When independence was declared in 1776, the Founding Fathers were expressing what Americans had long believed about themselves. Self-governance, says Michael Quinn Sullivan in this week’s reflection, is what the Americans had had, what they expected, and what they were willing to die to retain.
It’s hard work, but self-governance is worth it.
Doing right in our “own eyes” is a recipe for trouble.
Every generation must shrug the vestiges of socialism if we are truly thankful for liberty.
The right of an individual to securely own property is central to Scripture.