John Adams Letter to the Officers of the First Brigade: Constitution, Morality and Religion

John Adams states, the American Constitution is meant for a religious and moral people. John Adams abhorred slavery. The conception of a race-based U.S. republic — built on the slavish servitude of other peoples — is incompatible and contradictory with the ideals of the Union. John Adams to the First Brigade of the Militia of Continue reading John Adams Letter to the Officers of the First Brigade: Constitution, Morality and Religion

James Madison on Divine Ideal in American Republicanism | Federalist Papers No. 55

James Madison, lead drafter of the Constitution stated once, that the philosophy of American Republicanism admits the existence of qualities in man in a higher degree, i.e., built on a spiritual Ideal of man’s nature. This is in keeping with Classical Republicanism. We recognize James Madison as a man who rejected the idea of racial superiority, Continue reading James Madison on Divine Ideal in American Republicanism | Federalist Papers No. 55

John Adams on Religion in the United States, Quakers, Jesuitism, and Machiavellianism

The words of John Adams, second President of the United States (1797–1801) and the first Vice President (1789–97) on Religion in the United States, Quakers, Jesuitism, and Machiavellianism. “The substance and essence of Christianity, as I understand it, is eternal and unchangeable, and will bear examination forever, but it has been mixed with extraneous ingredients, Continue reading John Adams on Religion in the United States, Quakers, Jesuitism, and Machiavellianism

The Dan Smoot Report [1966]: “A Republic, Not a Democracy”

“The ideal of a constitutional republic is individual liberty. In this century, great strides have been made toward the goal of subverting our republic, and transforming it into a democracy. The foremost tactic of the subverters is subversion of “language” — by calling America a democracy, until people thoughtlessly accept the term, and use the Continue reading The Dan Smoot Report [1966]: “A Republic, Not a Democracy”

American Founders inspired by Classical Greece and Rome: Classicism in Republicanism, Liberal and Early U.S. Education

Classicism in Liberal Education and Republicanism: A number of the American founders were classicists, and were trained in the classical education, which was characteristic of Enlightenment Liberal, or Republican thought, and was once therefore integral to education in the U.S. It should also be kept in mind, that the first U.S. president, George Washington was Continue reading American Founders inspired by Classical Greece and Rome: Classicism in Republicanism, Liberal and Early U.S. Education

Discovering Religion: If America Became a Christian Nation

“What If America Became a Christian Nation” The words of John Adams, second President of the United States (1797–1801) and the first Vice President (1789–97) on Religion in the United States, Quakers, Jesuitism, and Machiavellianism: “All Religions have Something good in them: but the Ambition and Avarice of Priests and Politicions have introduced into all of Continue reading Discovering Religion: If America Became a Christian Nation

General Albert Pike on the Republican Ideal, Deeds and What it means to be a Good Mason

The universality of the Masonic principles are part of the interwoven threads of American philosophical tradition, but also in agreement with the ethical principles of the occult teachings. Albert Pike (1809-1891) was an American confederate and episcopalian-freemason of the Scottish Rite Order. “Whatsoever of morality and intelligence; what of patience, perseverance, faithfulness, of method, insight, ingenuity, Continue reading General Albert Pike on the Republican Ideal, Deeds and What it means to be a Good Mason

Alan Watts on American Spiritual Settler Movements: ‘Why America is a Republic and not a Monarchy’

“So, the point is that the ruach is the divine, in the creature, by virtue of which you are sons of, (or of) the nature of God (manifestations of the divine). This discovery is the Gospel, is the good news; but this has been perpetually repressed throughout the history of Western religion; because all Western Continue reading Alan Watts on American Spiritual Settler Movements: ‘Why America is a Republic and not a Monarchy’