God has been a part of our country since its birth. While our nation has always protected the rights of those who do not believe, it was founded on the notion that our human liberties do not derive from man—for if they do, then man can just as surely take them away. Instead, our country was established on the profoundly powerful idea that human freedom is the natural state of things as bestowed to us by our Creator. At the God and Country Festival, we celebrate that. We 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. ~ Declaration of Independence We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. ~ Preamble to the U.S. Constitution
Love of country runs deep here in Idaho, and we want to celebrate all that our country stands for at the God and Country Festival. Brave men and women have given the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our nation's liberties and values. We want to take some time out to say thank you, and to very publicly and intentionally pass on those values to the next generation.
As the family goes, so goes the nation. Our country is only as good as the American families it is comprised of, so one of our goals here at the God and Country Festival is to encourage the family. It must survive. It must thrive, and continue to pass on the values that made our country the greatest nation on earth.
A core value of the God and Country Festival is freedom. Freedom to express our faith. Freedom to stand together as a community and honor our country's founders. Freedom to honor the men and women serving in the military who bravely protect our freedoms. Stand with us to celebrate this great American value.