Below are excerpts from the Introduction of my up-coming new book: American Galaxy: Remembering the Union's Faith Foundation - Celebrating the People and the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave - A Loving Higher Purpose for the People. Also, a detailed preview and description of American Galaxy can be read at my creative communications hub: http://uwachuku.googlepages.com/americangalaxy
"We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness..."
This mind ennobling statement which is part of the American Declaration of Independence is utterly acceptable to me. In the soul searching dimension my thoughts flow, I have nothing to hide within willing clouds of my heart concerning this hopeful and meaningful Declaration. It is brilliantly humane and acceptable to the pattern of peaceful heavenly truth and encompassing renewal in ideals, freedom, faith and abiding action with caring purpose.
I believe in my known creative awakening in relation to the betterment and merciful survival of all human beings and our earthly home. I believe that Richard Henry Lee’s, George Washington's, John Adams’, Thomas Jefferson's, Abraham Lincoln’s, Clara Barton’s, John F. Kennedy’s, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, Ronald Wilson Reagan's and Barack Obama’s dream plus that of their cherished compatriots must be kept alive and real for all Americans and the rest of humanity. I believe in the liberty and dignity of humankind; the elevation of the human soul into realms of valuable civility, purposeful servant leadership living and fulfilling progress enveloped within heaven's graceful eternity for you and for little me.
And if I may add, perhaps, in so many calculated, stirring ways, it is enthusiastic, `expansionist', rough riding, strenuous, progressive and inspiring President Theodore Roosevelt who, in a way, captured the spirit of my book's American and global message with the following words:
"I preach the gospel of hope... I have always been fond of a West African proverb `speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far' ... We enjoy exceptional advantages and we are menaced by exceptional dangers ... All signs indicate that we shall either fail greatly or succeed greatly."
Subsequently, President William Jefferson Clinton stood on the grand stage of this hope and brought rewarding change and peaceful progress to Americans in a period of economic recession and voter disillusionment. On 20 January, 1997, during his second inaugural address, President Clinton movingly spoke of "new promise", and in a deep-felt conviction upheld that soul enriching American Dream with the following imperishable words:
"And in this land of new promise, we will have reformed our politics so that the voice of the people will always speak louder than the din of narrow interests, regaining the participation and deserving the trust of all Americans. Fellow citizens, let us build that America, a nation ever moving forward toward realizing the full potential of all its citizens. Prosperity and power, yes, they are important, and we must maintain them. But let us never forget: The greatest progress we have made, and the greatest progress we have yet to make, is in the human heart. In the end, the entire world's wealth and a thousand armies are no match for the strength and decency of the human spirit.
Thirty four years ago, the man whose life we celebrate today spoke to us down there, at the other end of this Mall, in words that moved the conscience of a nation. Like a prophet of old, he told of his dream that one day, America would rise up and treat all its citizens as equals before the law and in the heart. Martin Luther King's dream was the American Dream. His quest is our quest: the ceaseless striving to live out our true creed. Our history has been built on such dreams and labors. And by our dreams and labors, we will redeem the promise of America in the 21st century..."
Notably, on redeeming the promise of America in the 21st century, it is to the Union’s deeply inspiring, amazing and abiding credit that on 4 November, 2008, citizens of America elected Barack Obama the 44th President of the United States of America. As the first African-American plus bi-racial person to be elected President of America in the Union’s history, this unbelievable turning point has surely made it clear that the American Dream is still real, livable, hopeful, meaningful and soulfully enriching in so many fruitful ways.
Even before the 8 A.M. 7 December, 1941 Japanese naval and air forces attack of Pearl Harbor, during his third inaugural address on 20 January, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt foresightedly upheld the founding spirit, faith and hope of the Union - in a somewhat prophetic and soulfully awakening stance. FDR boldly and rousingly said:
"And yet, we all understand what it is - the spirit - the faith of America. It is the product of centuries. It was born in the multitudes of those who came from many lands - some of high degree, but mostly plain people, who sought here, early and late, to find freedom more freely...
The preservation of the spirit and faith of the Nation does, and will, furnish the highest justification for every sacrifice that we may make in the cause of national defense. In the face of great perils never before encountered, our strong purpose is to protect and to perpetuate the integrity of democracy. For this, we must muster the spirit of America, and the faith of America. We do not retreat. We are not content to stand still. As Americans, we go forward, in the service of our country, by the will of God." ...
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