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The moral chaos that the left sees as freedom has little to do with what the Christians who built this nation saw

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The Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett provide a fitting warmup act to the presidential election that will follow in a few weeks.

The rancor pouring forth from this confirmation flows from the very deep divide in the nation -- conservative versus liberal -- that will decide who will be our next president and what kind of nation we will pass on to our children and grandchildren.

Against this background, my organization, Center for Urban Renewal and Education, or UrbanCURE, hosts its annual policy summit in Washington, D.C., where pastors come from all over America and convene to examine public policy and principles that will bring health and wealth to our nation's most distressed communities.

Our guest speakers include Dr. Jerome Adams, surgeon general of the United States, and Jack Brewer, a former NFL defensive safety who is now a businessman, college professor and vocal conservative Christian.

We will also announce the launch of a new State of Black America project, a partnership between UrbanCURE and prominent conservative policy institute the Claremont Institute.

This will be a new and innovative venture where, for the first time, black American life will be systematically examined and recommendations will be made for how to end the cycle of poverty through the application of conservative principles.


The late Harry V. Jaffa, the great Claremont Institute scholar, noted that the Constitution's purpose is stated in its preamble -- to "secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity."

"What is a blessing?" asks Jaffa. It is "what is good in the eyes of God."

Jaffa also reminds us that, in the closing paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, the signers appealed to "the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions."

It should be clear that the moral chaos, the rote meaninglessness, that defines what those on the left today conceive to be freedom, has little to do with the vision of freedom of the Christian men and women who founded and built the nation.


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