Making A Difference In The Nation's Capital Through Prayer And Action

Lives, Fortune and Sacred Honor

Jul 4, 2020

Our nation was founded by people sacrificing everything to fight for the rights and freedoms given to us by God. As we spend July 4th celebrating America, I want to take a moment to honor the incredible personal sacrifice of those who have gone before us. Here are just a few:

  • Robert Morris regularly bought militia supplies with his own money to win an American victory at Yorktown. He purchased a thousand barrels of flour to feed soldiers the winter of 1778, spending more than 1 million dollars personally (nearly 30 million dollars today). He died in relative poverty.
  • George Clymer converted his entire fortune into continental currency to help stabilize the dollar, even though it would likely be rendered worthless. His home was destroyed when loyalists pointed it out to British troops.
  • George Walton signed the Declaration, then served as a colonel. In Savannah, a cannonball broke his leg and he was captured for nine months. His wife was also captured and imprisoned in the West Indies. The British completely ransacked their home.
  • Carter Braxton permanently "loaned" the Continental Congress 10,000 pounds of sterling. In addition, he remodeled ships to carry more cargo. Many were captured by the British. By the end of the war, he was completely bankrupt.
  • John Hart had a 400-acre farm that was plundered by mercenaries. While he was fleeing from the British, his wife died, and his children had to be cared for by neighbors.
  • Francis Lewis saw the British destroy his Long Island estate and put his wife in prison. She was tortured on a regular basis on the hope her suffering would make him recant his signature. Two years later, she was finally released in a prisoner exchange.

When these patriots made the solemn pledge of their “lives…fortunes and…sacred honor," they meant it. And they kept their word.

Much of our culture has forgotten the depths of our Founding Fathers’ sacrifices. Their statues are being torn down and our values are under attack under a guise of deception. Our nation's past, and future, are under attack.

Today, I want to challenge you. The future of our nation is hanging in the balance. I urge you to consider; what you will pledge to save America and the freedoms our Founders sacrificed everything to create? This is a moment to reflect on what we are leaving to future generations and how we can invest today to shape our legacy.

As President Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States when men were free.”

What will you do? We encourage you to join us this holiday praying and seeking the Lord’s face for what role He wants each of us to have in America’s future.

Join us as well in making certain our voices are heard, both in the public square and at the voting booth!

And finally, please join us in daily fighting to preserve and protect the fundamental values and liberties we all cherish by making today the most generous gift possible to Faith & Liberty.

Together, we can work to make certain we faithfully hand this American ideal of Freedom to the next generation of Americans.

We are resolved that we will not abandon this brave vision for a better future of America -- as one nation under God where life is protected, liberty is respected, and happiness is not guaranteed but the freedom to pursue it is. We are grateful to stand with you as America stands at this crossroad.

For Liberty,

Peggy Nienaber, Vice-President
Mat Staver, Chairman
Rev. Gregory Cox, Lead Missionary