James Madison’s views on Freedom of Conscience

American Minute with Bill Federer

Lockdowns on Virginia Baptists shaped James Madison’s views on Freedom of Conscience

In times of crisis, people turn to Christ, and following the crisis of the French and Indian War, there was a move towards religion in the colonies. Virginia’s government, though, was established Anglican and imposed strict lockdowns on unapproved church gatherings. A Virginia historical marker reads: “John Weatherford’s Grave … Baptist Preacher … and early advocate of religious liberty, jailed for five months … for unlicensed preaching. His release was secured by Patrick Henry.”

Continued at Source: https://americanminute.com/blogs/todays-american-minute/persecution-of-virginia-baptists-shaped-james-madisons-defense-of-conscience-american-minute-with-bill-federer

Theirs Was a Better Generation

This in part was sent to me and was too true not to pass on. 

Has Hollywood lost touch with American values? - Los Angeles Times

Would someone please remind me again how many of today’s Hollywood elite put their careers on hold to enlist in Iraq or Afghanistan?  UH, Almost NONE.

The only one who even comes close was Pat Tillman, who turned down a contract offer of $36 million over three years from the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the US Army after September 11, 2001, and serve as a Ranger in Afghanistan, where he died in 2004. But rather than being lauded for his choice and his decision to put his country before his career, he was mocked and derided by many of his peers.

[I will add here, that while I have no real issue with anyone not enlisting, I have real issues with folks not supporting our troops. It is one thing to disagree with war efforts another altogether to disparage those fighting for your freedom to open your mouth.]

Ladies and Gentlemen, I submit to you that this is not America today than it was seventy years ago. And I, for one, am saddened. My generation grew up watching, being entertained by, and laughing with so many of these fine people, never really knowing what they contributed to the war effort.

Like millions of Americans during WWII, there was a job that needed doing they didn’t question, they went and did it, those that came home returned to their now new normal life and carried on, very few ever saying what they did or saw.
 
They took it as their “responsibility”, their “duty” to the Country, to protect and preserve our freedoms and way of life, not just for themselves but for all future generations to come. As a member of a later generation, I’m forever humbly in their debt!

Click on the link below to see nearly 100 of the many Hollywood elitist who put it all on the line when it mattered. 

America’s Greatest Generation

Articles of Confederation

American Minute with Bill Federer

Articles of Confederation: The First U.S. Government & the Role of Religion in the States that Ratified It

What was the government in the United States before the U.S. Constitution was written? 
It was the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union.
The Articles of Confederation were introduced in the Continental Congress on July 12, 1776, a little over a week after Congress approved the Declaration of Independence.

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Your 9 Ways Socialism Will Morally Bankrupt America

I recently received this eBooklet, that clearly points out the dangerous path American youth have been traveling for the past 20 years or so. 

The Heritage Foundation

EVERY DAY, SOCIALISM BECOMES MORE AND more popular among young Americans. 

There are 3 big reasons why:

1. Socialism is being marketed to young people as kind, selfless, and community-focused,
2. Many people are unaware of Socialism’s dismal record, and
3. Young people are not being taught America’s founding principles, so they are unprepared to combat the narratives they hear in their schools and colleges.

READ THE PAMPHLET HERE 

“Constitution has enemies, secret and professed”

American Minute with Bill Federer

“Constitution has enemies, secret and professed” -Daniel Webster

Considered one of the five greatest Senators in U.S. history, Daniel Webster’s statue stands in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, placed there by the State of New Hampshire.
His career spanned almost four decades, serving as Secretary of State for Presidents William Harrison, John Tyler, and Millard Fillmore… 
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American Minute – 5 Great Reads

With the push to erase or rewrite the history of our nation, I will continue to publish articles like the ones below that inform and cause us to reflect upon the GREAT heritage that is America. – Mike 

American Minute with Bill Federer

Forgotten Successful Black Americans

“Pro-Life is Pro-Science”: Sanctity of Life “The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion”-Mother Teresa

Healthcare and Hospitals Pioneered by Christian Charity

The Ten Commandments and the necessity of a moral & educated population for self-government

Freedom of Conscience and Religion: Jefferson, Madison, Henry, Mason

1776 No Longer Relevant

Biden Tries to Make 1776 History

by Tony Perkins

In normal times, Victor Davis Hansen agreed, talking about America’s founding wouldn’t be controversial. But these are not normal times. And the fierce reaction to President Trump’s 1776 project proves it.

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The following is from Larry P. Arnn, President, Hillsdale College, and chair the President’s 1776 Advisory Commission.

The President’s Advisory 1776 Commission cover

The Commission issued its 1776 Report this past Monday. The report calls for a return to the unifying principles stated in the Declaration of Independence. It quotes the greatest Americans, black and white, men and women, in devotion to these principles. It acknowledges the many ways we have fallen short of them even as it celebrates, following Abraham Lincoln, the influence for good that they exercised to the benefit of all. It acknowledges the way we fall short of them today and argues that it is only by returning to them that our current evils can be corrected. It calls for a civics education that fosters reverence for these principles, beginning with an accurate and honest teaching of American history. It is not a partisan document.

The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and other publications have made positive note of the report. The New York Times, the Washington Post, and other mainstream media organizations condemned the report, almost entirely for things it does not say. On Wednesday, the 1776 Commission was abolished by one of President Biden’s first executive orders.

I invite you to read the report here: https://info.hillsdale.edu/1776-commission

Six Other Times People Broke Into The U.S. Capitol

Conservative Freedom Network

Published  on  By 

Six Other Times People Broke Into The U.S. Capitol

On Wednesday, protesters {¹apparently} with a pro-Trump “Stop the Steal” rally broke through Capitol Police and breached the premises of the U.S. Capitol Building. Some of them even made it to the Capitol Rotunda and the Senate Floor. The U.S. Capitol has survived many invasions in the past, and it will endure through this one, as well.

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{¹ Added; when you consider that no other Trump has ever included masked, helmeted, tool bearing thugs the level of suspicion as to the origin and affiliation of these insurrectionists is great.}

Here is a related article to my point 

The Capitol: So Much Suspicious Evidence

 

Women of the Revolution

Most of us have heard of and remember Paul Revere, Joh Paul Jones and of course George Washington. All hero’s of the American Revolution, but how many women of that same conflict can you name? 

American Minute with Bill Federer

Women of the Revolution

 Courageous women have always played a vital role in American history.

Addressing the Daughters of the American Revolution, April 19, 1926, President Calvin Coolidge stated:

"The importance of women in the working out the destiny of mankind ... As there were fathers in our Republic so there were mothers ...

By their abiding faith they inspired and encouraged the men; by their sacrifice they performed their part in the struggle out of which came our country …

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The Death of George Washington …

American Minute with Bill Federer

The Death of George Washington … and the warning he left that echoed through the centuries!

He caught a chill riding horseback several hours in the snow while inspecting his Mount Vernon farm. The next morning it developed into “acute laryngitis” and the doctors were called in….

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