On this July 4, 1969 we would
like to highlight one of the blessings of freed man:
that is, we are free to choose what we will be by what we
At the turn of the century James Allen in
his treatise As A Man Thinketh set forth the attached precept.
It is diametrically opposed to those who would enslave us with
the thought that we are a product of society.
It is the contemporary "struggle for men's minds" that
is daily swirling about us. We
have turned to the Rorschach test to illustrate Allen's precept.
Dr. Rorschach has demonstrated that what we perceive in an ink
blot reflects what we are. Each
of us determines his own destiny. We
can either program our own mind or it will be programmed by other
people. There are present
in our country those who, for the sake of power, want a society with no
vitality. Let others fill
our minds with obscenities, vulgarities, profanities, doubts, fears and
despair and they will destroy the freest, healthiest and most
progressive society the world has seen.
We pray that we, men freed for
responsibility, will choose our mental in-put.