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Liberty of Religion


Liberty of Religion

A man has a property in his opinions and the free communication of the; in his religious opinions, and in the profession and practice dictated by them; in th safety and liberty of his person; and in the free use of his faculties and free choice of the objects on which to employ them. In a word, as a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights.

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Founding Fathers and Liberty


Founding Fathers and Liberty – Henry Ward Beecher – For the real democratic American idea is, not that every person shall be made level with every other person, but that every person have liberty to be what God made them, without hindrance.

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Founding Fathers and Liberty


Founding Fathers and Liberty

Thomas Jefferson – Under the law of nature, we are all born free, every one comes into the world with a right to their own person, which includes the liberty of moving and using it at their own will. This is your personal liberty and is given to all of us by the Author of nature.

Declaration of Independence – To assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them.

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Our Founders and Liberty


Our Founders and Liberty – Thomas Jefferson – The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time. – Alexander Hamilton – And God has constituted an eternal and immutable law, which is indispensably obligatory upon all mankind, prior to any human institution whatever. This is what is called the law of nature. Upon this law depends the natural rights of mankind.

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United States Responsibility


A view of the citizens of the United States responsibility.

This responsibility is for the greatest trust ever confided to a political society. If justice, good faith, honor, gratitude, and all the other qualities which enable the character of a nation and fulfill the ends of government be the fruits of our establishments, the cause of liberty will acquire a dignity and luster which it has never yet enjoyed, and an example will be set which cannot but have the most favorable influence on the rights of mankind. If on the other side, our governments should be unfortunately blotted with the reverse of these cardinal and essential virtues, the great cause which we have engaged to vindicate will be dishonored and betrayed; the last and fairest experiment in favor of the rights of human nature will be turned against them, and their patrons and friends exposed to be insulted and silenced by the votaries of tyranny and usurpation. George Washington And regretted would it be were we to neglect the means and to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to so plainly. Indeed, I cannot believe it will ever come to pass.

The Founders Speech to a Nation in Crisis – By Steven Rabb

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The Founders Speech to a Nation in Crisis


The Founders Speech to a Nation in Crisis

James Madison – It has ever been the pride and boast of America, that the rights for which she contended were the rights of Human nature. By the blessings of the Author of these rights on the means exerted for their defense, they have prevailed against all opposition, and formed the basis of our independent states.

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Testimonies About the Bible


Testimonies About the Bible

Following are a few statements about the Bible by America’s founding fathers and early political leaders:

Lewis Cass (1782-1866), U.S. Senator, Secretary of State under James Buchanan, Secretary of War under Andrew Jackson, governor of Michigan Territory. “God, in His providence, has given us a Book of His revealed will to be with us at the commencement of our career in this life and at its termination; and to accompany us during all chances and changes of this trying and fitful progress, to control the passions, to enlighten the judgment, to guide the conscience, to teach us what we ought to do here, and what we shall be hereafter” (Cass, 1846, cited from Bill Federer, American Minute).

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Testimonies About the Bible


Testimonies About the Bible-reading

Following are a few statements about the Bible by America’s founding fathers and early political leaders:

John Jay (1745-1829), first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, governor of New York. He wrote the following to his eldest son, “Your aunt tells me that you love your books, and that you daily read in the Bible and have learned by heart some Hymns in the book I sent you. These accounts give me great pleasure, and I love you for being such a good boy. The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts” (John Jay to Peter Jay, 1784, Jay Papers).

Fisher Ames (1758-1808), judge, representative to the Federal Congress, author of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. “We are spending less time in the classroom on the Bible, which should be the principal text in our schools” (Palladium magazine, Sept. 20, 1789).

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Testimonies About the Bible


Testimonies About the Bible

Following are a few statements about the Bible by America’s founding fathers and early political leaders:

James McHenry (1753-1816), signer of the U.S. Constitution, founder and president of the Baltimore Bible Society. “All Christians allow that the Old and New Testaments taken together, are the only books in the world which clearly reveal the nature of God, contain a perfect law for our government, propose the most powerful persuasions to obey this law, and furnish the best motives for patience and resignation, under every circumstance and vicissitude of life. Even those writers who deny their divinity, have yet acknowledged that the matters contained in them are, at least, calculated to make mankind wiser and better. These surprising and salutary effects the scriptures have unequivocally produced, and whenever they are read and attended to, will continue to produce. Facts so fully ascertained and so clearly demonstrating the great importance of circulating the sacred writings have (within these few years past) called the attention of men more particularly to this subject, and given rise to the establishment of Societies whose object is to encourage their circulation. … public utility pleads most forcibly for the general distribution of the Holy Scriptures. Without the Bible, in vain do we increase penal laws and draw entrenchments around our institutions. … Bibles are strong protections. Where they abound, men cannot pursue wicked courses and at the same time enjoy quiet conscience” (One Hundred and Ten Years of Bible Society Work in Maryland, 1921, pp. 13, 14).

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Testimonies About the Bible


Testimonies About the Bible

Following are a few statements about the Bible by America’s founding fathers and early political leaders:

Noah Webster (1758-1843), judge, legislator, educator, author of the American Dictionary of the English Language. “The moral principles and precepts found in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws. … All the … evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible” (Webster, History of the United States, 1832, “Advice to the Young, p. 339). “… our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the Bible, particularly the New Testament, or the Christian religion” (History of the United States, 1832, p. 6). “The Bible is the chief moral cause of all that is good and the best corrector of all that is evil in human society–the best book for regulating the temporal concerns of men” (The Holy Bible … with Amendments of the Language, 1833, p. v).

Roger Sherman (1721-1793), signer of the Declaration of Independence, framer of the Bill of Rights. “The volume which he consulted more than any other was the Bible. It was his custom, at the commencement of every session of Congress, to purchase a copy of the Scriptures, to peruse it daily, and to present it to one of his children on his return” (The Globe, Washington D.C., Aug. 15, 1837).

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