To form a more perfect union, America must allow the pain of her past to mold the prayers for her future. The time has come to set aside the careless language of race now used to simply demonize conservative thought.

Robust debate lies at the core of our free and open society. However, when those in government abuse their temporary positions of power to disparage, disrespect, and malign the citizenry, it is incumbent upon We the People to stand up for the sake of our Republic.

The petition below is more than a document. It represents a groundswell of voices rising against this active, aggressive attempt to stifle debate. In signing this pledge, Americans stand together to ensure that a government "of the people, by the people, and for the people," will not perish from the earth because we failed to defend the ideals of our founding.


Declaration of Purpose

We the people, the signers of this petition, represent American voices of all ancestries, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Today we unite to secure the foundations of American freedom and the blessings ofindividual liberty, for ourselves and for our posterity. We stand together to uphold the words that framed our Declaration of Independence, and we applaud the history of our great nation: conceived in Revolution and brought forth in times that tried men's souls.



We affirm that we still hold these truths to be self evident, "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

These words form the basis of American liberty and hold the key to the longevity, industry, and resolve of this great nation. For in how we remember these words of wisdom, "we shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth."  We, the signers of this petition, make no apologies for affirming the words of our Founding Fathers. We stand with one voice, embrace these Conservative ideals, and make this solemn Declaration.

We believe:

  1. That an ontologically real God, not government, grants every American certain unalienable rights.

  2. That We the People grant power to Washington; Washington does not grant liberty, or dignity, to We the People.

  3. That the true dignity of a man lies in the content of his character, not the color of his skin.

  4. That American citizens have the right to Life, Liberty and Personal Freedom-freedom from the unnecessary intrusion of government, and from those who govern in our name.

  5. That as a nation, we cannot squander our children's future by not confronting the financial challenges of today.

  6. And we commit ourselves to oppose all who level the charge of racism against those who affirm these Truths.



We now choose the recent and unfortunate statements of Representatives Wilson of Florida, Waters of California, and Carson of Indiana, as occasion to launch an official petition and protest against the Congressional Black Caucus. For theirwords were directed against those of us who hold Conservative ideals-these attacks had nothing to do with race.

We hereby demand satisfaction on the following issues:

  1. We voice strong opposition to, and denounce the very existence of, a congressional body that divides political discourse along racial lines. We deem the Congressional Black Caucus to be an agent of dangerous instability to the prospects of racial harmony within the governmental process.

  2. We challenge the purpose of the Congressional Black Caucus, and call on Congress as a whole to explain to the American people why our tax dollars are being appropriated to support this group, and to harbor them in our Nation's capitol.

  3. We call upon the administration of President Barrack Obama to denounce the language of these members of the Congressional Black Caucus, and to issue an immediate reprimand of their dangerous rhetoric.

  4. We implore businesses to withdraw their support of the Congressional
    Black Caucus by way of ceasing contributions to its members.

  5. We demand that the mainstream media explain why the shameful conduct and verbiage of the Congressional Black Caucus goes unreported, while private citizens, such as ourselves, have been repeatedly impugned for exercising our First Amendment rights.

The racial debate of today is not the same as the racial debate during the days of Jim Crow. America has long since moved on from those dark days of overt racism. This is best evidenced by the fact we recently elected our first black President. We must set aside the flippant allegations of racism. Labeling public policy disputes as racism not only trivializes the days that stain our nation's history, it dishonors those who suffered under true racism.






In these days of economic hardship, we must bring together the voices and skills of all ancestries, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds. We must work together to rebuild this great nation so that every American, regardless of race, can dream the American dream.

September 20, 2011

C. L. Bryant
Deanna Candler
C. L. Gray, MD


This petition by the Coalition of American Voices, as signed by the people of America, shall be presented to various members of Congress who will courageously stand side by side with us in opposition to the racist rhetoric and purposes of the Congressional Black Caucus. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we
mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.