest days are still ahead. God bless
and God Bless the World.