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Have We Forgotten Our Powerful Friend?

Have We Forgotten Our Powerful Friend?

Benjamin Franklin was eighty-one years old when he came to the Constitutional Convention. At first, the delegates couldn’t agree on anything. Then, they adopted Franklin’s resolution to begin each session with prayer. With God’s help, they drafted the United States Constitution. They created a new form of government that had never existed before. A government whose power is derived from the consent of the governed. A government of the people, by the people and for the people. This is a…

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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death

  In Patrick Henry’s most famous speech, he implores his fellow citizens to take arms against the British. And they did. The rest is history.   What is it that makes this speech so powerful? It’s Patrick Henry’s passionate expression of his faith in God. He knew that God always helps his people. And that when we’re on God’s side, we will prevail, because God will defeat all of our enemies. Here are the last two paragraphs of Patrick Henry’s speech:…

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