OUR RAISON D'ETRE
Raison d’etre. The Oxford English Dictionary defines this term as follows:
“A reason or purpose for the existence of a person or thing.” Translated literally from the French, raison d’etre means “reason of being”.
PROSECUTE NOW’s reason of being is to maintain, magnify, and augment the individual and collective liberties and social compacts and relations of Humanity upon which this, the Great American Experiment, was conceived. We exist to represent humanity’s voice for liberty and to stand as the bulwark against the rising tide of despotism and tyrannical autocracy overtly and shamelessly displayed across the world and here at home in the United States of America.
The foundations of our raison d’etre are most completely expressed in the sacred invocational words of Dr. David E. Martin offered at Carpenter’s Hall in Philadelphia, location of the first Continental Congress on the anniversary of the dedication prayer to commence that propitious gathering in 1774.
“Led by humanity’s Unquenchable Light, we pledge to live as stewards of our sanctuary Earth; to honor the inalienable value of the creativity intrinsic to all; to orient our actions to the removal of barriers of access and opportunity; to define our wealth by our character rather than our artifacts; and, to fully live in abundant grace in a spirit of tolerance and mercy; so that we, dwellers of Earth, may be embraced in the illumination of everlasting glory. Amen.”
We persistently seek to live in honor of this prayer and to increase the ability of all others to do so.