America Should Return to 'Original Factory Settings,' Kirk Cameron Says
Actor and producer Kirk Cameron said America can get out of the "mess" by returning to the "original factory settings," which involves listening to the Founding Fathers who relied on wisdom that comes from faith in God and His Word.
Speaking at the 2012 Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., on Friday, the evangelical Christian said he was concerned about the future of the nation as he is a father of six children.
The 42-year-old actor, who played the character Mike Seaver on TV series "Growing Pains" in the 1980s, said he never understood the importance of voting, but "I now understand as a dad that someone will be steering the ship." He said he is particularly concerned about the November election due to the nation's gigantic debt, crumbling values, unwanted pregnancies, teenage suicides, breaking families, drugs, alcoholism, and so on....
Upon the four faces of the main pedestal are large panels for records.
The front panel is inscribed as follows: "National Monument to the Forefathers. Erected by a grateful people in remembrance of their labors, sacrifices and sufferings for the cause of civil and religious liberty."
The right and left panels contain the names of those who came over in the Mayflower.
The rear panel, which was not engraved until recently, contains a quote from Governor William Bradford's famous history, Of Plymouth Plantation:
"Thus out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by His hand that made all things of nothing and gives being to all things that are; and as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone unto many, yea in some sort to our whole nation; let the glorious name of Jehovah have all praise."