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FOUNDATIONAL STUDY

PREFACE

The gift of Liberty was purchased for us with great sacrifice.  The men and women at our founding understood that Liberty is a gift from God and that all God’s gifts are worth our effort.  John Adams, in a letter to his wife Abigail in 1777, reminds us of the charge we have to ensure that the gift of Liberty is not squandered.

Posterity you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom!  I hope you will make a good use of it.  If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it.”

We must heed the warnings of history and make every effort to pass on the gift of Liberty to future generations.  We cannot do that if we lose our history.  Too often history is revised in ways that demean America’s founders and undermine America’s foundation.  By allowing lies to be taught to our sons and daughters, we dishonor those who gave so much, and Liberty is put in peril.

We are not trying to give the founders some divine status or even attribute to them a level of perfection that they did not have.  John Adams himself had some serious lapses in judgment when it came to honoring his oath.  We must understand that our nation was not founded upon people, but upon principles. The people that gave us our exceptional American principles were flawed vessels just like you and us. However, the amazing part of this history is that those flawed men understood that the foundation of an enduring nation must be Liberty and that Liberty is only maintained by a society founded in a shared morality.

At the same time, Liberty cannot survive with moral law alone.  Moral law not mingled with freedom is theocracy.  Theocracy in the hands of men is tyranny in the name of religion.  Our founders attempted to give us the balance and secure the blessings of Liberty for us in our founding documents.  When we abandon our founding documents and disregard our moral foundations as we are doing today, Liberty is put in peril.

Thomas Jefferson warned, “Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of people that these liberties are a gift from God?

Ben Franklin cautioned America’s founders during the Constitutional Convention:

In the beginning of the Contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayer in this room for Divine protection…All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of Superintending Providence in our favor…have we forgotten the powerful Friend?  or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance...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?”

Patrick Henry said “Three million people, armed in the holy cause of Liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us.  Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone.  There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us.”

Watch Patrick Henry video – G. Edward Griffin shared this one.  This is Patrick Henry’s entire speech in context with the occasion that inspired it.

Our founders had a strong sense of something greater that themselves.  Thomas Jefferson reminds us of that, “We are not in a world ungoverned by the laws and the power of a Superior Agent.  Our efforts are in His hand and directed by it; and He will give them their effect in His own time.

Yet when man begins to amass almost god-like, unchecked power all sense of moral restraint is tossed aside.  When such men have control over the mechanisms that shape society, namely government and its institutions, tyranny is the natural result.  Our nation has been in a constant struggle to evermore expand the boundaries of Liberty while pushing back the tyranny of the power-hungry and the amoral.  The battle rages still.  Today the rising tides of apathy, corruption, greed, deceit, and gross immorality threaten to overwhelm the bulwarks erected by our founders.  It will take courageous and tireless effort to return this nation to balance. 

It has been because of the principles of freedom and morality that America with all of its imperfections has been the haven of rest when tyrants oppress their own.  She has been the vineyard of innovation and opportunity.  This is the nation that opens its arms to the tired, to the poor, to the oppressed, to the huddled masses yearning to breathe free.  No other nation can claim this legacy; no other people have this birthright.  This is the shining city upon a hill, and if we let the light go out, there will be darkness for generations around the world.  We must revive the knowledge of our nation’s history and of its foundations, lost in antiquity. 

We need a REVOLUTION OF THE MIND.

We need to learn anew that we have an exceptional nation where “all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights;” a nation birthed by the principle that the power of the government is to be held BY the People and not where the government holds power OVER the people; a nation that believes the principle that says all are free to worship according to the dictates of their own conscience, and all are equally free.  A nation that has prospered based on the principle that ideas and hard work open the door to prosperity regardless of bloodline, skin color, or social status; a nation that has remained free because the citizens maintain the right to defend self, property, and Liberty.  This is the nation we are fighting for, and exceptional nation founded on exceptional principles.  Those principles have been enshrined in our founding documents.  If those documents are destroyed, the foundation is lost.  If the foundation is lost, the whole structure crumbles under the weight of unbridled tyranny.

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May your journey be FOCUSED in BOTH MIND and BODY to stay the course before us.

In the words of Daniel Webster, “Is our Constitution worth preserving?  Guard it as you would guard the seat of your life, guard it not only against the open blows of violence, but also against the spirit of change…Miracles do not cluster.  That which has happened but once in six thousand years, cannot be expected to happen often.  Such a government, once destroyed, would have a void to be filled, perhaps for centuries, with evolution and tumult, riot, and despotism.

So, in these difficult times, let us keep a “laser focus” on what is important.  In this day it is popular to denigrate America for every little flaw.  Why not take back a bit of American Exceptionalism?  Why not embrace what makes us different from every other nation on the planet?  America is an exceptional nation because we are built on exceptional principles that were enshrined in our founding documents – principles of Liberty, freedom, morality, and equality as derived from our Creator.  And these principles are STILL WORTH FIGHTING FOR.

The United States of America is the greatest free country to ever exist!  It is the only nation to ever be established as a Christian nation.  It is the only nation which inculcated the precepts of the Bible and Christianity into one great political experiment.  Speaking of this, the famed French philosopher Alexis De Tocqueville 1805-1859 wrote, “On my arrival in the United States, the religious aspect of the country was the first thing that struck my attention; and the longer I stayed there, the more I perceived the great political consequences resulting from this new state of things.  In France I had almost always seen the spirit of religion and the spirit of freedom marching in opposite directions.  But in America I found they were intimately united and that they reigned in common over the same country.”  He also said, “The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other. The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.

Put aside the Communist’s lie of SEPARATION OF CHURCH and STATE. Give this wishful thinking on their part no quarter, lest your understanding may be corrupted in the journey that lies ahead as you undertake this Foundational Study to revive a history and a heritage their ilk have gone to great links to hide from We the People over the last 175 plus years. This journey will render great knowledge and hope for the future of mankind. The Goal before us is to return America to its foundations in a Republic. This is the Great Awakening. View a simple lesson from an unlikely place to find it.

Our American heritage is a rich one.  It is incumbent upon every American to read and know our history if we are to appreciate and preserve the Liberty which was so dearly purchased by our founding fathers.

Unfortunately, our public educational institutions, which are dominated by liberals and leftists, do not want our posterity to know their history.  Much of the material contained in this study in the past was readily available in even the elementary grades of our nation’s schools. The “Farewell Address” of President George Washington, for, example, was a required reading in most schools until about six decades ago.  Alas, it is no more!  Our great heritage is hidden from young and old alike.  Multiculturalism and liberalism have completely rewritten and unwritten the great deeds and documents of our forefathers.  If there is any mention or our heritage, it is usually clouded in negativity and skepticism. 

Noticeably absent is the Godly faith of the patriots. The antichrist movement of the 20th and 21stcentury communists has chiseled away at any and all references to God, and prayer in the public schools has been disallowed. NO hand was raised high enough to protest loud enough and declare: I DO NOT CONSENT. Yes, the written and spoken words of our long ago patriots are filled with references to God and the Scriptures and their reverence for them. But the last two or three generations of children saw those traditions erased from history and our sight by traitors to the Republic. Therefore, the father and grandfather of the present generation in school most probably know them not as well. This tells the whole story of why and how everything in the Public School System went awry. Brace yourself for this one.

VIDEO: David Barton on The Philosophy Of Early Education -


When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darknessAlexis De Tocqueville 

DISCLAIMER:

In compiling the material contained in this study we searched “high and low”.  We searched computer-based bulletin boards on university campuses and private online services.  We scanned libraries and private collections.  We cannot guarantee that every document is perfectly copied.  We can assure the reader that every effort was made to be completely accurate.  We apologize for any discrepancies or errors you may discover.

This study is offered with the hope and prayer that you will once again discover your Rights, and our country’s great history and heritage.  You now have in this study, the great documents that testify to our faith and freedom.  But, as Benjamin Franklin said, “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”  We must do more than read our history, we must preserve our future!  If America is to remain strong and free, we must demonstrate those same attributes of courage and conviction which gripped our forefathers.  To that end this study is dedicated.

We’re committed to showing you the truth in a World consumed by lies… Everyone has the same opportunity, and what we do with this opportunity is up to us. The unalienable Right to "the pursuit of happiness" was laid at our feet when the Declaration of Independence was fully ratified and signed into law August 2, 1776.

As the philosopher George Santayana once said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." 

Thankfully a roadmap to our lost heritage still exist; preserved in 160 tons of solid granite for future generations to enjoy and appreciate.

Watch the Video

VIDEO: Pathway to Liberty:  The Forefathers Monument