This book and the Language of Conscience Series are dedicated to:
Those who seek a civilization governed by the ethics of morality rather than
the rationalization of relativity;
Those that recognize the belief that the nature of man should be shaped by the
enlightenment of conscience rather than the promotion of convenience;
Those that understand that the concept of individual responsibility builds a
nation’s strength of character rather than concentration on the expansion of
entitlements through the concept of victimization;
Those who are willing to engage the political correctness of the times to help
produce a culture that brings out the best in man because they recognize their
obligations of conscience to each other and the benefits of compassion.
They recognize that great acts come from perseverance and patience in building
the foundation of a stable society through maintaining its values or, at the
very least, a society, which has in place a set of ideas that can compete for
positive leadership in times of crisis.
In either scenario, their actions may be unappreciated during their lifetime,
but they join an international and generation-transcending “band of brothers”
tied together by honor and respect for the obligation of every man to better
society. They receive the wisdom of those that preceded them in life. They
bestow that knowledge on the next generation, but they also must engage their
peers in their era, arguing for sacrifice and the morality of conscience
against the great power of convenience Their God’s glory is intelligence, which
brings light and truth.
Theirs is often a thankless and controversial task whose reward is years hence
when crisis forces actions and choices. But they are the stewards of
civilization, the uncommon few, who may speak different languages and develop
different cultures but see life with a sense of a warrior’s honor and character
that provides obligation. If they fail to keep stability and balance in
society, the culture eventually deteriorates and the rise in another form is
more difficult and often more suspect.
They are the unsung heroes—not just because of what they do, but why they do it.