The Bible Led Me To Conservatism

The Bible led me to conservatism. It didn’t lead me to a political party or movement. It lead me to a philosophy that helps to govern my political beliefs. There…

American Genesis: Christian Principles in State Constitutions

This is the final page in my American Genesis series. It is nothing more than a collection of all Christian principles found in America’s first state constitutions. North Carolina—1776  Section…

American Genesis: Fundamental Principles Revisited

             In all things, there are at times a mixing of the good and the bad, the righteous and the evil. It is true in our churches as it is true…

American Genesis: Marriage & Slavery

             In the Supreme Court case, Planned Parenthood vs. Casey, both pro–abortion, and pro–life advocates came away from the Court’s ruling with mixed emotions. Pro–lifers missed an important precedent set by…

American Genesis: Judges as Legislators

             Judicial activism is the practice of using assumed judicial authority to create law apart from a constitutionally established legislative process. The roots of judicial activism are found in English Common…

American Genesis: Personal Behavior

             While many of the states recognized a right to worship, Vermont went further, adding in Chapter I, Article III of its Declaration of Rights:               “All men have a natural and…

American Genesis: Christian Nation & Christian Leaders?

             There is another interesting document in American history, which has brought great controversy to the debate over the Christian roots of our nation, the 1796 Treaty of Peace and Friendship…

American Genesis: Separation of Church & State

             As noted earlier, separation of the church from governmental or societal affairs is not found in the Federal Constitution, but rather, in an address by President Thomas Jefferson to the…

American Genesis: Fundamental Principles

             As if advocating worship wasn’t enough, the Framers also set a course to promote moral values within government; this was done by encouraging public morality within their constitutions. They affirmed…

American Genesis: Education

            The type of conscience a person has forms over time, as a person learns through experience, observation, and upbringing. While today’s education may focus on the feelings, attitudes, and even…