“The general principles upon which the Fathers achieved independence were
the general principals of Christianity" -John Adams

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sorry for the very extended break in posting. In focusing on school I'm not finding a lot of extra time for posting (surprise surprise ;) Until the summer (when I will officially publish my overviews of the seven principles) I will be posting news articles periodically via facebook but they will still appear on the blog. Thanks for your patience. Just wanted to explain what's going on.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Week One: The Principle of Individuality

Earlier last year I took part in an extensive class on American History and Government -more specifically called "Principles of American Government" or PAG. The class was taught by Mr. Ben Gilmore, who I will be introducing in my next post. I highly recommend looking into his classes. They are more than worth the time and effort they require.

Over the next few weeks I will discus each of the seven fundamental principles I studied in Mr. Gilmore's class. I will begin today with a very brief and paraphrased overview of the first principle. I hope to expand on these definitions in future articles.


IN A NUTSHELL: Our creator Himself is unique, and He has created us - His people, in His likeness.

The first principle, the principle of individuality, is based on the belief that when God created the world he created every aspect of it with distinct uniqueness and purpose.

The bible speaks strongly in favor of individuality (as apposed to collectivism). Take for example 1 Corinthians 12:4-11Now the body is not made up of one part but of many…” This passage in Corinthians goes on to discus the various gifts and talents that God has given to his children and the individuality He has placed in each of them, expounding on the importance of cultivating and using those specific gifts.

The Bible is not against working in groups, organized government, or friendship. Indeed, the Bible praises collaboration. But at the same time it stresses the importance of retaining personal individuality and responsibility in those establishments.

You are not saved through your church, your family, or your state. You are saved by your personal acceptance of God’s grace.

The God who created everything--this God deals with you as an individual! Not as a collective group. He cares about you personally.

----More to come soon.

Why Study our Founding Principles?

To put it simply: Mans' idea of God shapes his government. If we have forgotten God- we have put our belief in an all powerful state. As American Christians we must study our history, and the God behind it, in order to be alert and protect our liberty.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Break

Hey guys, I'm working on getting my posts together for this blog, but with the crazy Christmas times I think I'm going to have to put this on hold until the new year. See you soon in 2010! :D

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Plan for this blog

In order to be able to share my views on current events, I feel I should first give a overview of the basics of what I belive. Over the next few weeks I plan to give an outline of the 7 foundational principles of our government. Without an understanding of the principles that shaped our nation, it will be impossible to understand the issues we face now. (These 7 Principles are listed on the side of my blog).

Then in the future I will discuss things such as:
Abortion, Global Warming, Taxes, Gun Control, The Death Penalty, Line Item Veto, Term Limits, School Vouchers, The Economy, Homeschooling, Christianity, Free Speech, Constitutional rights, Ect...
And the principles involved in those issues.

I will also periodically post thoughts on books I am reading and some of my favorite quotes from the founding fathers. It may take me a while to get this blog up and going, and I'm still working on ideas for this blog. So please share your thoughts with me. Thanks for bearing with me while I get this started :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Quote of the Week: Benjamin Franklin

Constitutional Convention: Address on Prayer

The words of Benjamin Franklin, the so called "least religious" of the founding fathers.

"I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth -- that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings that "except the Lord build they labor in vain that build it." I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel."

Read the whole address here.

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