In an op-ed at Northjersey.com, Leader Dr. Joe Chuman writes about the need to put moral and ethical principle at the center of our appeals to one another, both to unify around our common desires and to fight to improve our society:
It is often said that America is almost unique among the nations in that it is predicated on a series of basic ideas and ideals and not on identity with a dominant ethnicity. It is that notion that needs to be invigorated as a unifying principle that brings people together while allowing for the expression of ethnic values in more local environments. Without regard for larger unifying principles rooted in American ideals — equality, freedom, opportunity, inclusion — it is hard for me to imagine a flourishing and reasonably harmonious American future. Rather than differences dividing people, the democratic ideal I hold puts forth the notion that people engaging with each other across lines of difference is mutually enriching for society and for all.
We will need powerful moral voices to inspire us toward these ideals. Can this be done? Yes, I believe it can. It has been done before.