Founding Fathers

The Place of Christian Religion in the American Founding

"Mark Hall’s new book adduces solid evidence to dispel many contemporary myths concerning religion and the American founding. Let us finally be done with false claims that the founders were deists, or that they were hostile to religion and wanted to exclude it from public life." - Public Discourse

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Remembering the real revolution of July 4

"These inspirational and linguistically beautiful words of the Declaration of Independence justified the American colonies’ break from England. But they did more than that. They explained to the world and to history that natural rights formed the basis of civil law and government. This was the truly revolutionary aspect of that document signed on July 4, 1776." - Acton

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Why Didn't the Founders Abolish Slavery?

"4. They Thought Opposition Would Grow Organically, Not Coercively .... The Founders thought that the policies they implemented would suffocate slavery’s spread, and coupled with the younger generation’s voracious absorbance of 'the principles of liberty,' would create an environment in which slavery’s extinction would be inevitable." - Intellectual Takeout

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