The Declaration of Independence proclaimed: “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 . . .”
These founding principles were severely tested during the American Civil War, when brother fought against brother to determine whether America could long endure half-slave and half-free. Abraham Lincoln laid down the challenge in his eloquent Gettysburg Address:
“It is for us the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced . . . That this nation, under God, 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.”
Today, the Right to Life and Liberty is being severely tested again after more than a century of ideological conflict that has torn the world apart. These same conflicting ideologies now divide America. It is a time of testing for all who believe in God as the source of all the rights we enjoy.
It is time for each of us to ask: Can I pass that test today? If the Declaration of Independence was presented to me for my signature, would I still sign it?
Do I believe that these truths are self-evident? That all men are really created equal? That I am endowed by my Creator with rights that cannot be taken away by any human authority? And that among these are the Right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness?
If you would sign it, you belong with those of us who have been fighting the good fight for Life and Liberty through the Movement for a Better America for the last 20 years. Through research and education, we continue to seek innovative ways to advance the cause of Life and Liberty in America.
We also recognize that we live in a new mass media age and that changing hearts and minds will be the ultimate test of who wins and who loses in today’s cultural war.
Through seminars, research, ads, publicity, talk show appearances, website, emails, social media, speaking – wherever and however hearts and minds can be changed -- we seek to sow powerful ideas that can open even minds that are closed.
Our seminars for young people are a measure of that success with a 75% increase among those with strong pro-life views, a 40% decrease among the confused folks in the middle, and a 15% drop in those with strong pro-choice views. They are proof that minds and hearts can be changed.
We now have a powerful new message to take to people in major markets through our new Talk Radio campaign. It is based on fresh, in-depth research into the incredible impact of abortion not just on our economy, but on key groups who will decide the future, including women, young people, minorities and families across America. Now we’d like to take that same message to major markets across America through our 2016 Talk Radio campaign.
With your help, we can arrange 30 or more talk show appearances in major markets with a powerful pro-life message. But we need to raise $6,000 to $10,000 to do it. At that price, this promises to be the pro-life communications bargain of the year.
We can’t simply let the mainstream media continue to dismiss abortion as a minor issue. We have the strategy and the message to make it a major issue, but we need your help to do it. Your gift of $25, $50, $100 or more can help us make abortion a central issue in the current national dialogue.
The Preamble to the Constitution promises “to secure the Blessings of Liberty for ourselves and our Posterity.” Your gift can secure that promise for you, your children and grandchildren.
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"Remember, whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or because he is under pressure to do so, for God loves a cheerful giver. God will give you more blessings than you need. Then you will have plenty of everything, enough to give to every good work."
-- Second Corinthians 9: 6-8
Tribute from the late Cardinal O’Connor
“It is always encouraging for me to receive positive reports regarding efforts to educate society on the sanctity of human life. The progress of The Movement for a Better America is a wonderful example. . . Proclamation of the gospel of life is essential in a world increasingly tainted by a culture of death. . . Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Please be assured of my prayers for you and The Movement for a Better America in your work to protect the unborn.” -- John Cardinal O’Connor, Archbishop of New York
Remember, our job is to plant the seeds. God will bring the harvest.
Cars for Life . . .
President Obama's "Cash for Clunkers" unfortunately hurt a lot of people -- including a great many non-profit charities, the salvage dealers who serve them, and a lot of poor folks who need cheap but reliable cars to get to work. Perfectly good cars had to be crushed while taxpayers footed the bill for $4,000 tax credits for cars that, in some cases, weren't worth $100. It was a great example of "big government at work."
Car donations have been the lifeline of our existence. Even "junkers" are a major help to our pro-life education efforts. Cars in running condition can net $1000 or more. They are also a huge help to single Moms and poor families in desperate need of cars to get to school or to work.
We offer free pickup servicefor vehicles in northern New Jersey. Elsewhere arrangements can be made for cars in running condition. All donations are tax-deductible. Your tax deduction is determined by its actual resale value or $500, whichever is greater. You receive an acknowledgement of your donation when the vehicle is picked up, and a receipt for your deduction at the time of resale.
Donating a car is easy. Just call us with information on the year, make, model, mileage, condition, VIN number, and location. And we take care of the rest.
To donate a car, call 973 895 7367 today!
Other Ways to Give . . .
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By remembering The Movement for a Better America, Inc., with a bequest in your will, you will have an impact that goes beyond your lifetime. MBA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, and your bequest will qualify for an estate tax charitable deduction. When you make a bequest, consult with your tax attorney or accountant and have them contact us.
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For special gifts of any kind, contact us by writing to: Dennis Howard, President, Movement for a Better America, PO Box 472, Mt. Freedom, NJ 07970-0472. Or call him at: 973 895 7367