“It is rather for us, the living
, we here be dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that, from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve these dead shall not have died in vain; that the nation, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people by the people for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
Abraham Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address, 1863
Although we have not taken arms against one another, our country is deeply divided over critical issues. It is critically important that the citizens of our country recognize the responsibility to defend our freedom and take seriously the responsibility we have to be involved in the governance of our great nation so that it will indeed remain great. At a time when economic woes, unemployment, violence, and moral decline plague our country, citizens need to be educated on the issues we face and empowered to address them responsibly with those we have elected to represent us.
There are new surveys posted at U Count on gun control and sequestration. Please take the time to complete the survey and then send the link on to your friends and neighbors. We will make sure that the results get to our legislators so that the people’s voices will be heard and our legislators will understand their responsibility to represent us as a “government of the people and by the people”. Click here to take the new surveys.