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THEY WERE BELIEVERS, JAMES MADISON Madison letter to William Bradford, 9 November 1772 My Dear Billey, You moralize so prettily that if I were to judge from some parts of your letter of October 13 I should take you for an old Philosopher that had experienced the emptiness of Earthly Happiness. And...
THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 23 August 1750 I think with you, that nothing is of more importance for the public weal, than to form and train up youth in wisdom and virtue. Wise and good men are, in my opinion, the strength of a state: much more so than riches...
CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS: JOHN LELAND 1791 Divines generally inform us that there is such a time to come (called the Latter-Day Glory) when the knowledge of the Lord shall cover the earth as the waters do the sea, and that this day will appear upon the destruction of...
CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 17TH CENTURY SERMONS John Cotton, 1636 In 1636 letter to Lord Say and Seale, John Cotton, addressing concerns about the theocratic tendencies in the government of the Bay Colony, defends, quite ably and thought provokingly, the Christian doctrine and political principle that church and state ought to compliment each...
CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, JOHN WOOLMAN From an inward purifying, and steadfast abiding under it springs a lively operative desire for the good of others. All the faithful are not called to the public ministry; but whoever are, are called to minister of that which they have tasted and handled spiritually....
THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL George Washington, 1778 On 15 October 1778, General George Washington, Commander In Chief of the Continental Army, responds by letter to General Andrew Lewis concerning the disappointments he (Lewis), and fellow General, Lachlan McIntosh, had been dealt. The Commander In Chief's inspired counsel: Ours is a...
The covenant between you and us is the oath you have taken of us ... that we shall govern you and judge your causes by the rules of God's laws and our own...
Background of the American Revolution Following the Boston Tea Party, Dr. Jonathan Shipley—Bishop of St. Asaph—writes a speech intended for the debate in the House of Lords over altering the charter for Massachusetts. Subsequently published, Benjamin Franklin—his good friend—deems it “a masterpiece of eloquence.” Let us be content with the spoils...
THEY WERE BELIEVERS, COLONIAL NEW HAMPSHIRE March 16, 1680 Whereas it hath pleased the Lord to moue the heart of our Dread Soveraigne Charles, by the grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France & Ireland, to grant license & liberty to sundry of his subjects to plant themselves in the westerne...
CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA, THOMAS JEFFERSON 15 August 1779 The reverend Charles Clay has been many years rector of this parish, and has been particularly known to me. During the whole course of that time his deportment has been exemplary as became a divine, and his attention to parochial duties...
THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ... for self denial is never a duty or a reasonable action but as it is a natural means of procuring more pleasure than you can taste without it; so that this grave, saint-like guide to happiness, as rough and dreadful as she has been...
THE AMERICANIST, CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS Christmas is many things. It is the time of the celebration of the birth of the Christ child. It is a season when many preparations are being made. Gifts must be bought, cards sent, decorations put up, food assembled, trips made, and much work done....
LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Alexis de Tocqueville observed regarding that Liberty and Equality he found in America: "The religion which declares that all are equal in the sight of God, will not refuse to acknowledge that all citizens are equal in the eye of the law. Religion is the companion...
CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS Elisha Williams, 1744 I shall first, briefly consider the Origin and End of Civil Government. First, as to the origin—–Reason teaches us that all men are naturally equal in respect of jurisdiction or dominion one over another. Altho’ true it is that children are not...
Called Unto Liberty, Founding Era Sermons, Charles Chauncy Charles Chauncy (1705–1787). The most influential clergyman in the Boston of his time and—apart from Jonathan Edwards the elder—in all New England, Chauncy was graduated from Harvard and served as pastor of the First Church in Boston for sixty years. A thoroughly...
AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER President Franklin Pierce placed the first Christmas Tree in the White House in 1856. Born NOVEMBER 23, 1804, Franklin Pierce, was elected a Congressman at age 29 and a Senator at age 33. Franklin Pierce resigned from Congress during the Mexican-American War and enlisted as a private. He was eventually...
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL PALMDALE, CA – Just in time for back to school, the Palmdale School District has backed away from censoring a first grader’s constitutional rights to share Bible verses with his classmates at Desert Rose Elementary School. The situation started with an encouraging note and Bible verse from mom Christina Zavala,...
BY DAVID BARTON The story behind America’s use of atomic weapons in World War II is one of the most fascinating in history. President Obama’s recent trip to the site in Japan of the first atomic bombing provides an excellent opportunity to become reacquainted with this remarkable narrative. The captivating...
CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20TH CENTURY SERMONS, ALBERT E. BOWEN Are there not, in reality, underlying, universal principles with reference to which all issues must be resolved whether the society be simple or complex in its mechanical organization? It seems to me we could relieve ourselves of most of the bewilderment...
CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 19TH CENTURY SERMONS, BRIGHAM YOUNG It was observed this morning that the Government of the United States was the best or most wholesome one on the earth, and the best adapted to our condition. That is very true. To accuse us of being unfriendly to the Government, is...