Importance of Morality and Religion in Government

John Adams Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Second President of the United States [I]t is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue. (Source: John Adams, The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United [...]

By | 2017-06-23T08:06:50+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Featured, Historical Writings, Library|0 Comments

Oration – July 4th- 1837

John Quincy Adams - 07/04/1837 An Oration Delivered Before the Inhabitants of the Town of Newburyport, at their request, on the Sixty-First Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1837.By John Quincy Adams."Say ye not, A Confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say A Confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor [...]

By | 2017-02-08T13:05:51+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Categories: Historical Writings, Library|0 Comments

Proclamation – America Seeks God in a Time of War – 1777

In light of America's current war in Iraq and ongoing war against terrorism, the actions of our Founding Fathers in times of war are instructive. This is the text of the first national day of thanksgiving in America (set for December 18, 1777), declared by the Continental Congress on November 1, 1777: IN CONGRESS November [...]

By | 2017-01-17T21:41:38+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Categories: Historical Writings|0 Comments

Thomas Paine Criticizes the Current Public School Science Curriculum

Thomas Paine concerned about the content of our current science courses? Definitely! In a speech he delivered in Paris on January 16, 1797, Thomas Paine harshly criticized what the French were then teaching in their science classes-especially the philosophy they were using. Interestingly, that same science philosophy of which Thomas Paine was so critical is [...]

By | 2017-03-17T10:11:43+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Categories: Historical Writings|0 Comments

George Washington’s Farewell Address

(There is an outline and a select dictionary at the end of this Address.) Friends and Fellow-Citizens: The period for a new election of a citizen, to administer the Executive Government of the United States being not far distant, and the time actually arrived, when your thoughts must be employed in designating the person, who [...]

By | 2017-03-17T09:43:02+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Categories: Historical Writings|0 Comments

Letters Between the Danbury Baptists and Thomas Jefferson

(For the latest FBI forensic research on Thomas Jefferson's letter click here. For an analysis of the context of this exchange between the Danbury Baptists and Jefferson, see Daniel Dreisbach's "'Sowing Useful Truths and Principles': The Danbury Baptists, Thomas Jefferson, and the 'Wall of Separation'" in the Journal of Church and State, Vol. 39, Summer 1997; [...]

By | 2017-02-01T20:01:52+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Categories: Historical Writings|0 Comments

Proclamation – Humiliation and Prayer – 1812

Resolution requesting the President of the United States to recommend a day of public humiliation and prayer. It being a duty peculiarly incumbent in a time of public calamity and war, humbly and devoutly to acknowledge our dependence on Almighty God, and to implore his aid and protection: Therefore, Resolved by the Senate and House [...]

By | 2017-01-17T21:41:39+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Categories: Historical Writings|0 Comments