The Ruth Institute Declaration on Unalienable Rights:

"We Hold these Truths to be Self-Evident"

Life, Marital Fidelity and Family
should be Priorities of US Foreign Policy

To the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States:

You campaigned on the promise to Make America Great Again. Your Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, established a Commission on Unalienable Rights to advise his department in its dealings with international organizations. We, the undersigned, wish to encourage you and the Secretary of State to Make the Family Great Again.


  1. Marriage and the family are universal institutions for the stability of society and the continuation of the human race.
  2. Loyalty and fidelity are universally recognized as virtues.
  3. Children need their mother and father.
  4. Stable loving families provide the basis for strong societies, including thriving economies, national security and international peace.
  5. The United Nations and other international organizations often work at cross-purposes to these important truths.
  6. Making America great again requires that we make the family great again, both at home and abroad.

Therefore, we urge the Commission on Unalienable Rights to work for recognition of the following fundamental rights:

  1. The right of every child to a relationship with his or her natural mother and father except for an unavoidable tragedy.
  2. The right of every person to know the identity of his or her biological parents.
  3. The right to life from conception to natural death.
  4. The right of families to educate their own children in their faith tradition and values without being undermined by the state.

Mr. President, we, the undersigned, respectfully ask that you instruct Secretary Pompeo to use these principles as guides for the United States when dealing with governments and international organizations.

Visit the link to our petition to sign, along with these prominent leaders:

  • Rebekah Ali-Gouveia – pro-family leader and conference organizer, Trinidad
  • Bishop Emmanuel Badejo – Bishop of Oyo, Nigeria
  • Ted Baehr – Founder and President, Christian Film and Television Commission
  • Gary Bauer – President of American Values and Chairman of the Fund for Working Families
  • Fr. Shenan Boquet – President, Human Life International
  • Brent Bozell – Founder and President, Media Research Center
  • Moira Chimombo – former Executive Director, Sub-Sahara Family Enrichment (Malawi)
  • Janice Crouse – author, writer and lecturer
  • Kari Curtin – National Director, Marriage Reality Movement
  • Silvio Dalla Valle – Executive Director, Association for the Defense of Christian Values, Italy
  • Pat Fagan – Director, Marriage and Religion Research Institute, Catholic University of America
  • Jor-El Godsey – President, Heartbeat International
  • Pauline Guzick – President, REAL Women of Canada
  • Mike Huckabee – TBN talk-show host and former Arkansas governor
  • Alveda King – author, activist and former Georgia State Representative
  • Ann Kioko – President, Agenda Africa (Kenya)
  • Robert Knight – Washington Times columnist
  • Lech Kowalewski – board member, Polish Federation of Pro-life Movements
  • Gwen Landolt – National Vice President, REAL Women of Canada
  • Christa Leonhard – Foundation for Family Values (Germany) and Swiss Foundation for the Family
  • Warwick and Allison Marsh – Founders, Dads4Kids (Australia)
  • Miguel Angel Moreno – Director of Outreach and Development, University of North America
  • Steve Mosher – President, Population Research Institute
  • Tom Morrision – Representative, Illinois District 54
  • C. Preston Noell – Public Liaison, American Society for Tradition, Family and Property
  • Jennifer Roback Morse – Founder and President, The Ruth Institute
  • Dr. Theresa Okafor – Director, Foundation for African Cultural Heritage, FACH, Nigeria
  • Michael Pakaluk – Professor of Ethics and Social Philosophy, Busch School of Business, Catholic University of America
  • Rick Scarborough – founder of Vision America
  • Sharon Slater – President, Family Watch International
  • Steven Smoot – President and Founder, Family First Foundation
  • Fr. Boniface Ssenteza – Youth Chaplain for the Kasana-Luweero Diocese, and National Scouting Chaplain, Uganda
  • Mathew D. Staver,Esq. – Founder and Chairman, Liberty Counsel
  • Levan Vasadez – President, Georgian Demographic Society XXI (Republic of Georgia)
  • Michael Voris, Founder and President, St. Michael's Media
  • Christine Vollmer – Founder and President, Latin American Alliance for the Family (Venezuela)
  • Andrea Williams – Chief Executive, Christian Concern (UK)