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Marshall FosterWe Win! How to Ride the Inevitable Wave of History (and bring whole civilizations with you)

By Marshall Foster

Americans are known around the world for their "can do" spirit. They are loved and hated for it. When the English and French needed us to rise up and defeat the Nazi juggernaut, we did. When the Soviet Union threatened the world with nuclear holocaust and communist domination, Ronald Reagan faced off with the "evil empire." Reagan declared America's strategy, as he stared down 10,000 missile warheads. He said, "We win; they lose." And in 1989, the Berlin Wall fell and with it the Soviet Empire.

This bravado of victory has been observed for centuries about the American character. How could a nation, birthed in an untamed wilderness, just 400 years ago, rise to such heights? It was a miracle. But with innumerable histories written about the American phenomena, few have focused upon the fundamental reason for the American success story. 

There is a secret behind our incredible drive to cultural victory. The immigrants to these shores shared a common vision of ultimate victory, if not a common ancestry. Our first settlers were driven here by a sense of destiny as they crossed the ocean exactly 400 years ago to Jamestown, and to Plymouth soon afterwards. The Pilgrims, according to their governor, William Bradford, believed they would light the entire nation of England through their single candle in the wilderness. Our forefathers had a winning formula that encouraged them to form communities, and create out of whole cloth the miracle of limited constitutional government. 

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Ron KirkLaura Ingalls on the Declaration of Independence

by Ronald W. Kirk
Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
—2 Corinthians 3:17 KJV 
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
—Galatians 5:1
In the year 1882, Laura Ingalls, at age 15, walked into town with her Pa from their homestead farm in the Dakota Territory for an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration. As was then typical, along with the ubiquitous fireworks, the rare treat of cold lemonade, and the speechifying of politicians, a man read the entire Declaration of Independence to an eager and attentive crowd.  American's of the time uniformly loved their liberty, and took it seriously and as a holy matter, even the often wilder folk of the western frontier.

This was a time of transition in American history. The solid foundation of an active Christian faith, that which had formed America in the first place began to erode.  As my dear friend and pastor the late Rev. Christopher Rory Hoops noted regarding his own large collection, 1879 was the watershed year when Christianity suddenly disappeared from American textbooks.  It is that very year when the publishers abandoned the original Readers edited by the profoundly Christian William McGuffey and replaced them with a completely secularized version—McGuffey's Readers in name only. As related by Laura Ingalls Wilder of the Little House series of books, the Ingalls family represented much of the old Christian morality and ethic, including such characteristics of tender love of family, excellence in endeavor, reliance on God, diligent investment by faith, love of liberty, and the practice of self-restrained conduct that makes general civil liberty possible. In this era of transitioning secularization, the Ingalls shone as lights of the old kind, though certain signs of the secularizing trend are apparent to the careful reader of Mrs. Wilder's great books.

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