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The Philosophical Worldview of the Founding Fathers

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Related to this week's lesson:
  • *United Nations & United States Philosophies.pdf
  • *10 Communist Manifesto Planks
  • *Socialism/Worldviews: A Case Study in Changing our Nationís Culture
  • *Education in America.pdf, 1/26/2012 5:29:24 PM
  • Week 4 of "The Law" article, Perverted Law Causes Conflict, 4/6/2011 9:55:51 AM
  • Laws of Nature Doc (pdf), 3/26/2001
  • The Origin of Common Law (pdf), 3/26/2001
  • ARE Americans practicing Communism (Communist Manifesto)?
    Schedule for this week:
    1. Announcements, as needed
    2. Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the USA
    3. Prayer of thanks
    4. Show "The Philosophy of Liberty: an irreverent, animated look at the ideas of Frederic Bastiat and John Locke", segment on: Plunder
    5. Review "The Law" reading for this week
    6. Overview of weekly extra reading, e.g., "The Law" (1850) by Frederick Bastiat, from your workbook assignment.
    7. 30 minute segment from Dr. John Eidsmoe's "Institute on the Constitution" DVD, The Philosophical Worldview of the Founding Fathers.
      • Major Influences on the Founding Fathers
      • The Laws of Nature and of Nature's God
      • Natural Rights
      • Equality
      • Government by Concent of the Governed
      • Sinfulness of Human Nature
      • Issue at Constitutional Convention: How to give Government enough Power to Govern Effectively, But Limit that Power so Government does not become Tyrannical and Corrupt, Given the Fallen Nature of Man?
      • Need for Civil Virtue
    8. DVD segment 2 from David Barton's, "Keys to Good Government"".
      • Forgotten Principle
      • Private life versus Public life
        • Benedict Arnold
        • John Witherspoon
      • Statesman or Politician
      • Religion and Morality
    9. Review of the fill-in-the-blank answers related to the workbook outline (Answers are also in the workbook).
    10. Reading and answering of the multiple-choice questions for the week (Answers are NOT in your workbook.
    11. Reading and answering of the True-False questions for the week (Answers are NOT in your workbook.
    12. Discussion Questions as time allows
    13. Final announcements
    14. Closing Prayer

    Assignments for reading/homework:
  • Read/Print SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Related to next week's lesson that has a "*" in front of it
  • Review optional SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Related to next week's lesson that has DOES NOT have a "*" in front of it
  • IOTC Workbook Week 5 - Please try to complete all test questions for week.
  • Assignment for reading from "The Law" (1850) by Frederick Bastiat, from your workbook: pg 238-239, sections
    1. The Choice Before Us
    2. The Proper Function of the Law
    3. The Seductive Lure of Socialism
    4. Enforced Fraternity Destroys Liberty
    5. Plunder Violates Ownership
    6. Three Systems of Plunder
    7. Law Is force

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