"We Hold These Truths…" was the title of the keynote speech Ambassador Alan Keyes delivered at the first Sovereign Nations Conference on Friday, October 30th at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC.
The people of the United States based their claim to sovereignty on an appeal to the authority of God. That fact is, by and large, no longer acknowledged and reiterated by many, if not most, of our political leaders. They are more and more openly rejecting the premise that all human beings are created equal. They are more and more openly disparaging the notion that the aim of government is to pursue justice, by the exercise of right, in accordance with the rule of the Creator, God.
Instead, the vaulting ambition of a superior few is re-emerging as the primary engine for political activity. Discarding the premises of right and justice in the American Declaration of Independence, an elitist faction is turning away from the view that government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed. It is returning to the view that the contest of power is the decisive factor, so that law and government are figments of the will of those who assert and maintain superior power to enforce their will.