Our Founders

Button, The Most Valuable Signature

April 5, 2022 thefpAdmin 0

Button and the His Record-Breaking Signature Button Gwinnett – April circa 1735 to May 19, 1777 – Politics, rivalry and a duel Button was one of three Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence. He served in Georgia’s colonial legislature in the Second Continental Congress and as president of the Revolutionary Council of Safety.  His life, though short, followed a varied path than ultimately led to politics. From The Beginning Gwinnett was born in Down Hatherly, England in 1735.  He married Ann Bourne in 1757 and the couple had three daughters.  The couple moved from England to America in 1762. Prior to his involvement in government service, Button was an unsuccessful merchant. His retail attempts […]

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Revolutionary Woman of Mystery: Who is Molly Pitcher

March 6, 2022 Maggie Dine 0

Founding Momma: Molly Pitcher Who is Molly Pitcher?  The stories of countless women, who made heroic and significant efforts to found America, do not end with their support of their husbands and hard work to maintain family farms, businesses and homes.  Nor do they end with the sacrifice of loved ones, life savings and homes or their long hours of making ammo and tending to the injured.  The founding mothers took their fight for freedom to every aspect needed by their families and country. Case in point:  Molly Pitcher, the name that has become the face of the role of women at the battlefront of the Revolutionary War. Many believe that Molly Pitcher is actually […]

History

America’s First Poet ~ Anne Bradstreet

March 2, 2022 jhenderson 0

THE TENTH MUSE: THE LIFE OF AMERICA’S FIRST POET, ANNE BRADSTREET Aboard the Arbella in 1630 — owned and operated by the Rev. John Winthrop — were perhaps the most consequential among the original inhabitants of Puritan New England approaching Massachusetts Bay area, where they would establish a colony. To understand the poetry of The Tenth Muse, understanding the harsh travel and then winters of the Massachusetts area and also the personality of the Puritan lifestyle in early America. That colony, destined to become the cornerstone of American culture through religious liberty, saw its settlers over time pave with cobblestones the long and winding road down which a radical new experiment would journey. While this path was […]

History

Who are “The Black Patriots”?

February 8, 2022 Peter Crowell Anderson 0

The Black Patriots of The American Revolution Who exactly are “The Black Patriots” of America?  Get to know the crucial thousands, who played a critical role in the American Revolutionary War… By Definition… Whenever we celebrate our nation’s birthday, let us remember all the men and women who made this nation possible.  Included in those remembered are at least 5,000 Black Men, who made a huge gamble and supported the Revolutionary Cause by fighting in the Continental Army.  History records the name, Black Patriot, was used for all African Americans who sided with the colonists in opposing the British.  The term, Black Patriot, refers to, but is not limited to, the 5,000 or more African […]

The Founding Principles

Justice: The Absence of Injustice

May 2, 2021 Guest Writer 0

Building a Great Nation, Part 5 Justice: The Absence of Injustice  Having suffered the many injustices of the British government, the Founders were intent on establishing a system of justice, order and defense within the legitimate function of the political realm a limited and delegated authority. Because they believed a person’s unalienable rights such as life, liberty, property, personal pursuit of goals and happiness are gifts from God’s natural law, the role of government they believed would be to secure those unalienable rights. They saw laws as protecting the citizen from criminals and the Constitution protecting the citizen from the government. The Founders saw justice as the absence of injustice achieved by securing individual rights. Justice […]

Our Country

Opportunity and Absence of Coercion

August 17, 2020 Guest Writer 0

Building a Great Nation, Part 4 Freedom: Opportunity and Absence of Coercion Freedom is the opportunity to apply free will in personal goals and religious worship.  Freedom allows the ability to try, but it no way offers a guarantee of success. And for those who do not succeed or try in a free society, the government is not authorized to redistribute the wealth which comes from the labors of others. The Founders left that individual charity, families and churches be at the local levels. From the earliest colonial days, local governments took responsibility for their poor. However, able-bodied men and women generally were not supported by the taxpayers unless they worked.  Opportunity and Help for Those […]

The Founding Principles

Introducing The Founding Principles

July 31, 2020 Guest Writer 2

The Founding Principles: An Introduction While The Founding Project does not typically publish editorial pieces, this one seems to be a fitting introduction to a meme series The Founding Project will be rolling out over the coming weeks, which is all about The Founding Principles.  The Founding Principles are the ideals or concepts our Founders believed were the base of freedom and a guide for citizens to maintain the freedom for which they fought to hard to attain. As an introduction to this meme series, The Founding Project introduces a guest writer, who has served our nation and whose son now currently also serves.  Further, our guest writer also works to benefit the Gary Sinise […]

Our Founders

Building a Great Nation, Part 3 ~ God, Source of Freedom

January 13, 2020 Guest Writer 0

God is the Source of Freedom; Building a Great Nation-Part 3 God is the Source of Freedom is Part 3 of the series: Building a Great Nation While the Declaration of Independence was declaring freedom Great Britain, it was also a declaration of dependence upon God for protection and deliverance, as well as an appeal to him to aid them in their righteous justification for seeking freedom: “appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the Rectitude of our Intentions,… with a firm Reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence…” It was obvious to many of the founders that God had granted the gift of freedom. In 1774, Thomas Jefferson is quoted to have […]

Our Country

Freedom’s Calling

November 25, 2019 Eric Buss 0

Our Founders’ Spirit When our American Founders saw the need for freedom, they uttered a cry to unite for the freedom of all.  That calling continues to us all today, at home and abroad.  Do we hear that calling?  Will we hear that calling?  And, when we do, it is wondered how Americans will respond. Freedom’s Calling Candles dance and then resign What passion’s left to pay remind? What moments pass that beg for change, What destined drives and begs remain? A calm demeanor the coward’s tempt, Base excuse to be exempt From toil and cause to give in trade. Passing ember for this time was made. Stand, be true and mark this day, When […]

The Founding Principles

Building a Great Nation 2: Faith Paradigm

November 18, 2019 Guest Writer 0

Building a Great Nation – Part 2 The Faith Paradigm  The second part of “Building a Great Nation” addresses what America’s Founders believed to be a key element for freedom, faith.  A requirement for faith and both a virtuous citizenry and elected officials to support and protect freedom are among the 28 Founding Principles left for posterity as the recipe for liberty. One Nation Under God Part 2     When colonists came to the New World seeking religious freedom, most brought with them their Bibles so they would have the Word of God to guide them. The new settlers recognized that God is the source of truth and strength and believed God would reveal His will, truths and laws through the prophets and scriptures. […]

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