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Thomas Jefferson Calls Virginia to Prayer and Thanksgiving

American Founding Fathers, American History, Prayer, Thanksgiving

Listen November 11, 1779 Thomas Jefferson calls Virginia to prayer and thanksgiving to God. Committee of Five On October 20, 1779, the Continental Congress asked the states to set “apart the second Thursday in December next, as a day of general thanksgiving.”[1] This request issued by Congress to the thirteen American states was the eighth spiritual proclamation of sixteen calling the states to fast, pray and give thanks to God. Beginning in 1775, the Continental Congress issued nearly two spiritual proclamations a year until 1783—throughout the years of the American Revolution. In the...Read more... Read more... -->

The Long Irreligious War Against America

American Founding Fathers, Marxism, Thomas Jefferson

ListenThe Afghanistan War lasted nineteen years and ten months and has been designated as America's longest war. But the war against the Christian principles that have made America an exceptional nation has been waged since the beginning of the Republic. Tyrants believe human rights are granted by human government, but the sentiment of America's Founding Fathers was aptly affirmed by Thomas Jefferson when he wrote, "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 of the gift of...Read more... Read more... -->

Congress “Purchases” and Endorses the Bible

American Founding Fathers, Bible, Role of Pastors

ListenSeptember 11, 1777 Congress proposes purchase of 20,000 Bibles Justice David Josiah Brewer After presenting more than eighty pieces of evidence of America's Christian origin, Supreme Court Justice, David Brewer—writing the majority decision for a unanimous court—arrived at this same conclusion in 1892: ". . . many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation."[1] In his classic work, The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States,[2] Benjamin F. Morris...Read more... Read more... -->

Morality More Important Than the Constitution

American Founding Fathers, Newsletters

Listen Akhil Amar In 2012, distinguished Yale Law School professor Akhil Reed Amar[1] published his book, America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By.[2] Summarizing his book Amar said, "Despite its venerated place atop American law and politics, our written Constitution does not enumerate all of the rules and rights, principles and procedures that actually govern modern America." Suggesting that interpretation of the Constitution "cannot be understood in textual isolation," Amar insists that jurisprudence must have the right to "particularly privileged sources...Read more... Read more... -->

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"I am a Christian. I believe only in the Scriptures, and in Jesus Christ my Savior. "
– Charles Thomson
Secretary of Congress (1774-89)
Rush, Travels through Life, 208
"The brief exposition of the constitution of the United States, will unfold to young persons the principles of republican government; and it is the sincere desire of the writer that our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the Bible, particularly the New Testament or the Christian religion. "
– Noah Webster, "Schoolmaster of America"
History of the United States, 6
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