Category Archive: Founders

Sunrise At Washington Monument – Laus Deo

  The Washington Monument capstone inscription “LAUS DEO – PRAISE BE TO GOD”. A reminder of the Presence that has always been in Washington DC, indeed at the Founding of the Nation, that needs to be powerfully reemphasized.     On the aluminum cap atop the Washington Monument in Washington, DC are two words: Laus …

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Founder’s Council ~ Patrick Henry: Constitution Designed For The People To Restrain Government

  “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” –Patrick Henry (American Lawyer, patriot, and orator, symbol of the American struggle for liberty, 1736-1799)          

Founder’s Insight ~ John Adams: Change, Virtue & Independence Spring From Affliction

  “I am surprised at the suddenness as well as the greatness of this revolution… It is the will of Heaven…I must submit all my hopes and fears to an overruling Providence, in which, unfashionable as the faith may be, I firmly believe.”   In a letter to his wife Abigail Adams July 3, 1776, …

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The First Prayer In The Continental Congress 1774

  ” Plead my cause, Oh, Lord, with them that strive with me, fight against them that fight against me. Take hold of buckler and shield, and rise up for my help. “ –Psalm 35: 1 & 2, King David of Israel A Psalm of David appealing to God for deliverance and victory over his …

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Faith Forced Out Of American Politics – License Waxes, Liberty Wanes

  Almost all the civil liberty now enjoyed in the world owes its origin to the principles of the Christian religion…. The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His apostles, which enjoins humility, piety, and benevolence; which acknowledges in every person a brother or sister and a citizen with …

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God, Government and The People’s Liberties

  “And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect …

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George Washington’s stark warning to future Americans

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  George Washington’s stark warning to future Americans that the Constitution will not be able to save the Country if its people and leaders have corrupted morals. And where is America today?     “Should, hereafter, those incited by the lust of power and prompted by the supineness or venality of their constituents, overleap the …

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“Introduction to the Constitution”

  If you have an interest in learning more about the United States Constitution, its history, nature and relevance to America today, see the following announcement regarding a webcast series starting September 15, featuring Congressman Paul Ryan, columnist Charles Krauthammer, and members of the Hillsdale College faculty, sponserd by Hillsdale College, Spring Arbor, Michigan.   …

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The American Story & Its Ancient Roots Needs To Be Told With Fresh Emphasis

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      The stories of America’s past and the people and events that have made it great have been ebbing from the public mind for decades. These historical moments are no longer focused on by the news and entertainment industries, academia, even government agencies are silent about America’s defining moments and the historical foundations …

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This Day In U.S. History – July 17

James Butler Hickok - May 27, 1837 - August 2, 1876 (aged 39) - Occupation: Lawman, gunfighter, gambler

July 17, 1776 – American Revolution Congress learns to use war of words to convince Britain to recognize the Nation’s legitimacy – General Washington will not excuse General Howe’s absence of respect The Continental Congress learns of General George Washington’s refusal to accept a dispatch from British General William Howe and his brother, Admiral Richard …

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Declaration of Independence – An Expression Of The American Mind

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A good article at The American Spectator about the sentiments in the colonies 235 years ago regarding independence and two relatively unknown but great American statesmen and their role in helping America take that momentous step and move into the future. The two men were Roger Sherman of Connecticut and Robert R. Livingston of New …

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Armed Citizen – The Right And Benefit

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True stories of the Right and Benefit to Keep and Bear Arms for self-defense. Stand And Deliver. Americans are rarely held up on roads and byways by bandits and highwaymen as in yesteryear. But thousands of peaceful citizens are still today assailed in their homes by robbers and the desperate. There are countless, generally untold …

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States Flex Sovereignty

Maybe it is not surprising to see impertinent independence rise in the Lone Star State, State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst has introduced a bill that directs her state’s attorney general to conduct an investigation and report to the Legislature of how international treaties and agreements might affect Texas law.

Liberty! The American Revolution

Liberty! The American Revolution One of the best researched and developed history docu-dramas depicting the events that led to the birth of the American Revolution and the Republic. A re-enactment of well known events as well as private moments that shaped the people and the future of the nation – the challenges, uncertainties, hopes, fears, …

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American Hunters & National Defense

Duck Hunting A reminder of why the heritage of hunting in America is the most basic form of National Security we maintain. In WWII, Japan’s highest ranking naval officer was Isoruku Yamamoto. Although he was Japanese, and his loyalties were unquestionably with The Empire, he studied for many years in America, graduating from Harvard University. ……………

Americans: A Free People?

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“I rejoice in a belief that intellectual light will spring up in the dark corners of the earth; that freedom of enquiry will produce…….

-George Washington, draft of First Inaugural Address, 1789

Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour In Company And Conversation

Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour In Company And Conversation “No wonder everybody honoured him who honoured every body.” – Parson Weems (1758 – 1825) regarding George Washington For the first post at this site and to set the tone for future ones, I’ve chosen to share a little known aspect from the life of …

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