Sarah Palin, short-time governor of Alaska, vice-presidential candidate, and politico-social celebrity, has embarked on a bus tour of America she dubs the “One Nation Tour.” In a blog post on her PAC web site, she describes the tour with a reference to a “declaration” by our founders: “We’ll celebrate the meaning of our nation’s blueprints, … Continue reading Born the Heirs of Freedom
If you are remotely curious about what the heck this means, do go and read a paper I wrote under this rubric a while ago, when I could write extremely fascinating stuff like: The American Revolution, conceived broadly as the quarter-century from 1764 to 1788, has innumerable facets, interpretations, and legacies. The Revolution was a … Continue reading Janus-Faced (American) Revolution
The leading founders of our nation (let’s peg that as 1774 onward) themselves didn’t dwell on the question much. Maybe it didn’t occur to them to explicate their religious views as they set out to dissolve the bands which united them to England and establish representative government on the American continent. When we look at … Continue reading How Christian Were the Founding Fathers?