A diverse crowd emerged from the Smithsonian station at the National Mall. A rainbow of races, an equal mix of gender, a variety of ages. Modern American experience suggests that tension and animosity would linger over such a crowd. Yet, there was not a hint of discord. No anger. No bravado. While most traveled hundreds of miles motivated by political and economic frustration, there was an aire of unity, solidarity and peace.
As hundreds of thousands paraded past the Washington Monument toward the great Reflecting Pool in a hushed, respectful yet purposeful pace, it became clear that in this moment, at this place, the American spirit of September 12, 2001 was emerging.
|Parade of Americans March for Enduring Principles and Values|
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I am of the opinion that the successful American experiment in self-government is rooted in a proper balance of three guiding institutions that have influenced human behavior in every civilization in world history. Virtually all civilizations have the Family Unit, Organized Religion, and Political Structure.
When the three institutions are out of balance, tyranny by the dominant institution results. When properly balanced, no single institution is capable of abusing the other and threatening human liberty.
|My 180 Degree Perspective on the First Ripple|
|My Proof to Family, Christian Brothers, and Fellow Citizens|
That I Paid a Price, And Stood for Restoring Honor
As Americans, we need to restore balance. Indeed, we need to restore honor to the Family and Religious institutions that afford to us a good and limited government. Family, Religion and Government working co-equally and independently will serve the general welfare, preserve our enduring liberty, and protect and defend the American experiment in self-government.
I pray that with this stone will follow many ripples.