Conservative Talking Points sees America as the greatest nation that has ever existed. We have cultivated our nation from immigrants with freedom and liberty, growing into the most productive nation with the highest standard of living. Throughout the decades our people have remained free and we have also spread freedom all over the world.
Quotes from Great Americans
· “America is too great for small dreams” - Ronald Reagan
· “Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I'm not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be.” - John Wayne
· “The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind.” - Thomas Paine
· “Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.” - Margaret Thatcher
Bill of Rights Documents These Freedoms (Source: Bill of Rights)
· Amendment I - Freedom of Speech - Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
· Amendment II - Freedom to Bear Arms - A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
· Amendment III - Protection from Forced Quartering - No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
· Amendment IV - Protection From Illegal Search and Seizure - The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
· Amendment V - Protection From Double Jeopardy - No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
· Amendment VI - Right to Open and Speedy Trial - In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
· Amendment VII - Right To Jury Trial - In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
· Amendment VIII - Protection From Cruel and Unusual Punishment - Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
· Amendment IX - Implicit Rights - The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
· Amendment X - States' Rights - The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
America: Innovation and Productivity (Source: American History)
· America learned how to fly from Orville and Wilbur Wright in 1903.
· America perfected the light bulb under Thomas Edison in 1879.
· America developed nuclear energy to power our industry and the atomic bomb to protect our citizens in 1945.
· America came up with the assembly line by Henry Ford in 1908.
· America put up the first communications satellite into space in 1958.
· America put a man on the moon in 1969.
· America invented the three-terminated transistor in 1956
· America put the first MRI machine to use in 1977.
· America was the first to develop and utilize lasers starting in 1960.
· America developed and started the Internet in 1971 which today ties our world together.
America Has Freed People All Over The World (Source: American and World History)
· President Ronald Reagan's foreign and defense policies resulted in the dissolution of the Soviet Union and freed approximately 122 million people in Eastern Europe.
· America's defense policies protect 5.5 million Israeli Jews, 23 million Taiwanese and 48 million South Koreans.
· America's defensive actions in Central America, Grenada and Haiti has protected millions of people from totalitarian regimes.
· America saved Europe from the Nazis and Asia from imperialist Japan in World War II.
· America rescued Kuwait and protected Saudi Arabia from Iraq in the early 1990s.
· America again went to the aid of Muslims in Bosnia during the mid 1990s.
· America freed 25 million Iraqis from the tyranny of Saddam Hussein and is still attempting to free another 25 million Afghans from the chokehold of the Taliban.