"The Laws of Nature and of Nature's God...." These words were immortalized on July 4, 1776 by the Second Continental Congress in the Declaration of Independence. Two hundred and thirty two years later, we are confronted by choices that will determine the future character of our nation. One choice will lead us on a path parallel to that laid forth by our forefathers, the other will draw us down a divergent path, littered with history's political detritus. The political choices that we are confronted with are embodied in the Republican and Democratic parties of the 2008 Presidential election. The Republican model pays homage to the principals that underlie our political heritage and the personal rights we have come to enjoy so freely. In general terms, the Republican party supports the ideals of limited government, capitalism, and religious tolerance that form the backbone of the American tradition. This tradition is based on Biblical principles: the presupposition that God is and that He has spoken. On this critical assumption, the entire structure of our Republic stands. Without this foundation the Republic will totter and crumble into the dust of history. Apart from its Christian foundations, no conceptualization of personal rights can withstand the humanist onslaught of totalitarian intellectual homogeneity. This dependence on intellectual uniformity is at the heart of liberal hysteria and hate: evidenced in the brutalization of Sarah Palin's character. Liberal theory has no viable answer to the conservative model. So, the hate mongers resort to ad hominem attacks, spurred by their desperation and intellectual impotency. The Democratic party IS the embodiment of humanistic ideals, invested in the expansion of human government, which necessitates socialist control over matters economic. At the heart of humanistic socialism is the idea that human government is the ultimate authority and, as history proves, tends to devolve into totalitarianism. As the internal controls of conscience are slowly eroded, democracies tend toward anarchy. Without the constraining influence of a religiously informed conscience, the state is forced to encroach further upon liberties to ensure public safety. This is the root of tyranny. This is the legacy of the modern Democratic party, rooted in humanism's principals. The choice is clear. The Republican candidates represent the traditions and ideas that have granted us over two hundred years of freedom. The Democratic party's candidates represent the humanistic socialism that will continue to erode our freedoms until there are none left, giving way to an eventual tyranny. These are the real issues in this election year. We must decide this year if we will continue to "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--That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men." Or, will we barter away our birth right for a slick liberalism, promising a golden utopia shaped in the image of man?