America is under siege. The progressive left is attempting to destroy our values and beliefs. Our republic was founded on the principles of individual strengths, responsibility, and self-reliance. The purpose of government is to ensure every person has the opportunity to apply their talents to create their own culture of success. IConnectAmerica is working with individuals, families, our schools, and communities to restore our faith in the dignity and self-worth of all Citizens and counter those forces that would destroy our Constitutional Republic and the America we love.
Restoring Our Faith
America was founded on the belief that people — not government — are responsible for their own lives. Our Founders had the wisdom to know society only advances with the success of each Citizen. To return our Country to greatness requires every Citizen to restore their faith in themselves. ICA works with individuals, families, and communities to identify natural talents and how these talents can be transformed into opportunities for success.
Restoring Our Family
Make no mistake that the disintegration of the family is an assault on the basic fabric and culture of America. Throughout our history, the family has been central America becoming the greatest Country in the world. ICA is committed to re-establishing the family as the primary force for success. Emphasizing strengths over deficits and opportunities over obstacles, ICA works with Family members to restore the family to the driving force in society.
Restoring Our Freedom
Our Founders created
The Founders Were Strengthers
America’s Founders were inspired by the simple idea that every person is a source of their own greatness — not the instrument of emperors, despots, or monarchs. With the American Revolution and the creation of our Constitution, a republican form of government was created; a government which recognized the primacy and self-worth of every individual.
The Founders had the knowledge and wisdom to realize
The Founders believed an unrestrained and uninhibited marketplace was critical for America to grow and prosper and every person should have the opportunity to apply their natural talents freely. The Founders made it clear that
Emphasizing the importance of our state and local economies, the Founders had the wisdom and foresight to know free markets encourage mutually shared respect and support among Citizens through the recognition that society advances with the success of each individual. In this sense, the Framers of our Republic knew for Americans to remain a free people, they had to have the freedom to engage and interact with each other based on a political culture where no person has the authority to inhibit the rights of another.
The first President of the United States, George Washington, described the unique nature of America’s culture as:
A democratic republic requires a special kind of culture, one that nurtures self-reliance and a love of liberty.
Formalizing the values embedded within the American political culture is the Bill of Rights, which made it clear every person is responsible and accountable for their own life and no one has the authority to limit or in any way impede another person’s opportunity for success. From our freedom of speech and religious beliefs to our privacy and property, the government and no man has the right to interfere with our life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Our Founders knew liberty rests with the people and government’s only role was to ensure no man imposed his will on another. This is the promise and exceptional nature of America, making the United States a vision for the world of nations to follow.
At a time when world leaders were seeking more power and influence through their exploitation and colonization of the world, our Founders were creating a Country where
Our Founders were willing to give up their lives for liberty; something unheard of during their time. These men were great and exceptional because they viewed life in strength-based terms; they looked at America and the American people and saw nothing but potential.
We Mutually Pledge To Each Other Our Lives, Our Fortunes, And Our Sacred Honor
The Founders gave to the American people an opportunity to create a culture of success for all. Through our Constitutional Republic, we were given the opportunity to create a political, economic, and social culture where every individual would have the opportunity to discover and achieve their aspirations. Through a strong work ethic, each Citizen would have the freedom to transform their talents into strengths where society would be the ultimate beneficiary. Today, this vision for a strength-based America is within our reach and it’s now up to Americans — all Citizens of the United States — to complete the work of our Founders. We have the responsibility to continue their efforts by emphasizing strengths over deficits and problems and opportunities and potential over obstacles and challenges.
But to do this we will need to reverse the power of deficit-thinking and dependency and guarantee opportunities for success are distributed equally throughout society. This is the essence of justice: Strength-Based Justice and the promise of our founding.
Specifically, Identity politics, multiculturalism, and progressive welfare does little to advance individual self-worth and instead emphasizes the most superficial characteristics of people. Our Founders believed in the meritorious nature of people and how individuals strengths would enrich our Country. IConnectAmerica is working to restore the strength-based legacy of our Founders by (1) working with political candidates that endorse individual independence and self-reliance, (2) helping to build an economy that is free from government interference and regulations, and (3) supporting a social order where all persons can live their life freely without any physical, psychological, or emotional intimidation or interference. Join and support the ICA in this effort.
From a Culture of Dependency to a Culture of Success
Focusing on What’s Right About America and the American People
End Deficit-Based Thinking
So why has the progressive left gained power and influence in the United States? How has the exceptional nature of America become so perverted that today close to 50 percent of Americans depend on government programs and taxpayer subsidies? The answer is deficit-based thinking.
More and more Americans are missing out on the greatness of their country; its passion for excellence, its commitment to the dignity and self-worth of each individual, and its belief that every person has the right to achieve their own vision for success. Chaos, confusion, disappointment, and hopelessness have pushed and pulled Americans into a state of dependency. From the individual to the family, to our local communities, Americans are constantly looking for others to solve the problems and challenges they face. This has lead to victimology, class warfare, and ultimately bad public policy where a culture of dependency is becoming the new normal. As people think themselves into believing that they can’t make it on their own they are rejecting their own potential and capacity to act. Worse, they are missing out on the person they were destined to become.
“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”
— Golda Meir, fourth Prime Minister of Israel
“If you can’t fly then run. If you can’t run, then walk. And, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.
“All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA."
— Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn
“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
— Patrick Henry
“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”
— Benjamin Franklin
“No man can be truly free whose liberty is dependent upon the thought, feeling and action of others, and who has himself no means in his own hands for guarding, protecting, defending and maintaining that liberty”
— Frederick Douglass
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