The Honorable George W. Bush
President of the United States of America
The White House
1600Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear Mr. President:
On behalf of the American TFP’s directors, members and supporters I congratulate you for Tuesday’s election victory.
In this election, America’s moral and cultural configuration was at stake and both sides in the Cultural War mobilized accordingly.
Decades of increasing judicial activism had culminated in the Supreme Court’s Lawrence v. Texas and Massachusetts’ Goodridge v. Department of Public Health decisions, which spurred illegal same-sex “marriages” in cities across the country. The America of the Ten Commandments felt threatened and it is now reacting.
In the aftermath of 9/11 some analysts argued that America had been targeted because of its hedonism. The TFP has always affirmed the opposite: America was attacked not because of its many faults and failings, but because of the good it represents in today’s world. As we stated in “A Psywar Against Order” (The Washington Times, November 7, 2001):
“They attack us for what we represent: the remnants of order. If America stops, the very backbone of the modern order (with its many shortcomings) is shattered, and the foundation is laid for a fragmented, anarchical, and subconsumerist new world ‘order,’ as envisioned by their ideologues, both Eastern and Western.”
In his attempt to blackmail America on the eve of the election, Osama bin Laden laid to rest any doubt on this important point. His message was clear: If America becomes pacifist, it can be as permissive as Sweden without fearing the sword of Islamism.
On November 2 the American public rejected such intimidation. Americans affirmed their moral values and resolve. Faith, family, honor, and sovereignty were at the forefront of their decisions. Pocketbook issues, though legitimate, were clearly secondary in this election.
As you prepare for your second term, I want you to know that our prayers will be with you in all the difficult moments and crises ahead.
We believe that God has a plan for America and that His plan will be accomplished if we are faithful to His law. “Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and His justice, and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matt. 6:33).
It is rightly said that the country needs unity. But this unity must be founded on authenticity. We should not settle for a superficial, relativist, disloyal consensus that sacrifices principle and betrays the trust of those who voted for moral values on Tuesday.
If we are faithful to principle in our quest for true unity we can expect God’s blessings on America.
May God bless and help you in carrying out your difficult responsibilities at this historic crossroads for the nation.
Raymond E. Drake