Category Archives: Government

Signers of the Declaration of Independence: McKean, Read, Bassett, Rush, Adams

Thomas McKean  and George Read, both signers of the Declaration of Independence and members of the Continental Congress, along with Richard Bassett, a signer of the Constitution of the United States, participated in the writing of the original Constitution of … Continue reading

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Signers of the Declaration of Independence: Charles Carroll, Samuel Adams, Richard Stockton

Charles Carroll (1737-1832), member of the Continental Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence, said: Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and … Continue reading

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Creation, Evolution, The Courts, & Public Opinion

In the book Darwin Day in America, author John West shows how evolutionary thought, inspired by Charles Darwin and accepted by his followers, has impacted various parts of society. Far from mere biology, Darwin’s theory of random mutations filtered by … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation (from the collection of Lincoln’s papers in the Library of America series, Vol II, pp. 520-521).   The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful … Continue reading

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George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

First Thanksgiving Proclamation By President George Washington October 3, 1789     Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and to humbly implore … Continue reading

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Christian Roots of the US: Thomas Jefferson’s Writings

On July 4th, 1776, the words of the Declaration of Independence, which Thomas Jefferson penned, stated: When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, … Continue reading

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Vanderbilt, Texas A&M, and Religious Liberty

The latest in the current case of denying religious liberty in the US. As you may recall, Vanderbilt University leaders made a move restricting the leadership rules for religious student groups, a move which showed they had put political correctness … Continue reading

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What Good Does It Do To Study Philosophy?

Many today consider studying philosophy to be a useless exercise akin to the punishment Paul Newman received in the movie Cool Hand Luke: dig a hole, fill it in, repeat. Many inside and outside the church consider the study of … Continue reading

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Clash Of Worldviews

As of this writing, a group of US commandos secretly went into Pakistan and executed terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden. This was a man who set out to kill as many Americans as possible, having officially declared war on the … Continue reading

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The Bible’s Teaching About Babies

A few years ago, the man who was then President of the United States, Bill Clinton, was quoted as saying that he had read the Bible and could not find in it where it said that unborn babies were persons, … Continue reading

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Stop Voluntary Child Killing

This is the time of year where we take a moment to remember the great blot on our country. Years ago the United States Supreme Court did not heed the principle of following legal precedent, and broke new ground by allowing … Continue reading

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George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

General Thanksgiving By the PRESIDENT of the United States Of America A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly … Continue reading

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How Separate are Church and State?

The municipality where I live just had a vote on whether to impose a tax that will be used to improve drainage. The vote passed, and although the details of how it will be implemented are yet to be worked … Continue reading

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Michigan Woman’s Crime: Asking for Christian Roommate

Absolutely incredible…..the state of Michigan is prosecuting a woman for posting an ad on a church bulletin board. Her crime? She asked for a Christian roommate.  You can read the story here. Keep in mind this is in Michigan, the … Continue reading

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Gays In The Military

Recently a push has been established to do away with the miltary’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy of not allowing openly homosexual people in the military. The courts are involved, we’re in election season, and the powerful gay rights lobby … Continue reading

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Should Christians Be Involved In Society?

Notice that the question is about Christians being involved “in society.” I purposely did not say in government or in politics. For “in society” would be friendly to the modern liberal, who feels the primary mission of the church is … Continue reading

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Why Separation of Powers?

Have you ever thought about why the founders of the USA set up a government with separation of powers? It wasn’t to speed things up, or to provide jobs for the party faithful, that’s for sure. Separation of powers was … Continue reading

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Secularism, Ethics, & Government

I heard Ravi Zacharias’ radio address not long ago. One comment he made was about how countries have an ethical system that they view is larger than themselves.  Countries base their laws on a moral code that they view is … Continue reading

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God & The Supreme Court (1931)

We end this week’s focus on the faith of our founding fathers with this simple quote from a supreme court justice. This was in 1931. How far we have come today, when people are doing their best to deny these … Continue reading

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God & The Supreme Court: Earl Warren

United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren on February 14, 1954, in Time magazine, stated: I believe no one can read the history of our country … without realizing that the Good Book and the spirit of the Saviour … Continue reading

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God & The Supreme Court (1892)

United States Supreme Court (February 29, 1892), in the case of Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, 143 US 457–458, 465–471, 36 L ed 226, Justice David Josiah Brewer rendered the high Court’s decision: No purpose of action … Continue reading

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God & The Supreme Court (1844)

United States Supreme Court (1844), in the case of Vidal v. Girard’s Executors, 43 U.S. (How. 2) 126, 127, 132, Justice Joseph Story delivered the Court’s opinion. The case concerned one Stephen Girard, a deist from France, who had moved … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin, being the President (Governor) of Pennsylvania, hosted the rest of the 55 delegates attending the Convention. Being the senior member of the convention at 81 years of age, he commanded the respect of all present, and, as recorded … Continue reading

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God & Our Heritage: New York State

New York State Legislature (1838), stated: In all countries, some kind of religion or other has existed in all ages. No people on the face of the globe are without a prevailing national religion. … With us it is wisely … Continue reading

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Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736–June 6, 1799), was an American Revolutionary leader and orator, who spoke the phrase, “Give me Liberty or give me death!” He was a member of the Continental Congress and was instrumental in writing the Constitution of … Continue reading

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Founding Father: Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay

John Jay (December 12, 1745–May 17, 1829), was the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, having been appointed by President George Washington. He was a member of the First and Second Continental Congresses and served as the President … Continue reading

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Founding Father: Benjamin Rush

Benjamin Rush (January 4, 1745–April 19, 1813), was a physician, educator and philanthropist. He was a member of the Continental Congress, 1776–77, and signed the Declaration of Independence. In 1774, he helped found and was president of the Pennsylvania Society … Continue reading

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United States Senate Resolution & George Washington

On April 27, 1789, the Senate, and two days later the House, passed a resolution in Congress giving instructions with regard to the Inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States: Resolved, That after the oath … Continue reading

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God & Government: Delaware Constitution

George Read (September 18, 1733–September 21, 1798), was a signer of the Declaration of Independence; a signer of the U.S. Constitution; a delegate from Delaware to the Constitutional Convention; a U.S. Senator, 1789–93; and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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New England Confederation

(May 19, 1643), was the first document in America where colonies united themselves. The colonists of New Plymouth, New Haven, Massachusetts & Connecticut, covenanted together, stated: The Articles of Confederation between the plantations under the government of Massachusetts, the plantations … Continue reading

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