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The Religious Beliefs of the Founding Fathers

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Related to this week's lesson:
  • *Founding Fathers Beliefs
  • *The Preamble to the Constitution (with details derived from the Biblical framework)
  • *Biblical Principles: Basis for American Laws
  • Week 3 of "The Law" article, Property and Plunder, 4/6/2011 9:55:51 AM
  • What Made Us a Christian Nation, per Benjamin Franklin, 3/5/2014 12:47:54 PM
  • Webster's 1828 Definition of Property.pdf
  • Sample a keynote presentation by Dr. David Noebel

    Schedule for this week:
    1. Announcements, as needed
    2. Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the USA
    3. Prayer of thanks
    4. Review "The Law" reading for this week
    5. 30 minute segment from Dr. John Eidsmoe's "Institute on the Constitution" DVD, The Religious Beliefs of the Founding Fathers.
      • God's Providence at Work
      • Puritan Political Theory
      • The Framers of the Constitution: Christians or Deists?
      • The Framers' Own Statements About Christianity
      • Conclusion
    6. DVD segment 1 from David Barton's, "Keys to Good Government"".
      • First State Constitutions - Who wrote them and what were the principles used?
      • State Constitution after Independence - What did they require for public office?
      • Education and the Founding Fathers - What was the role of the Citizens?
      • Democracy or Republic - What is the source of Authority?
    7. Review of the fill-in-the-blank answers related to the workbook outline (Answers are also in the workbook).
    8. Reading and answering of the multiple-choice questions for the week (Answers are NOT in your workbook.
    9. Reading and answering of the True-False questions for the week (Answers are NOT in your workbook.
    10. Discussion Questions as time allows
    11. Final announcements
    12. Closing Prayer

  • Assignments for reading/homework:
    • IOTC Workbook Week 3 - Please try to complete all test questions for week.
    • Assignment for reading from "The Law" (1850) by Frederick Bastiat, from your workbook: pg 236-238, sections
      1. Perverted Law Causes Conflict
      2. Slavery and Tariffs Are Plunder
      3. Two Kinds of Plunder
      4. The Law Defends Plunder
      5. How to Identify Plunder
      6. Legal Plunder Has Many Names
      7. Socialism Is Legal Plunder

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