Tag Archives: Benjamin Franklin

The Boston Tea Party and Its Protest Against Government Power Concentrated in a Far-Distant Land

by Diane Rufino, December 20, 2018 Four days ago, a date came and went without much mention. Yet it was so significant. On December 16, 1773, some 30 to 130 protesters, mostly members of the Sons of Liberty, dressed up … Continue reading

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The Constitutional Convention of 1787: Prayer Served a Purpose Just as Prayer Always Serves a Purpose

  by Diane Rufino, October 8, 2018 Here is a trivia question for you:  Who were the oldest and youngest delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, in 1787 ? The oldest delegate, as many I’m sure remember from your … Continue reading

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Constitution Day 2018

Today was Constitution Day. On September 17, 1787, the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia concluded. 39 of the 55 delegates to the Convention signed the final product, including its primary author, James Madison, and its eldest member, Benjamin Franklin. The Convention … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – “If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty” by Eric Metaxas

               by Diane Rufino, July 11, 2016 I just finished reading the latest book by New York Times #1 Best-selling author, Eric Metaxas, entitled “If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American … Continue reading

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Where are Today’s Sons of Liberty?

     by Diane Rufino We talk a lot today about how the Constitution no longer means what it used to and it no longer protects individual freedom and liberty as it used to. We say this because a government … Continue reading

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Self-Governing Individuals are Necessary for a Self-Governing Society

by Diane Rufino Self-governing individuals are necessary to have a self-governing society. That is, only a moral and disciplined people are capable of being governed by a limited government. Those who are not need greater government. The Pilgrims taught us … Continue reading

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On the Eve of the Most Important Election of our Lifetime – Let’s Hope We Get it Right

       by Diane Rufino, November 5, 2012 When a curious woman approached Benjamin Franklin as he was leaving the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in September 1787 and asked him what kind of government the delegates had given the … Continue reading

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