In 1787, the citizens of the United States sent representatives to Independence Hall to discuss the principles that bind us as a culture. They didn’t determine tax rates, they didn’t agonize over local domestic policy. They drafted a Constitution for the ages. And, along with the Bill of Rights, they collectively defined who we were as a culture. Freedom was paramount to all principles. Freedom of the individual to pursue happiness as he or she set forth was the essential purpose of the conversation. Limited government was critical to sustaining freedom.
What I intend to do next year is to help take this conversation to the next level. In the Presidential debate of 2016, it is critical to our unity as a society that we have this discussion of 1787 once again. The question to be asked is what do we want for freedom as a society in America today? What sacrifices are we willing to make for our own freedom and that of the next generation? And in all of this pursuit of freedom, how do we pursue it together in unity.
Over the holidays of 2007, I wrote a book entitled Moment of Truth. In this book I predicted that the economy would be a critical issue in the upcoming 2008 Presidential election. I didn’t know how sever the downturn was going to be, but I knew it was coming. In October of 2008, a recess was called in the Presidential campaign so that the severity of the downturn could be addressed. Over the holidays of 2014, I’m going to add an epilog to my book to bring events current. That chapter will be entitled “The Moment of Reality.” I will discuss where we are and where we are headed. And I will analyze the 2016 race for President.
The next Nuttle weekly video and Nuttle Report will be published January 19, 2015. This is the day before President Obama’s State of the Union speech. We will begin posting on the New Horizon Council website conversation, comments, and discussion about the binding principles of the United States of America. We will critique the President’s speech and the candidates running or purported to be running for President as of January 2015. I also am familiar with several of the consultants running Presidential campaigns and/or involved with national groups influencing Presidential politics. I will also comment on the advice that I believe these consultants are giving to their candidates. Remember, a consultant’s job is to win the next election, not prepare for the next generation.
Those citizens who engaged in that conversation in 1787 were driven by Novus Ordo Seclorum. This is the motto on the dollar bill selected by the Founding Fathers to explain and justify why they declared independence and founded a new Constitution. It was to establish a “new order for the generations.”
We are in the process of organizing a meeting in May 2015 for the grassroots to express and codify self-evident truths which are the underpinnings of principles for a nation that cares about all its citizens and the next generation.
In this Christmas season, we Americans have so much for which to be thankful. We should recognize our blessings, be thankful for our blessings, and give God praise for our blessings. My family and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.
God bless and Godspeed.
My name is Marc Nuttle and this is what I believe.
What do you believe?