Fed up with a British system of civil law in which people were subjected to the arbitrary and tyrannical dictates of many unelected officials, John Cotton began his abstract for a system of laws in New England with a requirement drawn from Mosaic political doctrine: “ALL magistrates are to be chosen. Deut. 1:13, 17, 15.” This was actually […]
The atheist organization The Freedom From Religion Foundation is demanding that the Wayland High School band “stop playing ‘God Bless America’ at school functions because it violates separation of church and state.” The Massachusetts’ school officials are ignoring the group’s threats, and for good reason. First, the First Amendment prohibits “Congress” from establishing a religion. […]
Although some compromises were necessary to complete the framing of our Constitution – and to ensure that we had a constitution at all – our Constitution was not a mere bundle of pragmatic compromises. Our Constitution was designed: it was the product of a carefully crafted deliberative process in which history’s lessons concerning the effects of different forms of civil government for liberty and justice were carefully weighed and the proposed means of giving us the best form of republican government that the people of the various states would accept were both considered and reconsidered.
American Vision’s mission goes beyond restoring America just for America’s sake. John Winthrop, the first governor of the Massachusetts colony, envisioned a nation that would become "a City on a Hill."