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The new civil rights and the Republican Party

By |October 12th, 2014|

A new civil rights agenda is taking shape in America, and the institution best suited by history to carry this agenda forward is the Republican Party.  Look at the record of 160 years: […]

Does God or government deserve your Thanksgiving?

By |November 21st, 2013|

Do you thank God or government for the circumstances of your life? It’s a relevant question as Americans approach Thanksgiving. The answer was clear to the extraordinary leaders who laid the groundwork for the colonies, fought for the founding of our country, and struggled to preserve our republic in the face of nationwide strife. […]

Milestones of 1860 remind us who we are

By |March 4th, 2010|

(CCU Faculty) 2010 marks the 150th anniversary of the election of Abraham Lincoln to the Presidency. It is fitting that we recognize this anniversary, as Lincoln’s election marked a huge turning point in our nation’s history. I will accordingly offer a series of posts drawing our attention to the milestones of 1860.

Throughout much of that year, Lincoln traveled to several states to deliver many important speeches. He focused considerable attention on the issue of slavery and, while doing so, forced his audiences to consider what the United States was about. […]