“This country belongs to me, too! I am one of the owners of the United States of America. And I don’t care how small my share is, I am going to recognize my share. And I am going to be responsible for my share. I am going to join the other owners, the little poor persons like me and the rich persons – the makers and the shakers. I am a member in their club, whether they like it or not.” (Imam W.D. Mohammed – “Having the Winning Spirit for Success” – August 31, 2008, Detroit, Michigan)
The American Coalition for Good government (ACGG) was established in 1997 after a landmark address by Imam W. Deen Mohammed on “Community Responsibility”, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event was attended by Muslim elected officials and political leaders from throughout America.
The ACGG was created to engage Muslim Americans and people of good consciousness into the participatory democracy of the Untied States of America. Today the ACGG membership and affiliates are engaged in every aspect of American society as responsible outstanding citizens. They are soldiers, judges, attorneys, academics, teachers, congressional representatives and average citizens working to make America “a more perfect union”.
The ACGG believes in the oneness of G-d and in one human family.
We believe in the Constitution of the United States, the Declaration of Independence and Universal Rights for all citizens.
We believe in the sacredness of all life and the family as the foundational structure of society.
We believe as human beings that we have a sacred connection with all other life.
We believe all human beings should be afforded education, health care and a decent place to live in accord with their economic status and the opportunity for business ownership.
We believe that a just government should support the human aspirations of its citizens and that a solely “free market economic system” is unsuitable for the majority of American citizens.
We do not see building more prisons as the answer to crime in the various neighborhoods. We know that the Department of Justice offers solutions other than incarceration.
We believe in responsible freedoms. The United States Constitution guarantees five (5) basic freedoms: Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Assembly and Freedom to Petition the Government. We believe that every citizen of the United States is responsible for his or her actions, however this does not take away from the needs of the young, the elderly, the disabled, the under-employed and the miseducated.
The mission of the ACGG is to contribute to the political climate for growth in American politics by enhancing leadership to change the circumstances that prevent us from realizing the good life. Our vision is to educate and empower America citizens in our local communities to participate in government. The ACGG believes in a “Winning Spirit”. A spirit that is conducive to producing the kind of thinking that will nurture and preserve the human spirit.
“…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. –That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. (The United States of America Declaration of Independence – Second paragraph)