Why the South’s Secession was not the Second American Revolution

Battle of Antietam by Thulstrup

Every 4th of July, you’re likely to be wished “Happy Secession Day” by at least one proud Southerner. However, the Confederacy was in direct violation of the Declaration of Independence. You can’t claim your right to self-government under the Declaration for the specific purpose of depriving a whole class of people of their Declaration rights to life,… Continue reading Why the South’s Secession was not the Second American Revolution

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Are you a political barbarian?

Every election cycle, we hear Christian leaders encouraging everyone to throw strategy to the wind and just vote conscience. While that sounds great, this line of reasoning is actually counter-productive to their goals. Let me explain by telling a story. An Illustration From History In 61 AD, a small Roman army was drawn up in… Continue reading Are you a political barbarian?

An endorsement: a favor to exchange or a good name to guard?

Former Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer endorsed Mike Huckabee in 2008. Mike Huckabee then endorsed Bauer in his next election. Sen. Lindsey Graham vocally supported Sarah Palin as she ran for VP; she then donated to his campaign fund. Mitt Romney endorsed Gov. Nikki Haley in her campaign; now she has just endorsed him for president.… Continue reading An endorsement: a favor to exchange or a good name to guard?

The Church: A Regiment Gone AWOL

The unsung heroes of the American revolution were the colonial pastors. Without them, it’s safe to say that we would never have won our independence. According to The American Quarterly Register (1833), “As a body of men, the clergy were pre-eminent in their attachment to liberty. The pulpits of the land rang with the notes… Continue reading The Church: A Regiment Gone AWOL

Statesmen Don’t Lay Low

Well, it looks like we’ve got another Vice-presidential hopeful – or could that possibly be someone just doing his duty? “To speak up or not to speak up?” Newly-elected Florida Senator Marco Rubio, according to headlines, is “stepping into the spotlight on debt fight.” Rubio was advised to lay low for a while, not to… Continue reading Statesmen Don’t Lay Low

Is your life more valuable than liberty?

236 years ago today, Patrick Henry delivered his famous “Liberty or Death” speech at the second Virginia Convention. The interesting thing about this speech – his most famous one – is that it was totally unplanned. He had no notes, no rehearsed phrases or planned anecdotes. Nothing but a heart and mind on fire for… Continue reading Is your life more valuable than liberty?

On Our Nation’s Birthday

We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name and by the authority of the good people of these colonies solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of right… Continue reading On Our Nation’s Birthday

In Henry’s Wake

The American Revolution was led by many heroes. It is a man of unusual caliber, however, who is a leader among heroes. Such a man was Patrick Henry. Henry was the de facto leader of the Thirteen Colonies during the years leading up to and immediately following the Revolutionary War. Often, readers of history will… Continue reading In Henry’s Wake

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