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They Were Believers

The National Law of the Harvest

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL There is a Christian church in America that contends, as did many of our Christian forefathers, that America "is a...

Enemies of Tyranny: Faith, Reason, and the First Amendment

THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL One of the great changes in thinking spawned by the American Revolution was that reason and revelation could and...

Reagan’s Faith & Politics: Warning of Socialism, Secularism, & Abortion

American Minute with Bill Federer Profound views of 40th President Ronald Reagan was born FEBRUARY 6, 1911. A graduate of Eureka College, IL, 1932, he worked as...

Sir Robert Baden-Powell ‘s original vision for the Boy Scouts …

... and how it changed AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER Sir Robert Baden-Powell began the Boy Scout movement in England in 1908, and two years later,...

Ronald Reagan’s Soulcraft

BY PAUL G. KENGOR In a modern world of dispiriting news, I offer for your perusal something uplifting. It’s an edifying letter from August 1982,...

Harry Truman: Freedom’s Religious Roots, Morality and the Law, and Making the Case for...

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, PRESIDENT HARRY TRUMAN Address at the Cornerstone Laying of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, April 3, 1951 The essential mission of the...

Your Religion in NONE of My Business! – Part 4 of 4

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance, or admit a right of enquiry into...

Alter America’s Devotion to Family, Religion, and Morality and her Constitution Is Undone

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, FRANCIS GRUND, 1837 I consider the domestic virtue of the Americans as the principal source of all their other qualities. It acts...

Jesus Trumps All the Moral Philosophers!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I had promised some day to write … my view of the Christian system … a general view of the moral...

Denying Spiritual Man

THEY WERE BELIEVERS - WITH STEVE FARRELL The apostle Paul prophesied the time would come when man's "conscience seared with a hot iron." (1) Part...

To the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, May 1789—George...

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, GEORGE WASHINGTON On May 26, 1789, the General Assembly of Presbyterian Churches in the United States meeting in Philadelphia, PA sent an...

Reflections on Old Age, Self-Mastery, and the Resurrection – Ben Franklin, 23 May 1785

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Franklin letter to George Whatley, 23 May 1785, from Passy, France I AM not acquainted with the saying of Alphonsus, which...

Precedent—the Pathway to Sin, Suffering and Slavery

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...

The Great & Unique Advantages of a Christian Education – John Adams – August...

THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL On August 14, 1796 Vice President John Adams reflecting on the importance of a Christian education, sets it down...

Our Government Rests Upon Religion – President Calvin Coolidge – 15 Oct 1924

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE Address at the Unveiling of the Equestrian Statue of Bishop Francis Asbury, Washington, DC, October 15, 1924 This occasion cannot...

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...