As we begin a new era and a new millennium, we deem it essential to reaffirm the truths of the Declaration of Independence:

That all men are created equal;

That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness;

That government derives its just powers only from the consent of the governed.

We close this platform with the wisdom of our forefathers who had the courage to set their names to the Declaration of Independence as they too began a new era. Like them, we appeal to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions. With a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we pledge to each other and to the American people an unfaltering commitment to restore to America a deep respect for the values of human freedom.

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