Throughout the long summer months of the year 1787 a group of men in Philadelphia debated the future of government in the young United States. At times the discussions were heated and it looked like the convention would fail; but yet they persevered. The document that they produced came to be known as the Constitution of the United States.

On the final day, the elder statesman Benjamin Franklin reflected on the work done. He remarked to a bystander that many times throughout the contentious debates he wondered if the sun painted above the president’s chair was a rising sun or a setting sun. He wondered whether the sun was a setting one symbolizing the passing of a day, or whether it was a rising sun, marking the beginning of a new day. Now that the convention was done, Franklin said that he was sure that the sun was not a setting sun marking the end of a work, but instead a rising sun and shining out on a free people and a great land.

Today we sometimes find ourselves wondering whether or not there is hope for America, whether or not the sun will shine again. Should we accept the status quo of bigger government and irresponsible morals or should we fight back with every ounce of strength within us?

It’s time for the sun to rise again; it’s time for the sun to shine again. We can-and we will-get about the business of rebuilding our nation.

Reclaim Our Heritage tracks important pieces of legislation in Washington and Indianapolis and alerts citizens to opportunities to take action. If you would like to receive e-mail updates (we will not release your name or e-mail address to any third party) please click here and send us an e-mail letting us know you would like to receive these free action alerts.

Click Here to Find Your Elected Officials

Action Resources:

THOMAS-Library of Congress Bill Search and Information

United States Senate

United States House of Representatives


Advocacy Groups and Conservative Organizations:


American Conservative Union Foundation

Family Research Council

American Values

Focus On the Family Action

American Family Association

Citizens Against Government Waste

Home School Legal Defense

Think Tanks/Policy Centers and Foundations:

Heritage Foundation

American Enterprise Institute

Hudson Institute

Sagamore Institute

Hoover Institution

Heartland Institute

National Center for Policy Analysis

News and Information:

American Spectator

Liberty Tree News


  • Advertisements