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From July 4, 1837, a look at the novelty and morality of American government.

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… Jana Novak reflects on George Washington, and Forging Independence.

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Chuck Colson builds on G. K. Chesterton’s observation that America is the only nation in the world founded on a creed.

hat tip: Sue Thielke (on Facebook)

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Celebrate Our Freedom -The Declaration of Independence.

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Liberal historians apparently tend to hate President Coolidge, and have been known to spin him out of recognition. There’s no reason we need to let them get away with it, though, is there?

For instance, “the business of America is business” isn’t fair, or accurate. Steven Hayward has the real quote, in context, as well as some great stuff on ‘progressives’ who can only go backwards from the Declaration of Independence.

hat tip: Peter W. Schramm’s Coolidge and the 4th of July post.

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I caught today’s Focus on the Family broadcast – which turned out to be Part 2 (of 2) of “The Founding of America,” with David Barton. I’m looking forward to listening to Part One when I can carve out some time later, and to listening to Part Two again. There are suggested resources at the link, including DVDs for teaching history to kids.

So, for me as well as you: Part One. And, Part Two.

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Michael Gerson and Peter Wehner¬† were on this morning’s Focus on the Family broadcast discussing how Christians can and should engage today’s culture.¬† Much of the discussion was tied to material covered in their book: City of Man: Religion and Politics in the New Era.

The discussion was worthwhile, and the book sounds like it might be a good one to read.

If nothing else, listen to this 10:16 bonus audio on Early Christian Response to Government. There is much we can learn from people who offered hope during times of severe persecution.

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