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Importance of Morality and Religion in Government

By | June 25th, 2017|Categories: Historical Writings, Library|

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 [...]

Oration – July 4th- 1837

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: Historical Writings, Library|

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 [...]

Thomas Paine Criticizes the Current Public School Science Curriculum

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: Historical Writings|

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 [...]

“Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death”

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: Historical Writings|

No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, [...]

George Washington’s Farewell Address

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: Historical Writings|

(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 [...]

Letters Between the Danbury Baptists and Thomas Jefferson

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: Historical Writings|

(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, [...]

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