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The United States of . . . Not America

By |February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Issues and Articles|

The United States of . . . Not America by David Barton Here’s a simple question: “What is America’s first-protected, most-important, and longest-cherished politically-protected right?” The answer? The rights of religious conscience. But the Supreme Court of Washington State just became another [1] in the line of recent courts [2] who [...]

Is America a Christian Nation?

By |February 14th, 2017|Categories: Issues and Articles, Library|

  Is America a Christian Nation? by David Barton Modern claims that America is not a Christian nation are rarely noticed or refuted today because of the nation’s widespread lack of knowledge about America’s history and foundation. To help provide the missing historical knowledge necessary to combat today’s post-modern revisionism, presented [...]

President Obama’s Misguided Sense of Moral Equivalency

By |February 13th, 2017|Categories: Issues and Articles, Library|

David Barton - 02/09/2015   Last week, the president made headlines by comparing historic Christianity with modern radical Islam. Cautioning Christians, he warned: And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds [...]

Federal Judges: Demigods?

By |February 10th, 2017|Categories: Issues and Articles, Library|

Federal Judges: Demigods? By David Barton You may recall pictures of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sitting on the front row in Congress sleeping during President Obama’s State of the Union Address. News recently broke explaining why: “I wasn't 100% sober.” 1 A State of the Union message is a [...]

Presidential Protestors Don’t Understand America

By |January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Issues and Articles|

by David BartonThe Inauguration of Donald Trump was remarkable in many ways, not the least of which was that six different individuals offered prayers, with four of those prayers ending in Jesus’ name and the other two openly quoting from the Bible. 1 Clearly absent was the typical government-mandated politically-correct prayer. [...]

Religious Activities at Presidential Inaugurations

By |January 18th, 2017|Categories: Issues and Articles|

by David BartonAmericans have long believed that civic ceremonies such as presidential inaugurations should include religious activities. Recently, some individuals and groups have raised objections to these activities, often arguing that they violate the Founders’ supposed commitment to secularizing the public square by separating church and state. 1 These arguments have [...]

Franklin’s Appeal for Prayer at the Constitutional Convention

By |December 31st, 2016|Categories: Issues and Articles|

Although authorized by the Congress of the Confederation, the Constitutional Convention of 1787 was nevertheless cloaked with secrecy and confidentiality. The official papers of the Convention sat in the Department of State, untouched, until 1818. Yet in retrospect, the gathering reveals both the men and the issues they faced during the [...]

In Hoc Anno Domini

By |December 31st, 2016|Categories: Issues and Articles|

Wall Street Journal December 24, 2007; Page A10 When Saul of Tarsus set out on his journey to Damascus the whole of the known world lay in bondage. There was one state, and it was Rome. There was one master for it all, and he was Tiberius Caesar. Everywhere there was [...]

A Godless Constitution?: A Response to Kramnick and Moore

By |December 31st, 2016|Categories: Issues and Articles|

In their provocative polemic The Godless Constitution: The Case Against Religious Correctness (W. W. Horton, 1996), Cornell University professors Isaac Kramnick and R. Laurence Moore argue that the God-fearing framers of the U. S. Constitution "created an utterly secular state" unshackled from the intolerant chains of religion. They purportedly find evidence [...]

Political Parties and Morality

By |December 31st, 2016|Categories: Issues and Articles|

On Saturday, December 19, 1998, President William Jefferson Clinton became only the second President in American history to be impeached. Charged by a majority of the House with the crimes of perjury before a grand jury and the abuse of power, the impeachment vote was lambasted as completely partisan and therefore [...]

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