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From December 15, 1941, “We Hold These Truths,” a dramatic radio broadcast celebrating the Bill of Rights. It’s an hour long, so grab a cup of tea or what have you, and settle into a comfy chair – or put on headphones and head out for a nice long walk, or whatever it is you like to do while getting educated by audio. It’s well worth a listen, I think. (Parental guidance is suggested for young children, for a portion dedicated to terrors the amendments are designed to protect against.)

From the website:

Narrated by James Stewart. Featuring Edward Arnold, Lionel Barrymore, Walter Brennan, Bob Burns, Dane Clark, Walter Huston, Elliott Lewis, Marjorie Main, Edward G. Robinson, Rudy Vallee, and Orson Welles, among others. Not to mention Leopold Stokowski leading the New York Philharmonic through “The Star Spangled Banner.”

hat tip: @RealTimeWWII on Twitter

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Back in 1949, C. S. Lewis wrote an essay on the humanitarian theory of justice, and how it leads to tyranny and the dehumanization of citizens, instead of justice. Looking at the verdict handed down for a mass murderer in Norway, John Piper revisits that essay in Life Is Cheap In Norway.

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Eric Metaxas notes what is motivating some of the dissidents in China, including the most famous one at the moment.

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A couple of chapters from Not Exactly Allies:

46 – BERTIN GOES SEARCHING FOR CLUES

A few days later, Bertin Nason decided he was tired of sitting around hoping someone came up with information on the Arab boy’s murder, or on undercover communists of a latter-day mutant variety, or on the ambusher Jean Blondet, or any of a half dozen other matters nibbling away at his thoughts and his sanity and his sense of duty. (more…)

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Letters from an Ohio Farmer provides a great little history and philosophy lesson, in The American Mind.

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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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