The Mandate to Save America is an ad hoc effort coordinated by Dr. RickScarborough, president of Vision America Action. Leaders involved include Gary Bauer (American Values), Tom DeLay (formerMajority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives), Janet Folger-Porter (Faith2Sction), Bishop E.W. Jackson, Sr. (STAND America), Tony Perkins (Family Research Council), Phyllis Schlafly (Eagle Forum), Mat Staver (Liberty Counsel), Tim Wildmon (American Family Association) and Wendy Wright (Concerned Women for America).
Our goal is to set forth a simple set of doctrines which – if faithfully adhered to – can save our beloved country.
The multiple crises which confront us – runaway spending and deficits, rising unemployment, family dissolution, international instability and terrorism – are symptoms of an underlying malaise.
As we drift further and further from America’s founding principles, and the Judeo-Christian heritage on which our civilization is based, we become like a rudderless ship tossed on a stormy sea.
The Mandate is a blueprint for national renewal.
We welcome individuals, organizations, churches and other religious bodies to join us in affirming the foundational principles set forth in the Mandate to Save America.
WHY A MANDATE TO SAVE AMERICA?
Because we are losing the America we know and love
Because the ambition, power-lust and utopian fantasies of the liberal/left elite are leading us to moral, intellectual and fiscal bankruptcy
Because there is widespread confusion about the course our country needs to take to recover its former greatness
There are many declarations, manifestos, pronouncements and books that constitute a conservative call to action. Why one more?
Because the Mandate is simple and straightforward. It can be read in a minute or two. The printed version (a 3 ½ x 3 ½ booklet) can fit in a man’s wallet or lady’s purse.
Because the Mandate’s 10 demands (or principles) encapsulate basic truths about good government, constitutionalism and real reform
Because it deals with principles, not legislation, the Mandate is not subject to the vagaries of politics
Because the Mandate will be used to create a Candidate’s Contract which will allow citizens to assess the intensions and underlying values of those seeking elective office
The Mandate isn’t a conservative manifesto (though conservatives certainly can endorse it).
Rather, the Mandate is a blueprint for national renewal and a guide for those who are dedicated to pulling America back from the abyss. It is a clarion call to fiscal responsibility, traditional morality, a free-market economy, limited government and national security.
2010 is a crucial year for America. Either we will begin the process of American renewal and the restoration of the republic on the principles on which it was founded, or we will continue down the road to national dissolution with accelerating speed.
It is our hope and prayer that the Mandate to Save America will make a significant contribution to the discussion, the debate and the educational process which must take place if America is to be saved.