Judges are stepping in where they have no jurisdiction, no constitutional backing, no understanding of the limits of the federal government in relation to the states, and almost no knowledge of American history. A Carroll County [Maryland] commissioner said she was “willing to go to jail” opening up a board meeting with a prayer despite […]
There are six prevalent myths taught about American history over pivotal matters of importance. Call them humanist tall tales, if you wish. They’re as fictional and sensational as the wild stories of Pecos Bill and Paul Bunyan with his big, blue ox, but unlike those American myths, these have long been presented as historical fact by the academic institutions of our fair land. These myths have duped far too many Christians in our day, leading them to devote their efforts to combat the wrong things, or to […]
The Republicans in Congress are planning to read the Constitution! Wait, shouldn’t they have already done this? One would expect that they would be familiar with a document they have sworn to uphold. Will the reading of the Constitution make any difference in the way they run our nation? Watch this episode of Vantage Point […]
Caution. Adult material: John Dunphy is a self-avowed Secular Humanist. He is best known for this statement first published in 1983 in The Humanist magazine “I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of […]
President Obama stepped into it over the weekend. Speaking Friday August 13, 2010, at a White House dinner to honor Ramadan, the President told his audience, “Muslims have the right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country,” an obvious reference to the controversy surrounding the Ground Zero mosque. On Saturday, while spending […]
American Vision stands on the shoulders of those who have gone before us, to restore America’s biblical foundation by educating and equipping Christians to apply a biblical worldview to every aspect of life. Some dismiss these values, and the faith of our founding fathers, as fleeting and archaic. But we know that we owe all […]
Terrorist foes are not new to the United States. Two centuries before 9/11, our country sought to protect its citizens from a foe who held allegiance to no country, the Barbary pirates of North Africa. Capturing ships and demanding a ransom for the crew provided a steady income for the pirates. Many seamen became slaves […]
Brooke Allen claims in her article “Our Godless Constitution” that America “was founded not on Christian principles but on Enlightenment ones.” The Enlightenment is a term used to describe a period in eighteenth-century Europe and America when reason, coupled with advances in science, was declared to be the principal source of intellectual and moral authority. Something had to be argued rationally and demonstrated empirically to be true.
It could be argued that how you view George Washington is a very good indicator of how you view America as a whole. Washington, like Jefferson and Franklin, is a towering figure (literally in Washington’s case, he was well over six feet tall) of American history, and his very likeness is as symbolic for America as the flag. It seems that every group wants to claim Washington as one of their own – whether they are on the left, the right or somewhere in between. The real question is: which Washington is the real Washington?
The new 580,000-square-foot, $621 million Visitor’s Center is already embroiled in controversy. It seems that the illustrious planners wanted to avoid controversy by leaving out the content of America’s rich Christian heritage but had no problem including “photographs of Earth Day, information about an AIDS rally and details about the nation’s industrial sector.” See this […]
The modern-day image of Thomas Jefferson as a social and political liberal would be shattered after a single reading of his Bill for Proportioning Crimes and Punishments. Capital punishment is maintained for murder and treason while rescinded for all other crimes.