A study of America's foundation and the modern thinking which seeks to destroy it.
“The general principles upon which the Fathers achieved independence were
the general principals of Christianity" -John Adams
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 Godgoverns 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."
"A wise and frugal government...shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."