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Dr. Gai Ferdon presents: The Welfare State $20 Trillion Dollars Later on June 20-23, 2016.

6/20/2016 to 6/23/2016
When: June 20-23
7-9 pm
Where: FACE
4225 Portsmouth Blvd
Chesapeake 23321
United States
Contact: Max Lyons

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The Foundation for American Christian Education is pleased to announce


Dr. Gai Ferdon will present:  

The Welfare State $20 Trillion Dollars Later


Four evenings, June 20-23 in our

Chesapeake, VA classroom and live online, 7:00-9:00 pm EST


Romans 13 delineates the role of government as a “punisher of evildoers.” Our founders understood this and strictly limited the powers of the federal government as they drafted the Constitution. They did not see government as a “provider” but knew God designed us to provide for ourselves (II Thessalonians. 3:10). They also knew, based on I Timothy 5, that the “safety net” was the family, and for those with no living relatives or family capable of assisting, it was the church.


Topics to be discussed include:  the US constitutional order and system, the rise of entitlements and the welfare state; the principle of private property, and the proper role of each jurisdiction (individual, family, church, voluntary associations, civil government) in the area of welfare. 


In May of 2000, Gai Ferdon left Virginia to pursue her doctoral studies in early modern British political thought with the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.  Her work was undertaken at Tyndale House, an evangelical Biblical studies library in Cambridge.  She completed her Ph.D. in November, 2004.  Dr. Ferdon also holds a Master of Arts degree in Government and Public Policy from Regent University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from Indiana Wesleyan University.  Dr. Ferdon is an associate professor with the Helms School of Government at Liberty University. Gai is the author of A Republic, If You can Keep It, available at


The cost of the course is $35 (individual or family) which includes: lectures, handouts, a copy of the PowerPoint slides, and a video recording. One (1) CEU from ACSI is available for this course. The course content is suitable for high school students and older. Homeschool parents are urged to consider this course for high school students enrolled in government and economics.

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