True freedom comes from serving community, and GodAustin Roe
The political fight for freedom was difficult and costly; men such as Dr. King paid with their lives. But in the aftermath of that victory, some of us lost the liberty that people like my parents and grandparents had cherished in the midst of legal oppression. My grandmother might not have had the opportunity to go to college or drive to a white-collar job in a Mercedes Benz, but she was freer than many today because she felt no urge to buy stuff she didn’t need. She didn’t have to get every new dress or pair of shoes she saw to value herself as she went about her day. She was secure and content in who God made her. When Dr. King led the March on Washington, he wasn’t asking for anyone to change the way we felt about ourselves. He was demanding that the laws of the United States of America and the attitudes of its people catch up with what God has said about us from the beginning — that we, like all human beings, are made in His image and likeness and are worthy of equal protection and respect. Security and contentedness in who we are is not something that anyone but God can give, but, in an age of prosperity, that is what defines true freedom.
1776 Unites is a movement to shape the American future by drawing on the best of its past. Radically pragmatic and unapologetically patriotic, we hope to speak for Americans of all races, creeds, and political convictions who oppose the efforts to demoralize and demonize our country and its foundations from within, and to turn its people against one another with false history and grievance politics.