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Montesquieu & the Spirit of Laws – The writer most frequently quoted by our Founders provided the architecture of our Liberty. This article explains the importance of the idea and includes an analysis of Montesquieu's chief work.
The Principle Approach® to the English Common Law – American Founders took the principles of common law seriously resulting in the freedom of the American system. This article is a guide to the master-compiler of the principles of English common law, Blackstone, who instructed our Founders.
Law & Equity – This article introduces the Biblical, historical and practical meaning and application of law and equity to both individual self-government and national civil government.
Noah Webster, God's Law & the United States Constitution – "The foundation of American constitutionalism was an understanding by the American people of the Gospel and Biblical law." Noah Webster. This article surveys the history of the idea of constitutionalism from its roots in Christianity to its final expression.
Warren Burger & the Christian History of the U.S. Constitution – This article addresses the Christian roots of the Constitution. "The highest glory of the American Revolution, said John Quincy Adams, was that it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity." (The Christian History of the Constitution: Christian Self-Government, p. 372)
The Christian Roots of Our Constitution – This article explains that the record of America as a Christian nation resides in the documented history of her founding. The rediscovery of the Christian foundation of our country and its form of government can restore Christian leadership to America.
The Education of John Quincy Adams – This article describes the education and training of John Quincy Adams and how the Biblical education that his parents, John and Abigail Adams, gave him prepared him to take an active role in statecraft at an early age (he was Diplomatic Secretary to Minister Francis Dana at age 14) and ultimately to become one of America's greatest presidents.