They Were Believers

Ben Franklin: Have We Now Forgotten That Powerful Friend?

Liberty Letters, Benjamin Franklin In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this...

Benjamin Franklin On Titles of Honor

THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL In the writing and later ratification of the Constitution of the United States, the American Founding generation demonstrated their...

Only One True History — John Jay

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, WITH STEVE FARRELL On the 28th of 1787, American Founding Father and First Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John Jay,...

The Conditions Upon Which Our Constitution Will Stand or Fall

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, JOHN ADAMS While our country remains untainted with the principles and manners which are now producing desolation in so many parts of...

Impressed on the sense of every man …

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, THOMAS JEFFERSON ...ur, right to life, liberty, the use of our faculties, the pursuit of happiness, is not left to the feeble...

To Have Our Names Enrolled in the Annals of Heaven – 9 Nov 1772

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...

Indispensable Public Need: Train Up Youth In Wisdom and Virtue

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...

A Struggle Designed by Providence

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...

John Winthrop On Liberty

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...

Agreement of the Settlers at Exeter in New Hampshire

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...

Thomas Jefferson Testimonial for Reverend Charles Clay

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...

Benjamin Franklin On Self-Denial, Love of Neighbor, Happiness & Reason

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ... for self denial is never a duty or a reasonable action but as it is a natural means of...

As to The Divine Source of Liberty & Equality (Before the Law)

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...

The First Christmas Tree In The White House

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...

Departure from Principle and the Abusive State of Man—Jefferson

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, THOMAS JEFFERSON A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so...

Webster’s American Education—§ 4

American Thought Noah Webster, shortly after the end of the Revolutionary War, publishes an essay in his American Magazine outlining his reasons and methods for revising...

Nothing More Important than Educating Youth In Wisdom and Virtue

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN In an August 23, 1750 letter to Samuel Johnson (the first President of King's—now Columbia—College), American Founding Father Benjamin Franklin...

Liberty or Happiness Without Virtue a Chimerical Idea

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, JAMES MADISON Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks, no...

Fundamental Points In All Sound Religion—Benjamin Franklin

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 9 March 1790 YOU desire to know something of my religion. It is the first time I have been questioned upon...

Samuel Adams—On Discovering Our True Happiness

THEY WERE BELIEVERS: SAMUEL ADAMS Boston, October 21, 1772 To Andrew Elton Wells My DEAR SIR I have receivd several Letters from you; and my not having returnd any...