Tag Archives: Benjamin Franklin

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 history … Continue reading

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Constitution Day 2018

by Diane Rufino, September 17, 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 … 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 of … 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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