The conservative movement in America has been seeing its ranks grow steadily over the last year. The Tea Party Patriots and the growing support for Sarah Palin and her inspired leadership have energized people who are fed up with the direction our country has been taking. , But the momentous signing of “The Mount Vernon Statement” may herald the beginning of a Second Revolution.
Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, over 80 leaders representing tens of millions of conservative activists nationwide, signed The Mount Vernon Statement subtitled Constitutional Conservatism: A Statement for the 21st Century which is a declaration of leadership for a new generation of conservatives that defines the principles, values and beliefs of the conservative movement.
Consider the recent events predating the signing of the statement. Tea Party Patriots in Massachusetts rose up and helped elect Scott Brown as a Republican U.S. Senator in the bluest of the blue states. Sarah Palin gave a well-received keynote address to the Tea Party conventioneers and hinted at a possible run for President in 2012.
RNC Chairman Michael Steele met with Tea Party Patriots leaders from across the country for several hours in Washington D.C. to discuss concerns and strategies as well as the “We the People” message of principles and values. All this happened culminating with the historic signing of The Mount Vernon Statement.
“Conservative principles are timeless and effective. Americans are realizing this truth as they watch in horror as government officials violate the principles and practices that have made America strong and good,” said Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America. “This is the right time – with more and more citizens becoming involved – to clearly and plainly lay out the foundational beliefs that bind us together, the values that will put American back on track.”
This statement is a clarion call much like the call for action which helped launch our fledgling nation. Millions of Americans in cities stretched from the east coast to the west and from Georgia to Michigan will help conservatives, citizens of faith, and others to feel their principles of life are not going to be marginalized, minimized, or tossed aside or outright dismissed.
“With this statement and its many signatories a new day dawns for the conservative movement,” said Edwin Feulner, Jr., president of the Heritage Foundation, and one of the drafters of the statement. “It reasserts conservative principles, values, and beliefs that are embraced by more people in this country than those of any other political ideology. “
Conservative leader signatories to The Mount Vernon Statement included: Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council; Becky Norton Dunlop, president of the Council for National Policy; Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center; Alfred Regnery, publisher of the American Spectator; David Keene, president of the American Conservative Union; Kenneth Blackwell, Coalition for a Conservative Majority; Colin Hanna, President, Let Freedom Ring; Kathryn J. Lopez, National Review; David McIntosh, co-founder of the Federalist Society; T. Kenneth Cribb, former domestic policy adviser to President Reagan; Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform; William Wilson, President, Americans for Limited Government; Elaine Donnelly, Center for Military Readiness; Richard Viguerie, Chairman, ConservativeHQ.com; and many others.
You have an opportunity to sign The Mount Vernon Statement as well by going to the web site: www.themountvernonstatement.com.
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