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THE BIG SWITCH THAT WASN’T: THE DIXIECRATS, RACE AND 1964

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It’s known as “The Big Switch.” That’s when Southern Democrat politicians converted to Republicanism and refashioned the G.O.P. into a racist political party. The only problem? It's not true. But first a little history. The general narrative of this "switch" is capsulized in a 2017 History.com...

AMERICA AS A CHRISTIAN NATION: THE FOUNDING FATHERS SPEAK (PART TWO)

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Is America a “Christian nation?” In part one, I introduced how revisionist historians suggest our Founders were “liberal theologians,” skeptics and agnostics. I then offered preliminary evidence confirming the devout faith of our Founders. Now I want to let them speak, using words they wrote...

AMERICA AS A CHRISTIAN NATION: FLIPPING THE SCRIPT ON REVISIONIST HISTORY (Part One)

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Was America originally a “Christian nation?” It’s a good question. According to the Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, the answer is a decisive “no.” The Freedom from Religion Foundation agrees, citing a 1797 quote (often attributed to John Adams), that "the...

Defections to Freedom Part 1- The Longing for Freedom of Expression

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The following is part one of "Defections to Freedom." This is a series that tell the story of historic defections to the west from communist countries. These are stories that aren't brought up much in schools or the media. However, we must keep alive...

GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND HIS RELIGION

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If you’re looking for an irreligious, agnostic or Deist “Founding Father,” then look no farther than Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790). After all, this influential scientist, patriot and diplomat is famously labeled a Deist...and for good reason. It was Franklin who wrote that despite his religious...

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