President Abraham Lincoln declared in the Gettysburg Address that this nation shall have a “New Birth of Freedom.” We were a nation during that speech at the Mount Everest of division and the Grand Canyon of struggle to regain our unity.
Sadly, one hundred and fifty-one years later, remnants of that division lingers and the struggle for full unity of the descendants of the Civil War has been defeated.
When President Lincoln declared a “New Birth of Freedom” was imperative, he condemned the old paradigms as useless and lifeless.
During a speech I recently gave with fear and trembling at this same Gettysburg: I spoke the birth announcement of the coming of unity among the races and people of this nation: America.
While immersed in an intense three-hour prayer session, I was led by the Lord to call for a national cessation of the use of color to identify any member of His one human race creation.
His creation of one race is unmitigated, unique, sovereign and eternally without an other. The use of color to identify a human suggests that color is superior to and the ultimate test of humanity. Moreover, it denies unity and imposes upon us all a very lessen opportunity to enjoy the strength of unity and the sacredness of life as God so lovingly designed for us as one.
Therefore, I stood upon such hallowed ground at Gettysburg, and I announced my resolve with bitter repentance to never desecrate another human being by calling them Black, White, or any other color. As for this nation’s peoples, I will henceforth and forevermore righteously call one and all: Americans.
To wit, I have asked a group of valiant Americans to join me in a nationwide movement to restore all people to unity by one human definition only.
This is our mission. This is our duty to God and country. This is also our appeal to the American human force to join us in this long overdue effort.
While we realize there are many social issues that are out growths of the character of Americans in diverse settings; the human race remains one and undivided.
Notwithstanding we will seek to inform our national, state, and local governments to desist from using race and color as description to be assigned to a human being. Indeed, it is clear and undisputed that our government, business, and education systems are the chief promoters of “State Sponsored Racism.”
This “State Sponsored Racism” is a grievous and burdensome violation of our Constitution and a Cancer to the unity of any people everywhere.
I call upon every human to search every heart and home, every branch of business and government, every institution of education, every church and every prayer, every sect and secret society to condemn and cancel their use of racism as identity and abuse of the handiwork of God in doing so, without exception.
Indeed, it is our mission to ban the word racism that it never produces another breath or sound.
This mission was born on the Fourth of July in the year 2014, and by God’s Spirit it shall live wherever people love truth. It shall never die as long as people walk in the light of righteousness.
James David Manning