Tag Archives: Benjamin Franklin

Founding Fathers Knew Importance of Moral Values

This is a series examining an article in the Lincoln Journal Star on July 4 entitled “Whose side are the Founding Fathers on?” Just click one of the titles to read Shelli Dawdy’s response: the first part: “The Founding? Move Along Folks, Nothing to See There. Onward Progress!” or second part:
“Efforts to Muddle History of the Founding Don’t Change Its Facts.” or third part: “Whose Side ARE the Founders On? Easy.” An additional follow-up to the series can be found here: Ignorance is Bliss? No. Ignorance is Ignorance. Continue reading

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Charity By Any Other Name Does Not Smell as Sweet

Local churches are misguided in seeking government solutions. While, as Christians, we are called to care for the needy, Jesus did not teach people to give their money to the government. People are not being charitable if they are not giving from their heart, and government welfare programs take money from one citizen and give it to another. Continue reading

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A Republic If You Can Keep It

The story goes that Benjamin Franklin was approached by a woman as he left the Constitutional Convention (1, 2). She asked, “What have you given us?” Franklin is said to have replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” This exchange was common knowledge 50 years or so ago, as commonly taught to schoolchildren as […] Continue reading

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GiN Series Refuting the Flawed July 4th Article on the Founders

We’ve recently posted a series inspired by a Lincoln Journal Star on July 4 entitled
“Whose side are the Founding Fathers on?”

Part One: “The Founding? Move Along Folks, Nothing to See There. Onward Progress!”
Part one points out that the author of the LJS article attempts to appear […] Continue reading

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Whose Side ARE the Founders On? Easy.

By Shelli Dawdy
This is the third and final in a series examining an article in the Lincoln Journal Star on July 4 entitled “Whose side are the Founding Fathers on?” Just click one of the titles to read the first part: “The Founding? Move Along Folks, Nothing to See There. Onward Progress!” or second part: […] Continue reading

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Efforts to Muddle History of the Founding Don’t Change Its Facts

By Shelli Dawdy
This is the second of  a three part piece examining an article in the Lincoln Journal Star on July 4 entitled “Whose side are the Founding Fathers on?” Just click the title to read the first part: “The Founding? Move Along Folks, Nothing to See There. Onward Progress!“
There is a related piece in […] Continue reading

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The Founding? Move Along Folks NOTHING To See There. Onward Progress!

By Shelli Dawdy
This is part one of a two part piece.
The Lincoln Journal Star featured a piece in their Independence Day edition entitled “Whose Side Are the Founding Fathers On?” The piece was written with a bottom-line message: there’s no clear answer. It’ll be a topic of perpetual debate.
According to the article, the Founders […] Continue reading

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Meet the Oklahoma “Chippers” and Follow the Money

Here is the story of HB2569 on Scribd below. Follow the money and the story of these capitol offenders in 2010. Meet the “chippers’ and ask yourself if you really want people who want to track you like cattle representing you in any capacity whatsoever.

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

Benjamin Franklin (quoted on statue of liberty) Continue reading

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