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February 19, 2018
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America's Hidden History explores the lives of the first U.S. Presidents that aren't typically written about.

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  • - MALE NARRATOR: MODERN HISTORIANS HAVE REVISED,
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  • REWRITTEN, AND EVEN DELETED ENTIRE CHAPTERS
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  • OF AMERICAN HISTORY, SO WHAT ARE WE MISSING?
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  • WHAT HAPPENED TO THE HISTORY THAT DIDN'T MAKE
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  • THE BOOKS?
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  • JOIN HISTORIAN DAVID BARTON, TIM BARTON, AND
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  • SPECIAL GUESTS AS THEY UNCOVER THE FACTS SOME
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  • HISTORIANS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW.
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  • THIS IS AMERICA'S HIDDEN HISTORY.
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • - TIM BARTON: HI, I'M TIM BARTON WITH
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  • WALL BUILDERS.
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  • WELCOME TO AMERICA'S HIDDEN HISTORY WHERE WE
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  • UNCOVER EVENTS AND THE PEOPLE WHO SHAPE THEM.
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  • TODAY'S EPISODE FOCUSES ON AMERICAN PRESIDENTS
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  • AND PRESIDENTS' DAY.
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  • WE'LL SPECIFICALLY HIGHLIGHT THE WASHINGTON
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  • ERA, THE LINCOLN ERA, AND THE PRESIDENT OF
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  • WORLD WAR II.
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  • THIS IS AMERICA'S HIDDEN HISTORY.
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • - DAVID BARTON: WELCOME TO ANOTHER EPISODE OF
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  • AMERICA'S HIDDEN HISTORY.
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  • I'M DAVID BARTON, AND WITH ME IS TIM BARTON,
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  • PRESIDENT OF WALL BUILDERS, AND OUR SPECIAL
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  • GUEST STEVEN MANSFIELD HISTORIAN, AUTHOR OF
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  • NUMBER OF BOOKS.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO BE COVERING
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  • PRESIDENT'S DAY TODAY.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT PRESIDENTS FROM EARLY
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  • PRESIDENTS UP THROUGH THE PRESENT, AND ACTUALLY,
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  • STEVEN, YOU'VE DONE A LOT OF WRITING ON PRESIDENTS.
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  • YOU'VE DONE A COUPLE DOZEN BOOKS AND A NUMBER
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  • ON PRESIDENTS AND LINCOLN AND OTHERS AS WELL, SO
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  • WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF FUN WITH YOU TODAY.
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  • - STEVEN MANSFIELD: I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.
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  • THANKS FOR HAVING ME.
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  • - AND LET'S GET STARTED KIND OF WITH WHAT
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  • WE'VE GOT AROUND.
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  • YOU SEE A LOT OF STUFF ON THE SET.
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  • YOU JUST LOOK AROUND THE ASSESSMENT LET'S KIND OF
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  • TAKE IT THROUGH SOME OF THE STUFF.
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  • WE'VE GOT, FOR EXAMPLE THERE'S A LOT OF BOOKS
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  • THAT WE'LL GET TO LATER, BUT DOWN IN FRONT YOU'VE
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  • GOT GEORGE WASHINGTON WASH HERE, AND BACK HERE
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  • IS THOMAS JEFFERSON, AND BACK THERE IS JOHN ADAMS,
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  • AND TIM, YOU GOT SOME STUFF OVER ON YOUR
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  • SIDE AS WELL.
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  • - YEAH, SO FROM THE FRONT THERE'S A DRUM THAT
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  • ACTUALLY CAME FROM MOUNT VERNON FROM GEORGE
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  • WASHINGTON'S HOME.
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  • SO IT'S ACTUALLY A REVOLUTIONARY GUN.
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  • BESIDE IT YOU HAVE A CANNON BALL.
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  • BESIDE IT ALSO WE HAVE ALL KIND OF DIFFERENT
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  • ARTIFACTS FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON AND JOHN
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  • ADAMS AND THOMAS JEFFERSON UP HERE
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  • ON THE TABLE.
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  • PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATIONS FROM THESE
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  • GUYS, DIFFERENT SPEECHES, DIFFERENT LETTERS, SO A
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  • LOT OF STUFF WE CAN GET INTO AND TALK ABOUT.
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  • - WELL, LET'S TALK ABOUT -- I MEAN, ALL THESE GUYS
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  • WERE INVOLVED IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, SO
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  • LET'S GO BACK TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
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  • FOR A BIT.
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  • FREEDOM WAS WON BY SOLDIERS ON THE GROUND
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  • DOING SOME REAL THINGS, SO LET'S GET A VOLUNTEER
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  • TO COME UP AND LET'S TALK TO SOMEBODY.
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  • - OKAY. HEY, I'M TIM.
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  • - I'M SARAH.
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  • - SARAH, NICE TO MEET YOU. OKAY.
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  • - HEY, SARAH.
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  • COME ON OVER.
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  • - WE'LL START ON THIS SIDE.
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  • - FIRST OFF, HOW TALL ARE YOU?
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  • - UM, 5'4.
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  • - YOU'RE PERFECT.
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  • THAT'S A SOLDIER IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, 5'4.
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  • NOW, IF YOU'RE IN THE REVOLUTION, YOU'RE
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  • FIGHTING, YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE A GUN, SO LET'S GET
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  • YOU A GUN, AND YOU NEED A GUN TO BE ABLE TO FIGHT
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  • WITH, SO TAKE --YOU KNOW HOW TO SHOOT A GUN?
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  • - YES, SIR.
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  • - OKAY.
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  • LET'S SEE YOU PUT THAT ON YOUR SHOULDER AND WHAT
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  • YOU CAN DO WITH IT.
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  • - IT'S KIND OF BIG.
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  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
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  • - SEE IF YOU CAN PUT THAT UP ON YOUR SHOULDER.
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  • - UP.
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  • I'LL HOLD IT FOR YOU.
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  • - IT'S REALLY HEAVY!
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  • - YEAH.
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  • - DON'T DROP IT ON THE STUFF.
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  • NOW, WHAT YOU NEED TO DO YOU GOT TO FIGHT BATTLES
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  • WITH THAT.
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  • YOU'RE ONLY GOING TO HAVE TO MARCH 40 OR 50 MILES A
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  • DAY CARRYING THAT.
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  • - YOU CAN JUST GIVE IT TO ME.
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  • - YOU'LL HAVE A WOOL JACKET WHEN YOU DO IT AND
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  • ALL YOUR CAMP GEAR, SO THAT'S A LITTLE START FOR
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  • WHAT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN LIKE TO BE IN THE
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  • AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
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  • - SO DOES THAT SEEM BIGGER MAYBE THAN ONE OF
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  • THE GUNS YOU'VE SHOT.
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  • - UM, A BIT, YEAH.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • - A LITTLE HEAVIER.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • THANK YOU, SARAH, FOR HELPING.
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  • WE NEED SOMEBODY ELSE, AND ACTUALLY WE HAVE
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  • SOMETHING ELSE TO LOOK AT.
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  • IT'S A LITTLE BIGGER, SO WHY DON'T YOU COME UP
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  • AND HELP US.
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  • OKAY.
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  • THIS IS A 43 POUND MORTAR.
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  • - YOU GOT IT?
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  • OKAY.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • NOW, WE DIDN'T GET TO MEET YOU.
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  • WHAT'S YOUR NAME?
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  • - JIMMY.
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  • - JIMMY.
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  • AND NORMALLY YOU DON'T SOUND STRAINED WHEN YOU
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  • SAY YOUR NAME.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ] BUT HOLDING 43 POUNDS IS A LITTLE
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  • HEAVY, RIGHT?
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  • - YES, SIR.
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  • - OKAY.
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  • CAN YOU ROLL THAT FORWARD SO WE CAN SEE THERE'S A
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  • HOLE IN THE FRONT OF IT WHERE YOU WOULD FILL THIS
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  • WITH POWDER.
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  • YOU WOULD THEN PUT A FUSE IN IT.
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  • YOU PUT IT IN THE MORTAR, SHOOTS IT OFF AND
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  • HOPEFULLY IT EXPLODES OVER THE ENEMY AS IT GOES.
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  • MAYBE YOU COULD JUST THROW THAT FOR US, RIGHT.
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  • YOU LOOK PRETTY STRONG.
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  • COULD YOU LAUNCH IT?
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  • [ LAUGHTER ] IT'S PRETTY HEAVY?
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  • - YES, SIR.
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  • - OKAY.
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  • NOW, JIMMY, THIS ACTUALLY WAS IN THE LAST MAJOR
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  • BATTLE OF THE REVOLUTION.
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  • THIS CAME FROM THE BATTLE OF YORKTOWN, SO THIS IS
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  • A PRETTY NOT JUST HEAVY PIECE OF HISTORY BUT A
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  • PRETTY SIGNIFICANT PIECE, BUT THANK YOU FOR COMING
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  • AND LOOKING AT THAT, TAKING A GUESS FOR IT.
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  • YEAH.
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  • - THANK YOU.
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  • - JIMMY, APPRECIATE IT.
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  • [ APPLAUSE ]
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  • - ALL RIGHT, AND I NEED ONE MORE GUY.
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  • SO OVER HERE ON THE SIDE WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS IS?
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  • - A COMPASS?
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  • - NOW, WE DIDN'T MEET YOU YET.
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  • WHAT'S YOUR NAME?
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  • - PHILLIP.
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  • - PHILLIP. OKAY.
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  • WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS IS?
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  • - A COMPASS.
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  • - A COMPASS.
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  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT GEORGE WASHINGTON DID IN
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  • HIS EARLY LIFE FOR HIS PROFESSION BEFORE HE'S
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  • REALLY AN OFFICER IN THE MILITARY, DO YOU KNOW
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  • WHAT HE DID?
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  • - HE WAS A SURVEYOR.
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  • - HE WAS A SURVEYOR.
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  • THIS WAS HIS SURVEYOR'S COMPASS THAT HE USED, AND
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  • ACTUALLY SO IF YOU HOLD IT UP ON THE SIDE, RIGHT,
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  • YOU CAN KIND OF LOOK UP AND THAT WAS HIS LINES,
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  • SO THIS WAS GEORGE WASHINGTON'S
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  • SURVEYING COMPASS.
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  • NICE TO MEET YOU.
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  • THANKS FOR HELPING GUESS WHAT THIS WAS.
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  • [ APPLAUSE ]
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  • SO CERTAINLY A LOT OF FUN STUFF FROM HISTORY, A LOT
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  • OF ARTIFACTS, BUT REALLY IN THE MIDST OF ALL OF
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  • THIS THERE'S A LOT OF MYTHS THAT ARE PUT OUT
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  • THERE TODAY ABOUT PRESIDENTS, RIGHT.
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  • STEVEN, YOU'VE WRITTEN A LOT ABOUT SOME OF THESE
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  • AND SOME OF YOUR BOOKS WHICH I REALLY ENJOYED
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  • READING, BUT ONE OF THEM WE HEAR A LOT IS ABOUT
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  • GEORGE WASHINGTON, AND WE HEAR TODAY THAT
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  • GEORGE WASHINGTON WASN'T A CHRISTIAN.
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  • WE HEAR THAT GEORGE WASHINGTON WAS A
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  • DEIST, THAT GEORGE WASHINGTON DIDN'T REALLY
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  • BELIEVE IN JESUS OR A GOD THAT WAS INVOLVED.
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  • - BUT THE FACT IS GEORGE WASHINGTON WAS A MAN
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  • WHO WAS A VESTRYMAN OR SORT OF AN ELDER OF HIS
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  • EPISCOPAL CHURCH FOR YEARS.
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  • HE KEPT A JOURNAL OF PRAYER.
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  • HE BOUGHT A NEW TESTAMENT EVERY SINGLE YEAR FOR HIS
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  • WIFE ON HER BIRTHDAY BECAUSE SHE WOULD READ
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  • THE BIBLE THROUGH IN A YEAR AND WEAR IT OUT.
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  • SO IT BECAME A THING BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM.
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  • I'LL BUY YOU A BIBLE EVERY YEAR ON YOUR BIRTHDAY.
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  • SO HE WAS ABSOLUTE EA CHRISTIAN, ABSOLUTELY
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  • DEVOTED TO A CHRISTIAN WORLD VIEW, AND THE
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  • EVIDENCE IS THERE.
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  • WE JUST DON'T TEACH IT ANYMORE.
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  • - THE COOL THING ABOUT THAT ERA IS THAT THEY
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  • WROTE EVERYTHING DOWN.
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  • TODAY WE RECORD EVERYTHING, YOU KNOW.
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  • WE GOT OUR SMART DEVICES AND RECORDING.
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  • THEY RECORDED IT TOO, BUT THEY DID IT WITH PEN AND
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  • PAPER, AND BY THE WAY, HERE'S ONE OF GEORGE
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  • WASHINGTON'S ORIGINAL LETTERS, SO YOU
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  • TAKE HIS HANDWRITTEN LETTERS AND THERE'S ABOUT
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  • 40.000 LETTERS THAT GEORGE DID.
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  • SO YOU TAKE HIS HANDWRITTEN LETTERS, AND
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  • WHAT YOU DO IS YOU COLLECT ALL THESE AND YOU
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  • COME OUT WITH THIS IN 1832.
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  • THAT'S THE FIRST SET OF GEORGE WASHINGTON WRITINGS.
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  • EVERYTHING THEY FOUND, EVERYTHING THEY COULD
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  • FIND A RECORD OF THEY HAD IT THERE.
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  • NOW, IT'S GROWN OVER THE YEARS.
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  • TODAY IT'S NEARLY 100 VOLUMES OF THE PAPERS OF
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  • GEORGE WASHINGTON WATER, BUT WE START WITH 12
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  • VOLUMES HERE, AND FROM THOSE 12 VOLUMES YOU THEN
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  • GET THIS BOOK THAT COMES OUT A COUPLE DECADES LATER.
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  • THEY'VE GONE THROUGH ALL THE VOLUMES, SAID MAN,
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  • WASHINGTON HAS SOME SMART STUFF TO SAY, AND SO THIS
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  • GUY, JOHN FREDERICK SCHROEDER, IT'S CALLED THE
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  • MAXIMS OF WASHINGTON, HIS POLITICAL, SOCIAL, MORAL,
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  • AND RELIGIOUS MAXIMS.
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  • AND HE'S TAKEN ALL THE WISE HE'S GOT AND PUT
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  • THEM TOGETHER, AND THE BEGINNING OF EACH SECTION
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  • HE ALWAYS HAS PEOPLE WHO KNOWS GEORGE WASHINGTON
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  • INTRODUCE WASHINGTON, SO WHEN HE
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  • GETS BACK TO HIS RELIGIOUS MAXIMS,
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  • THERE'S A SECTION ON CHRISTIANITY, AND IN THAT
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  • SECTION IT'S INTRODUCED BY GUYS WHO KNEW WASHINGTON.
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  • - JEREMIAH SMITH WHO WAS ACTUALLY A
  • 00:07:11.170 --> 00:07:14.130
  • SOLDIER WITH WASHINGTON IN THE REVOLUTION, HE'S A
  • 00:07:14.150 --> 00:07:16.210
  • GUY THAT WASHINGTON MADE A FEDERAL JUDGE.
  • 00:07:16.230 --> 00:07:18.160
  • YOU HAVE CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN MARSHALL WHO WAS
  • 00:07:18.180 --> 00:07:21.080
  • ACTUALLY AN AID TO WASHINGTON IN
  • 00:07:21.100 --> 00:07:23.040
  • THE REVOLUTION.
  • 00:07:23.060 --> 00:07:25.000
  • GOT ALL THESE GUYS THAT KNOW WASHINGTON, AND THEY
  • 00:07:25.020 --> 00:07:27.200
  • ALL SAY OH, HE WAS A STRONG CHRISTIAN, OH, HE
  • 00:07:27.220 --> 00:07:29.130
  • WAS REALLY A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:07:29.150 --> 00:07:30.220
  • - A SIN VEER BELIEVER IN THE CHRISTIAN FAITH.
  • 00:07:30.240 --> 00:07:32.140
  • - HE WAS A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:07:32.160 --> 00:07:34.130
  • - SO EVEN ON THIS PAINTING UP HERE WITH
  • 00:07:34.150 --> 00:07:36.000
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON THERE'S ACTUALLY TWO PEOPLE IN
  • 00:07:36.020 --> 00:07:37.140
  • THE PAINTING, THERE'S GEORGE WASHINGTON, AND
  • 00:07:37.160 --> 00:07:39.050
  • THEN OVER ON THE SIDE IS A GUY, LITTLE ISAAC POTTS.
  • 00:07:39.070 --> 00:07:40.260
  • - SEE THAT IS THIS -- - ISAAC POTTS IS A GUY
  • 00:07:40.280 --> 00:07:42.010
  • ON THE SIDE.
  • 00:07:42.030 --> 00:07:43.150
  • - HE'S NOT A REAL GUY.
  • 00:07:43.170 --> 00:07:44.170
  • HE'S A MADE UP GUY.
  • 00:07:44.190 --> 00:07:45.220
  • HE'S NOT REAL.
  • 00:07:45.240 --> 00:07:47.120
  • - WELL, THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE ARGUE TODAY.
  • 00:07:47.140 --> 00:07:48.260
  • IT SEEMS SILLY, RIGHT?
  • 00:07:48.280 --> 00:07:50.270
  • - DON'T LISTEN TO HIM.
  • 00:07:50.290 --> 00:07:52.110
  • NO.
  • 00:07:52.130 --> 00:07:54.080
  • - EXCEPT FOR THIS IS A LAND DEED WITH OH, LOOK
  • 00:07:54.100 --> 00:07:55.220
  • AT THERE.
  • 00:07:55.240 --> 00:07:57.020
  • - RIGHT OVER HERE.
  • 00:07:57.040 --> 00:07:58.200
  • - ISAAC POTTS.
  • 00:07:58.220 --> 00:08:00.040
  • - SO HE'S REAL.
  • 00:08:00.060 --> 00:08:01.110
  • - HE'S A REAL GUY.
  • 00:08:01.130 --> 00:08:02.250
  • - APPARENTLY, OR IT'S A REALLY GOOD FORGERY FROM
  • 00:08:02.270 --> 00:08:04.230
  • A LONG TIME AGO.
  • 00:08:04.250 --> 00:08:06.090
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:08:06.110 --> 00:08:08.010
  • SO ISAAC POTTS, THE REASON THIS PAINTING WAS DONE,
  • 00:08:08.030 --> 00:08:09.140
  • AND THERE'S A LOT OF PAINTINGS WITH GEORGE
  • 00:08:09.160 --> 00:08:10.280
  • WASHINGTON KNEELING DOWN AND PRAYING.
  • 00:08:11.000 --> 00:08:12.170
  • IT WAS SOMETHING THAT MANY GENERALS THROUGHOUT
  • 00:08:12.190 --> 00:08:14.090
  • THE REVOLUTION REPORTED SEEING WASHINGTON PRAY,
  • 00:08:14.110 --> 00:08:15.110
  • THAT WASHINGTON WAS A MAN OF PRAYER.
  • 00:08:15.130 --> 00:08:16.230
  • SO THAT WAS NOT AN UNUSUAL THING AT ALL.
  • 00:08:16.250 --> 00:08:18.090
  • PEOPLE KNEW THAT.
  • 00:08:18.110 --> 00:08:20.250
  • WELL, THIS PAINTING WAS DONE DEPICTING AN ACCOUNT
  • 00:08:20.270 --> 00:08:22.170
  • THAT WAS TOLD BECAUSE THIS MAN, ISAAC POTTS, HAD
  • 00:08:22.190 --> 00:08:25.090
  • ALLEGEDLY SEEN WASHINGTON HAVE THIS ENCOUNTER WITH
  • 00:08:25.110 --> 00:08:28.080
  • HIM, AND ISAAC POTTS WAS A QUAKER, SO THIS QUAKER IS
  • 00:08:28.100 --> 00:08:30.190
  • WALKING THROUGH THE WOODS, HEARS SOMETHING
  • 00:08:30.210 --> 00:08:32.250
  • IN THE WOODS.
  • 00:08:32.270 --> 00:08:34.170
  • HE STOPS AND LISTENS BECAUSE THIS IS TIME OF
  • 00:08:34.190 --> 00:08:36.110
  • WAR, AND SO I'M JUST CURIOUS WHAT'S GOING ON.
  • 00:08:36.130 --> 00:08:38.170
  • WELL, HE STARTS WALKING THROUGH THE WOODS TO
  • 00:08:38.190 --> 00:08:40.050
  • INVESTIGATE.
  • 00:08:40.070 --> 00:08:41.240
  • AS HE GETS BACK, HE SEES -HE THOUGHT IT WAS
  • 00:08:41.260 --> 00:08:43.200
  • MULTIPLE PEOPLE HAVING A CONVERSATION.
  • 00:08:43.220 --> 00:08:45.130
  • IT WAS ONLY ONE MAN, AND THE ONE MAN WAS ACTUALLY
  • 00:08:45.150 --> 00:08:47.280
  • KNEELING DOWN PRAYING, AND SO HE STOPPED AND
  • 00:08:48.000 --> 00:08:50.190
  • JUST LISTENED FOR A LITTLE WHILE, LISTENED
  • 00:08:50.210 --> 00:08:53.110
  • ENOUGH APPARENTLY SO HE TURNS AND LEAVES AND GOES
  • 00:08:53.130 --> 00:08:55.040
  • HOME, AND WHEN HE GETS HOME APPARENTLY HE GOES
  • 00:08:55.060 --> 00:08:57.120
  • IN, HE OPENS THE DOOR AND GOES INTO THE
  • 00:08:57.140 --> 00:08:58.280
  • KITCHEN TABLE.
  • 00:08:59.000 --> 00:09:00.280
  • HE SITS DOWN, HE PUTS HIS ELBOWS ON THE TABLE.
  • 00:09:01.000 --> 00:09:03.160
  • HE BURIED HIS HEAD IN HIS HANDS, AND THEN HE
  • 00:09:03.180 --> 00:09:05.280
  • EXPLAINS, I JUST CAME FROM THE WOODS AND I SAW
  • 00:09:06.000 --> 00:09:08.120
  • THE COMMANDER OF THE AMERICAN FORCES PRAYING.
  • 00:09:08.140 --> 00:09:10.120
  • WHEN A MAN PRAYS LIKE THAT, HIS PRAYERS ARE
  • 00:09:10.140 --> 00:09:12.030
  • GOING TO BE ANSWERED.
  • 00:09:12.050 --> 00:09:13.180
  • THE WAR IS OVER.
  • 00:09:13.200 --> 00:09:15.030
  • IT'S OVER.
  • 00:09:15.050 --> 00:09:16.080
  • THE WAR IS ALL OVER.
  • 00:09:16.100 --> 00:09:18.040
  • NOW, WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT THAT IS YOU HAVE A
  • 00:09:18.060 --> 00:09:20.030
  • GUY CONVINCED IT HAS ALREADY BEEN DECIDED
  • 00:09:20.050 --> 00:09:22.070
  • BASED ON THE PRAYER LIFE OF WASHINGTON.
  • 00:09:22.090 --> 00:09:24.170
  • - THE PRAYER LIFE OF THE DEIST I'LL POINT OUT.
  • 00:09:24.190 --> 00:09:26.260
  • - WELL, YEAH, SO - [ LAUGHTER ] BUT EVEN TODAY
  • 00:09:26.280 --> 00:09:29.060
  • SOME HISTORIANS DISPUTE THE IDEA THAT ISAAC POTTS
  • 00:09:29.080 --> 00:09:31.140
  • WAS A REAL PERSON WHICH CLEARLY HE WAS A REAL
  • 00:09:31.160 --> 00:09:33.170
  • PERSON OR THE DETAIL OF THE STORY.
  • 00:09:33.190 --> 00:09:35.290
  • - CAN I POINT OUT THAT IF YOU WANT TO GO TO
  • 00:09:36.010 --> 00:09:37.130
  • VALLEY FORGE YOU CAN GO VISIT THE ISAAC POTTS HOME
  • 00:09:37.150 --> 00:09:39.120
  • THAT IS AT VALLEY FORGE, THE STONE HOME THAT STILL
  • 00:09:39.140 --> 00:09:41.190
  • EXISTS WHERE HE LIVED?
  • 00:09:41.210 --> 00:09:44.040
  • - WELL, SO EVEN IF THERE WAS SOME DISPUTE OVER THE
  • 00:09:44.060 --> 00:09:46.290
  • INTEGRITY OF ALL OF THE STORY OF ISAAC POTTS,
  • 00:09:47.010 --> 00:09:49.240
  • THERE'S NO DISPUTE OVER THE FACT THAT WASHINGTON
  • 00:09:49.260 --> 00:09:52.170
  • WAS KNOWN FOR BEING A MAN OF PRAYER, AND CERTAINLY
  • 00:09:52.190 --> 00:09:55.010
  • A DEIST AT LEAST IN TODAY'S INTERPRETATION, A
  • 00:09:55.030 --> 00:09:57.100
  • DEIST BELIEVES THAT GOD DOESN'T GET INVOLVED IN
  • 00:09:57.120 --> 00:09:59.280
  • THE WORLD, SO WHY WOULD YOU PRAY TO A GOD WHO
  • 00:10:00.000 --> 00:10:02.150
  • DOESN'T GET INVOLVED.
  • 00:10:02.170 --> 00:10:04.170
  • THAT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE WHEN WASHINGTON
  • 00:10:04.190 --> 00:10:06.150
  • KNOWN AS A MAN OF PRAYER.
  • 00:10:06.170 --> 00:10:08.180
  • - WELL, AND THIS IS WHAT I WANT OUR YOUNG AUDIENCE
  • 00:10:08.200 --> 00:10:11.040
  • TO KNOW AND THAT IS THAT MODERN HISTORIANS HAVE NO
  • 00:10:11.060 --> 00:10:13.060
  • PROBLEM SIMPLY CUTTING THE RELIGIOUS CONTENT OUT
  • 00:10:13.080 --> 00:10:15.100
  • OF OUR AMERICAN HISTORY.
  • 00:10:15.120 --> 00:10:17.070
  • FOR EXAMPLE, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS SAID HE SAILED
  • 00:10:17.090 --> 00:10:19.050
  • TO THE NEW WORLD BECAUSE THE HOLY SPIRIT GUIDED HIM.
  • 00:10:19.070 --> 00:10:21.070
  • HE WAS GUIDED BY THE SCRIPTURES VERY CLEARLY,
  • 00:10:21.090 --> 00:10:22.260
  • AND YET I CAN SHOW YOU FOUR VOLUME HISTORIES AND
  • 00:10:22.280 --> 00:10:25.000
  • BIOGRAPHIES OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS THAT
  • 00:10:25.020 --> 00:10:27.170
  • NEVER MENTION HIS FAITH, NEVER EVEN MENTION THAT
  • 00:10:27.190 --> 00:10:29.160
  • HE WAS A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:10:29.180 --> 00:10:31.160
  • SO MAKE SURE THAT YOU GO TO THE ORIGINAL SOURCES.
  • 00:10:31.180 --> 00:10:33.170
  • MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE NOT LOOKING AT A MODERN
  • 00:10:33.190 --> 00:10:35.160
  • VERSION THAT MIGHT EXCLUDE HIS FAITH WHEN
  • 00:10:35.180 --> 00:10:37.180
  • HIS OLDER VERSION CAPTURES THE TRUTH ABOUT
  • 00:10:37.200 --> 00:10:38.290
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON.
  • 00:10:39.010 --> 00:10:40.200
  • YOU GOT TO BE AWARE OF THAT.
  • 00:10:40.220 --> 00:10:42.110
  • IT'S NOT THAT THEY SET OUT TO DECEIVE YOU.
  • 00:10:42.130 --> 00:10:44.040
  • THEY EITHER DON'T BELIEVE RELIGION IS IMPORTANT OR
  • 00:10:44.060 --> 00:10:46.130
  • THEY JUST HAVE A BUY AS AGAINST IT THAT CAUSES
  • 00:10:46.150 --> 00:10:48.030
  • THEM TO FILTER IT OUT, SO GO TO THE ORIGINAL
  • 00:10:48.050 --> 00:10:49.230
  • SOURCES BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE YOU FIND THE RICH
  • 00:10:49.250 --> 00:10:51.080
  • STUFF THESE GUYS ARE TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:10:51.100 --> 00:10:53.000
  • - AND WHEN YOU GO TO ORIGINAL SOURCES, YOU
  • 00:10:53.020 --> 00:10:54.240
  • FIND THINGS LIKE THIS IS THE VERY FIRST EVER
  • 00:10:54.260 --> 00:10:56.250
  • PRESIDENTIAL PRAYER PROCLAMATION WAS DONE BY
  • 00:10:56.270 --> 00:10:59.030
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON.
  • 00:10:59.050 --> 00:11:01.040
  • NOW, AGAIN IF HE'S A DEIST HE'S NOT GOING TO
  • 00:11:01.060 --> 00:11:02.270
  • BE THIS GUY CALLING THE NATION TO PRAY FOR GOD'S
  • 00:11:02.290 --> 00:11:04.230
  • INVOLVEMENT OR THANKING GOD FOR HIS INVOLVEMENT,
  • 00:11:04.250 --> 00:11:06.220
  • BUT THIS IS THE VERY FIRST EVER PRESIDENTIAL
  • 00:11:06.240 --> 00:11:08.290
  • PRAYER PROCLAMATION DONE BY GEORGE WASHINGTON
  • 00:11:09.010 --> 00:11:10.250
  • AGAIN INDICATING HE CERTAINLY WAS A MAN OF
  • 00:11:10.270 --> 00:11:13.050
  • FAITH AS IS SEEN FROM ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS.
  • 00:11:13.070 --> 00:11:15.030
  • - WELL, OTHER PRESIDENTS DID THE SAME.
  • 00:11:15.050 --> 00:11:19.020
  • I MEAN, WE HAVE PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS BACK HERE, AND
  • 00:11:19.040 --> 00:11:21.090
  • JOHN ADAMS CALLED HIM -- THIS IS WHAT HE
  • 00:11:21.110 --> 00:11:23.220
  • CALLED HIMSELF.
  • 00:11:23.240 --> 00:11:25.060
  • HE SAID I AM A CHURCH GOING ANIMAL.
  • 00:11:25.080 --> 00:11:27.050
  • - AND AS YOU MENTIONED, JOHN ADAMS ALSO HAS
  • 00:11:27.070 --> 00:11:29.180
  • PRAYER PROCLAMATIONS AS PRESIDENT, AND CERTAINLY,
  • 00:11:29.200 --> 00:11:31.170
  • YOU KNOW --
  • 00:11:31.190 --> 00:11:33.150
  • - WHAT YEAR IS THAT ONE?
  • 00:11:33.170 --> 00:11:35.030
  • - THIS IS DOWN HERE IN 1799.
  • 00:11:35.050 --> 00:11:37.090
  • - AND THAT'S THE RIDGE THAT. THAT'S THE RIDGE THAT.
  • 00:11:37.110 --> 00:11:39.020
  • FROM 1799.
  • 00:11:39.040 --> 00:11:40.280
  • - AND WHEN YOU GO BACK AND MAYBE WATCH-- HBO DID
  • 00:11:41.000 --> 00:11:43.060
  • A SPECIAL ON JOHN ADAMS WHICH WAS COOL THAT THEY
  • 00:11:43.080 --> 00:11:45.170
  • ACTUALLY WENT BACK TO HISTORY AND SAID LET'S
  • 00:11:45.190 --> 00:11:47.160
  • LEARN ABOUT SOMEBODY, BUT IN THE WHOLE SPECIAL THEY
  • 00:11:47.180 --> 00:11:49.200
  • NEVER REALLY BROUGHT UP HIS FAITH WHICH IT'S HARD
  • 00:11:49.220 --> 00:11:52.100
  • TO STUDY JOHN ADAMS AND NOT SEE HIS FAITH EVEN IN
  • 00:11:52.120 --> 00:11:54.180
  • HIS LETTERS TO HIS WIFE MUCH HE TALKED ABOUT
  • 00:11:54.200 --> 00:11:56.150
  • FAITH QUITE OFTEN, BUT SOMEHOW WE LEFT THAT OUT
  • 00:11:56.170 --> 00:11:58.170
  • OF THE HBO TV SPECIAL.
  • 00:11:58.190 --> 00:12:01.260
  • - WHAT THEY ASSUME IS THAT THIS IS JUST
  • 00:12:01.280 --> 00:12:03.170
  • POLITICIANS TALKING.
  • 00:12:03.190 --> 00:12:05.150
  • THIS IS JUST POLITICIANS MAKING SPEECHES.
  • 00:12:05.170 --> 00:12:07.190
  • OH, WE INVOKE THE BLESSINGS OF THE ALMIGHTY
  • 00:12:07.210 --> 00:12:09.260
  • AND ALL THAT KIND OF THING, BUT THE REALITY IS
  • 00:12:09.280 --> 00:12:11.260
  • LIKE YOU SAY WHEN YOU GET INTO THEIR PRIVATE
  • 00:12:11.280 --> 00:12:13.200
  • LETTERS AND THE ADVICE THEY WRITE THEIR CHILDREN
  • 00:12:13.220 --> 00:12:15.140
  • OR THE CORRESPONDENCE WITH THEIR WIVES YOU FIND
  • 00:12:15.160 --> 00:12:16.280
  • THAT FAITH IS GENUINE.
  • 00:12:17.000 --> 00:12:18.230
  • IT'S NOT JUST POLITICAL SPEAK, SO THESE MEN
  • 00:12:18.250 --> 00:12:20.130
  • REALLY WERE DEVOTED TO GOD AND DEVOTED TO GOD'S
  • 00:12:20.150 --> 00:12:22.040
  • PURPOSES FOR THIS COUNTRY.
  • 00:12:22.060 --> 00:12:23.230
  • - WELL, AND ONE THAT TODAY -AS WE TALKED ABOUT
  • 00:12:23.250 --> 00:12:25.160
  • WE HAVE WASHINGTON, ADAMS, WELL, EVEN
  • 00:12:25.180 --> 00:12:26.240
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON.
  • 00:12:26.260 --> 00:12:28.190
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON IS THE GUY THAT PROBABLY GETS
  • 00:12:28.210 --> 00:12:30.180
  • VILLAINIZED THE MOST TODAY ESPECIALLY IN THE FAITH.
  • 00:12:30.200 --> 00:12:32.180
  • - IN THE FAITH ASPECTS.
  • 00:12:32.200 --> 00:12:34.100
  • - THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:12:34.120 --> 00:12:36.030
  • I MEAN, HE'S THE GUY THAT WROTE THE LETTER OF
  • 00:12:36.050 --> 00:12:37.200
  • SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE.
  • 00:12:37.220 --> 00:12:39.060
  • HE'S THE GUY THAT HAD THE JEFFERSON BIBLE.
  • 00:12:39.080 --> 00:12:40.270
  • THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS WE HEAR ABOUT JEFFERSON
  • 00:12:40.290 --> 00:12:42.170
  • THAT ARE SEEMING ANTI FAITH UNTIL YOU STUDY
  • 00:12:42.190 --> 00:12:44.050
  • JEFFERSON AS A WHOLE.
  • 00:12:44.070 --> 00:12:46.040
  • WHEN YOU GET THE WHOLE PICTURE, YOU GO,
  • 00:12:46.060 --> 00:12:48.040
  • WAIT A SECOND.
  • 00:12:48.060 --> 00:12:49.240
  • I DON'T THINK HE'S REALLY ANTI FAITH THE WAY WE
  • 00:12:49.260 --> 00:12:51.040
  • PRESENT HIM TODAY.
  • 00:12:51.060 --> 00:12:52.280
  • - YOU'RE RIGHT.
  • 00:12:53.000 --> 00:12:55.070
  • I MEAN, JEFFERSON GETS PRESENTED AS THE MOST
  • 00:12:55.090 --> 00:12:57.110
  • ANTI-RELIGIOUS FOUNDING FATHER, HE AND THOMAS PAYNE.
  • 00:12:57.130 --> 00:12:59.030
  • IT'S AN INTERESTING THING BECAUSE WHAT WE HAVE
  • 00:12:59.050 --> 00:13:02.010
  • RIGHT HERE, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT'S CALLED THE JOHN
  • 00:13:02.030 --> 00:13:04.070
  • THOMPSON HOT PRESS BIBLE.
  • 00:13:04.090 --> 00:13:06.000
  • THAT'S PRINTED IN 1798.
  • 00:13:06.020 --> 00:13:08.090
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON HELP FUND THE PRINTING OF
  • 00:13:08.110 --> 00:13:10.250
  • THAT BIBLE.
  • 00:13:10.270 --> 00:13:13.000
  • NOW, IF THOMAS JEFFERSON IS THE ANTI-RELIGIOUS, I
  • 00:13:13.020 --> 00:13:15.050
  • HATE THE BIBLE GUY, WHAT'S THAT?
  • 00:13:15.070 --> 00:13:17.280
  • AND BY THE WAY, THIS BOTTOM STACK OVER HERE,
  • 00:13:18.000 --> 00:13:20.190
  • THAT'S THE THOMAS SCOTT BIBLE.
  • 00:13:20.210 --> 00:13:23.010
  • IT'S ACTUALLY AN 8 VOLUME BIBLE.
  • 00:13:23.030 --> 00:13:25.070
  • WE'VE GOT THREE VOLUMES THERE JUST FOR SPACE, BUT
  • 00:13:25.090 --> 00:13:27.120
  • IT'S 8 VOLUMES.
  • 00:13:27.140 --> 00:13:29.120
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON HELP FUND THE THOMAS SCOTT BIBLE.
  • 00:13:29.140 --> 00:13:32.110
  • - NOW, IF JEFFERSON IS FUNDING BIBLES, I THOUGHT
  • 00:13:32.130 --> 00:13:34.130
  • JEFFERSON CUT OUT EVERYTHING HE DIDN'T
  • 00:13:34.150 --> 00:13:36.060
  • BELIEVE IN.
  • 00:13:36.080 --> 00:13:37.210
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:13:37.230 --> 00:13:39.140
  • - THAT'S WHAT WE HEAR.
  • 00:13:39.160 --> 00:13:40.200
  • - NOT TRUE.
  • 00:13:40.220 --> 00:13:42.140
  • - I KNOW I SAY THAT, RIGHT, TONGUE IN CHEEK
  • 00:13:42.160 --> 00:13:44.140
  • BECAUSE I KNOW HE DIDN'T, BUT THAT'S WHAT WE HEAR
  • 00:13:44.160 --> 00:13:46.130
  • TODAY IS THAT JEFFERSON DIDN'T BELIEVE IN ALL THE
  • 00:13:46.150 --> 00:13:48.030
  • BIBLE SO HE MADE HIS OWN BIBLE AND HE CUT OUT
  • 00:13:48.050 --> 00:13:50.120
  • THINGS THAT HE THOUGHT WEREN'T TRUE.
  • 00:13:50.140 --> 00:13:51.280
  • SO WHAT'S THE ANSWER BEHIND THAT?
  • 00:13:52.000 --> 00:13:53.080
  • - HERE'S THE EXPERT.
  • 00:13:53.100 --> 00:13:55.010
  • - WELL, YOU HAVE TWO ANSWERS.
  • 00:13:55.030 --> 00:13:56.190
  • ONE IS HE DID TWO JEFFERSON BIBLES.
  • 00:13:56.210 --> 00:13:58.090
  • PEOPLE THEY TALK ABOUT THE DID HE EVER SON --
  • 00:13:58.110 --> 00:13:59.260
  • I HAVE FUN WHEN PROFESSORS DO THAT.
  • 00:13:59.280 --> 00:14:01.210
  • - IS THAT LIKE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT?
  • 00:14:01.230 --> 00:14:02.280
  • - EXACTLY.
  • 00:14:03.000 --> 00:14:04.120
  • [ LAUGHTER ] THEY SAY OH, THE JEFFERSON BIBLE SAID
  • 00:14:04.140 --> 00:14:06.030
  • -WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:14:06.050 --> 00:14:07.130
  • -L WITH, YOU KNOW HE CUT OUT ALL THE MIRACULOUS,
  • 00:14:07.150 --> 00:14:09.100
  • ALL STUFF HE DISAGREED WITH.
  • 00:14:09.120 --> 00:14:10.150
  • HE CUT ALL THAT OUT.
  • 00:14:10.170 --> 00:14:11.280
  • I SAID, REALLY?
  • 00:14:12.000 --> 00:14:13.060
  • I SAID, WHICH ONE?
  • 00:14:13.080 --> 00:14:14.260
  • WHAT DO YOU MEAN WHICH ONE?
  • 00:14:14.280 --> 00:14:16.150
  • THERE'S ONLY ONE -NO, THERE'S TWO JEFFERSON BIBLE.
  • 00:14:16.170 --> 00:14:17.240
  • YOU GOT 1804, 1820.
  • 00:14:17.260 --> 00:14:19.200
  • SO IT ALREADY TELLS ME THEY DON'T HAVE A CLUE
  • 00:14:19.220 --> 00:14:21.040
  • WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT. THEN I SAY --
  • 00:14:21.060 --> 00:14:22.220
  • - AT LEAST WHEN THEY COME TO
  • 00:14:22.240 --> 00:14:24.010
  • KNOWLEDGE OF JEFFERSON.
  • 00:14:24.030 --> 00:14:25.130
  • - THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:14:25.150 --> 00:14:26.260
  • - THEY THINK THEY KNOW SOMETHING.
  • 00:14:26.280 --> 00:14:28.140
  • THEY'VE GOT THE SMOKING GUN, AND TURNS OUT OH, WAIT.
  • 00:14:28.160 --> 00:14:29.260
  • THERE WAS 2 DIFFERENT THINGS HE DID?
  • 00:14:29.280 --> 00:14:31.080
  • I HAD NO IDEA.
  • 00:14:31.100 --> 00:14:32.240
  • - AND THAT'S ONE OF THE FUN THINGS.
  • 00:14:32.260 --> 00:14:34.080
  • YOU JUST START ASKING QUESTIONS, YOU FIND OUT
  • 00:14:34.100 --> 00:14:35.260
  • THAT THEY THINK THEY KNOW WHAT THEY KNOW,
  • 00:14:35.280 --> 00:14:37.050
  • BUT THEY DON'T.
  • 00:14:37.070 --> 00:14:38.210
  • AND SO YOU SAY, WHICH ONE?
  • 00:14:38.230 --> 00:14:40.050
  • AND THEY DON'T -I SAY WELL, HAVE YOU EVER READ
  • 00:14:40.070 --> 00:14:41.260
  • THE JEFFERSON BIBLE?
  • 00:14:41.280 --> 00:14:43.040
  • WELL, NO.
  • 00:14:43.060 --> 00:14:44.150
  • WELL, HOW DO YOU KNOW HE CUT IT OUT?
  • 00:14:44.170 --> 00:14:45.290
  • THAT'S WHAT EVERYBODY SAYS.
  • 00:14:46.010 --> 00:14:47.160
  • - BECAUSE THE 1804 WAS ACTUALLY AN ABRIDGMENT OF
  • 00:14:47.180 --> 00:14:49.030
  • THE GOSPELS FOR USE IN WITNESSING TO THE INDIANS.
  • 00:14:49.050 --> 00:14:50.170
  • - IN THE TITLE IT SAYS TAKEN FROM MATTHEW, MARK,
  • 00:14:50.190 --> 00:14:52.090
  • LUKE, JOHN, AND IT WAS BECAUSE IN 1803 HE HAD
  • 00:14:52.110 --> 00:14:53.240
  • READ A SERMON BY A GUY FROM SCOTLAND SAID, YOU
  • 00:14:53.260 --> 00:14:55.140
  • KNOW, IF YOU WANT TO REACH THE AMERICAN
  • 00:14:55.160 --> 00:14:56.250
  • INDIANS WITH THE GOSPEL DON'T GIVE THEM THE BIBLE.
  • 00:14:56.270 --> 00:14:58.070
  • I MEAN, THEY MIGHT READ LEVITICUS OR MIGHT READ
  • 00:14:58.090 --> 00:14:59.110
  • THE GENEALOGIES.
  • 00:14:59.130 --> 00:15:01.050
  • GIVE THEM THE GOSPELS OF JESUS, AND JEFFERSON
  • 00:15:01.070 --> 00:15:02.140
  • THOUGHT, GOOD IDEA.
  • 00:15:02.160 --> 00:15:04.000
  • AND SO HE TOOK TWO BIBLES HE HAD IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
  • 00:15:04.020 --> 00:15:05.250
  • HE WENT THROUGH AND DID WHAT WE WOULD HAVE CALLED
  • 00:15:05.270 --> 00:15:07.060
  • A RED LETTER VERSION.
  • 00:15:07.080 --> 00:15:08.220
  • HE TOOK THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS, CUT THEM ALL OUT,
  • 00:15:08.240 --> 00:15:10.050
  • HE PASTED THEM IN.
  • 00:15:10.070 --> 00:15:11.290
  • HE GAVE IT TO AN INDIAN MISSIONARY FRIEND, SAID
  • 00:15:12.010 --> 00:15:13.140
  • LOOK, HERE'S THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS.
  • 00:15:13.160 --> 00:15:15.020
  • YOU CAN PRINTED THIS A WHOLE LOT CHEAPER THAN
  • 00:15:15.040 --> 00:15:16.140
  • YOU CAN PRINT A WHOLE BIBLE.
  • 00:15:16.160 --> 00:15:17.270
  • AND THIS IS WHERE THE INDIANS NEED TO START.
  • 00:15:17.290 --> 00:15:19.080
  • IT SAYS AN ABRIDGMENT OF THE GOSPELS FOR THE USE
  • 00:15:19.100 --> 00:15:20.180
  • OF THE INDIANS.
  • 00:15:20.200 --> 00:15:21.290
  • - SO WE'VE ALREADY CLARIFIED WHAT IT'S FOR,
  • 00:15:22.010 --> 00:15:23.140
  • AND HE SAYS ONLY CHOOSING THINGS THAT WOULD BE TO
  • 00:15:23.160 --> 00:15:25.200
  • THEIR LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING TO NOT
  • 00:15:25.220 --> 00:15:27.180
  • CHALLENGE THEM IN A LEVEL OF THEOLOGY WHERE THEY'RE
  • 00:15:27.200 --> 00:15:30.110
  • GOING WAIT A SECOND, THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.
  • 00:15:30.130 --> 00:15:31.280
  • SO JUST TO GIVE THEM ENOUGH OH, JESUS, THIS IS
  • 00:15:32.000 --> 00:15:33.270
  • WHAT THIS IS, AND SO -- - AND BY THE WAY, HE
  • 00:15:33.290 --> 00:15:35.200
  • COVERS HEAVEN.
  • 00:15:35.220 --> 00:15:38.240
  • THE TEACHINGS COVER HEAVEN AND HELL, HEALING
  • 00:15:38.260 --> 00:15:40.240
  • THE SICK, RAISING THE DEAD, CASTING OUT DEMONS.
  • 00:15:40.260 --> 00:15:42.270
  • YOU KNOW, HE CUT OUT ALL THAT SUPERNATURAL STUFF.
  • 00:15:42.290 --> 00:15:45.010
  • - SO JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD.
  • 00:15:45.030 --> 00:15:46.100
  • HE IS THE SUPERNATURAL.
  • 00:15:46.120 --> 00:15:47.290
  • HE DOES THE MIRACULOUS WHICH IS WHAT WE'RE TOLD
  • 00:15:48.010 --> 00:15:49.110
  • JEFFERSON CUT OUT.
  • 00:15:49.130 --> 00:15:51.020
  • WELL, THAT'S THE FIRST ONE.
  • 00:15:51.040 --> 00:15:52.170
  • THE SECOND ONE IS THE 1820 VERSION.
  • 00:15:52.190 --> 00:15:54.190
  • - AND THIS IS THAT ONE.
  • 00:15:54.210 --> 00:15:56.120
  • THIS IS.
  • 00:15:56.140 --> 00:15:58.130
  • THIS IS 1820 VERSION JEFFERSON ACTUALLY SAID
  • 00:15:58.150 --> 00:16:00.270
  • IF EVERYBODY WOULD LIVE BY THE TEACHINGS OF
  • 00:16:00.290 --> 00:16:02.190
  • JESUS, WE'D NEED A WHOLE LOT LESS GOVERNMENT, SO
  • 00:16:02.210 --> 00:16:04.160
  • HE WENT THROUGH AND FOUND 81 MORAL TEACHINGS OF JESUS.
  • 00:16:04.180 --> 00:16:07.050
  • HE CUT THOSE TEACHINGS OUT OF THE BIBLE, PASTED
  • 00:16:07.070 --> 00:16:10.060
  • THEM END TO END SO THAT HE COULD READ THE MORALS
  • 00:16:10.080 --> 00:16:13.190
  • OF JESUS, AND IT'S ACTUALLY IN HIS HANDWRITING.
  • 00:16:13.210 --> 00:16:16.010
  • THIS IS A REPRINT THAT WAS DONE OF IT, BUT AS
  • 00:16:16.030 --> 00:16:18.070
  • YOU GO, YOU CAN SEE HIS HANDWRITING.
  • 00:16:18.090 --> 00:16:20.160
  • IT'S THE LIFE AND MORALS OF JESUS OF NAZARETH, AND
  • 00:16:20.180 --> 00:16:22.290
  • CONGRESS PRINTED 9.000 COPIES.
  • 00:16:23.010 --> 00:16:26.220
  • THIS IS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL 1902 COPIES
  • 00:16:26.240 --> 00:16:28.180
  • THAT'S PRINTED BY THE U.S.
  • 00:16:28.200 --> 00:16:30.200
  • GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.
  • 00:16:30.220 --> 00:16:32.170
  • FOR 50 YEARS THEY GAVE THIS TO EVERY MEMBER OF
  • 00:16:32.190 --> 00:16:34.130
  • CONGRESS, SAID IF YOU'LL LIVE BIT TEACHINGS OF
  • 00:16:34.150 --> 00:16:36.030
  • JESUS YOU WON'T GET IN TROUBLE.
  • 00:16:36.050 --> 00:16:38.140
  • - I LIVE JUST A FEW MILES FROM THE U.S.
  • 00:16:38.160 --> 00:16:40.120
  • CAPITOL IN WASHINGTON DC.
  • 00:16:40.140 --> 00:16:42.160
  • AND TODAY OF COURSE IF YOU HAD A CHURCH SERVICE
  • 00:16:42.180 --> 00:16:44.160
  • IN THE U.S.
  • 00:16:44.180 --> 00:16:46.060
  • CAPITOL PEOPLE WOULD GO CRAZY AND YOU'RE
  • 00:16:46.080 --> 00:16:48.040
  • VIOLATING SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE, BUT
  • 00:16:48.060 --> 00:16:50.040
  • JEFFERSON ACTUALLY MADE IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A
  • 00:16:50.060 --> 00:16:51.240
  • WORSHIP SERVICE GOING ON EVERY SUNDAY MORNING IN
  • 00:16:51.260 --> 00:16:52.260
  • THE U.S. CAPITOL.
  • 00:16:52.280 --> 00:16:55.120
  • HE ATTENDED THAT WORSHIP SERVICE AND HE ALSO PAID
  • 00:16:55.140 --> 00:16:57.110
  • OUT OF HIS OWN POCKET FOR THE MARINE BAND TO PLAY
  • 00:16:57.130 --> 00:16:58.260
  • AT THE CHURCH SERVICE.
  • 00:16:58.280 --> 00:17:00.170
  • NOW YOU MIGHT NOT WANT THE MARINE BAND PLAYING
  • 00:17:00.190 --> 00:17:01.230
  • AT YOUR CHURCH SERVICE.
  • 00:17:01.250 --> 00:17:03.110
  • - MARINE BAND AS YOUR WORSHIP BAND.
  • 00:17:03.130 --> 00:17:04.190
  • THAT'S COOL.
  • 00:17:04.210 --> 00:17:05.290
  • - BUT STILL --
  • 00:17:06.010 --> 00:17:07.080
  • - IT SEEMS LIKE HIS VIOLATED
  • 00:17:07.100 --> 00:17:08.250
  • THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE THOUGH.
  • 00:17:08.270 --> 00:17:10.060
  • - WELL, THAT SAYS SOMETHING.
  • 00:17:10.080 --> 00:17:11.120
  • THAT GUY THAT'S SUPPOSED TO HAVE WRITTEN -DID
  • 00:17:11.140 --> 00:17:12.010
  • WRITE THE WORDS.
  • 00:17:12.030 --> 00:17:13.060
  • - RIGHT. DIDN'T HE KNOW WHAT HE WROTE?
  • 00:17:13.080 --> 00:17:13.280
  • - OF COURSE HE DID.
  • 00:17:14.000 --> 00:17:14.170
  • HE WASN'T CRAZY.
  • 00:17:14.190 --> 00:17:15.160
  • - WAS HE CONFUSED ABOUT THIS?
  • 00:17:15.180 --> 00:17:16.220
  • - HE JUST DIDN'T SEE IT AS A VIOLATION OF THE
  • 00:17:16.240 --> 00:17:18.080
  • LAW, AND WE HAVE HILARIOUS RECORDS BY THE
  • 00:17:18.100 --> 00:17:20.090
  • WAY OF HIM HAVING HIS FEET STEPPED ON WHILE
  • 00:17:20.110 --> 00:17:22.010
  • HE'S IN CHURCH AND HAVING A QUAKER WOMAN GIVING A
  • 00:17:22.030 --> 00:17:23.120
  • PROPHECY, AND HE'S GOING WHAT'S GOING ON HERE LIKE
  • 00:17:23.140 --> 00:17:24.260
  • SOME OF US HAVE TO DO IN OUR CHURCHES, BUT MY
  • 00:17:24.280 --> 00:17:26.150
  • POINT IS THAT HERE'S THOMAS JEFFERSON
  • 00:17:26.170 --> 00:17:29.080
  • SPONSORING A WORSHIP SERVICE, SPONSORING A
  • 00:17:29.100 --> 00:17:31.080
  • CHURCH BASICALLY MEETING IN THE U.S. CAPITOL.
  • 00:17:31.100 --> 00:17:33.070
  • NOW, THAT SAYS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
  • 00:17:33.090 --> 00:17:34.230
  • WHAT HIS INTENTIONS WERE.
  • 00:17:34.250 --> 00:17:36.090
  • - SURE.
  • 00:17:36.110 --> 00:17:38.000
  • AND SO TO THE NOTION THAT MANY OF THE FOUNDING
  • 00:17:38.020 --> 00:17:39.190
  • FATHERS WERE ATHEIST, AGNOSTICS, AND DEISTS
  • 00:17:39.210 --> 00:17:41.100
  • WHEN YOU STUDY THE ORIGINAL WRITINGS YOU
  • 00:17:41.120 --> 00:17:43.060
  • JUST DON'T COME TO THAT CONCLUSION.
  • 00:17:43.080 --> 00:17:44.090
  • - NO. NO.
  • 00:17:44.110 --> 00:17:45.240
  • - WHICH EVEN GOING BACK -WE TALKED ABOUT THIS 12
  • 00:17:45.260 --> 00:17:47.140
  • VOLUME SET OF WASHINGTON WRITINGS WITH JARED
  • 00:17:47.160 --> 00:17:49.240
  • SPARKS BEING THE GUY THAT COLLECTS IT, ONE OF THE
  • 00:17:49.260 --> 00:17:52.020
  • THINGS THAT JARED SPARKS, THIS HISTORIAN PUTTING IT
  • 00:17:52.040 --> 00:17:54.120
  • TOGETHER DOES, IS HE ACTUALLY WRITES TO
  • 00:17:54.140 --> 00:17:56.180
  • WASHINGTON'S GRANDDAUGHTER NELLY WHO
  • 00:17:56.200 --> 00:17:59.010
  • ENDED UP BEING THE ADOPTED DAUGHTER, RIGHT.
  • 00:17:59.030 --> 00:18:00.280
  • LIVES WITH WASHINGTON, GROWS UP IN THEIR HOME,
  • 00:18:01.000 --> 00:18:02.220
  • AND SAYS WELL, WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE
  • 00:18:02.240 --> 00:18:04.090
  • FAITH OF WASHINGTON?
  • 00:18:04.110 --> 00:18:06.020
  • WHAT SHE SAYS IS BECAUSE JARED WAS ASKING ABOUT
  • 00:18:06.040 --> 00:18:08.020
  • THE CHRISTIAN FAITH.
  • 00:18:08.040 --> 00:18:10.010
  • AND SHE SAID, YOU SHOULD SOONER QUESTION HIS
  • 00:18:10.030 --> 00:18:12.060
  • PATRIOTISM THAN HIS CHRISTIANITY.
  • 00:18:12.080 --> 00:18:14.140
  • NOW, I DON'T KNOW ANY HISTORIAN THAT QUESTIONS
  • 00:18:14.160 --> 00:18:17.020
  • THE PATRIOTISM OF GEORGE -THE FATHER OF THE
  • 00:18:17.040 --> 00:18:19.220
  • NATION, THE GUY REALLY LEADING IN
  • 00:18:19.240 --> 00:18:21.240
  • THE REVOLUTION.
  • 00:18:21.260 --> 00:18:23.220
  • NOBODY QUESTIONS HIS PATRIOTISM, AND YET FOR
  • 00:18:23.240 --> 00:18:25.170
  • SOME REASON TODAY WE QUESTION HIS CHRISTIANITY
  • 00:18:25.190 --> 00:18:27.170
  • WHEN EVERYBODY THAT KNEW HIM SAYS NO, NO, NO.
  • 00:18:27.190 --> 00:18:30.030
  • HE WAS A CHRISTIAN, BUT AGAIN IT GOES BACK TO
  • 00:18:30.050 --> 00:18:32.050
  • THIS NOTION WHEN PEOPLE SAY WELL, NO, THE
  • 00:18:32.070 --> 00:18:33.260
  • FOUNDING FATHERS WEREN'T CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:18:33.280 --> 00:18:35.170
  • THEY DIDN'T BELIEVE IN GOD.
  • 00:18:35.190 --> 00:18:36.250
  • WELL, EVERYBODY THAT KNEW THEM SEEMED TO
  • 00:18:36.270 --> 00:18:38.210
  • THINK THEY DID.
  • 00:18:38.230 --> 00:18:41.040
  • - WELL, NELLY GAVE A BUNCH EXAMPLES OF WHY YOU
  • 00:18:41.060 --> 00:18:42.220
  • MIGHT AS WELL QUESTION HIS PATRIOTISM INSTEAD OF
  • 00:18:42.240 --> 00:18:44.100
  • HIS CHRISTIANITY.
  • 00:18:44.120 --> 00:18:46.030
  • SHE SAID ON ONE OCCASION THAT HER AUNT DIED, AND
  • 00:18:46.050 --> 00:18:48.040
  • SHE WAS LYING THERE AT THE COUCH AT MOUNT VERNON
  • 00:18:48.060 --> 00:18:49.230
  • IN FRONT OF THE FIREPLACE, AND WASHINGTON
  • 00:18:49.250 --> 00:18:51.070
  • SAW HER, AND SHE WAS REALLY SICK.
  • 00:18:51.090 --> 00:18:53.230
  • WASHINGTON DIDN'T REALIZE SHE HAD DIED, THOUGHT SHE
  • 00:18:53.250 --> 00:18:55.250
  • WAS JUST RESTING, SLEEPING.
  • 00:18:55.270 --> 00:18:57.160
  • NELLY SAYS HE WENT OVER AND LAID HANDS ON HER AND
  • 00:18:57.180 --> 00:18:59.290
  • PRAYED FOR HER NOT REALIZING SHE'D ALREADY
  • 00:19:00.030 --> 00:19:03.010
  • PASSED BUT PRAYING THAT GOD WOULD HEAL HER, AND
  • 00:19:03.030 --> 00:19:05.110
  • THAT'S NOT THE KIND OF STUFF YOU GET FROM A DEIST.
  • 00:19:05.130 --> 00:19:08.190
  • - YEAH, A DEIST WOULDN'T DO THAT. THAT'S JUST --
  • 00:19:08.210 --> 00:19:10.070
  • - BUT SO AS WE MENTIONED FOR YOUNG
  • 00:19:10.090 --> 00:19:12.010
  • OUR YOUNGER AUDIENCE WHO IS POSSIBLY HEARING SOME
  • 00:19:12.030 --> 00:19:14.040
  • OF THIS FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE IMPORTANT THING
  • 00:19:14.060 --> 00:19:16.210
  • OF GOING BACK TO ORIGINAL SOURCES AND FINDING THE
  • 00:19:16.230 --> 00:19:19.230
  • TRUTH, NOT JUST SOMEBODY'S IMPRESSION
  • 00:19:19.250 --> 00:19:22.140
  • BECAUSE EVEN AS WE'RE SAYING THAT WE'D COUNSEL
  • 00:19:22.160 --> 00:19:24.210
  • THEM -KIND OF LIKE WHEN PAUL IN THE BOOK OF ACTS
  • 00:19:24.230 --> 00:19:27.030
  • PRAISES THE BOOR REASONS BECAUSE AS HE'S EXPLAIN
  • 00:19:27.050 --> 00:19:30.000
  • THE GOSPEL TO THEM THEY GO, WAIT A SECOND.
  • 00:19:30.020 --> 00:19:32.070
  • SOMEBODY GET THE SCROLL OF ISAIAH.
  • 00:19:32.090 --> 00:19:34.020
  • LET'S MAKE SURE THIS GUY KNOWS WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:19:34.040 --> 00:19:36.040
  • WE'D EVEN SAY FOR US DON'T JUST TAKE OUR
  • 00:19:36.060 --> 00:19:37.240
  • WORD FOR IT.
  • 00:19:37.260 --> 00:19:39.170
  • GO BACK AND SEE THE ORIGINAL WRITINGS SO THAT
  • 00:19:39.190 --> 00:19:42.270
  • CLEARLY WE'VE SEEN WITH KIND OF THIS FIRST MYTH
  • 00:19:42.290 --> 00:19:45.020
  • THAT GEORGE WASHINGTON WAS NOT A CHRISTIAN, WE'D
  • 00:19:45.040 --> 00:19:47.070
  • SAY THAT WAS WRONG.
  • 00:19:47.090 --> 00:19:49.040
  • THAT'S KIND OF FAKE HISTORY, RIGHT, BECAUSE
  • 00:19:49.060 --> 00:19:51.140
  • EVERYBODY AT HIS TIME THAT KNEW HIM SAID NO,
  • 00:19:51.160 --> 00:19:53.180
  • THIS GUY IS A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:19:53.200 --> 00:19:55.210
  • - AS A MATTER OF FACT, TIM, THIS IS A PIECE FROM
  • 00:19:55.230 --> 00:19:57.290
  • THE REVEREND JOHN LELAND, AND JOHN LELAND KNEW
  • 00:19:58.010 --> 00:20:00.220
  • WASHINGTON WELL.
  • 00:20:00.240 --> 00:20:02.240
  • HE'S ONE OF THE PREACHERS BEHIND THE MEMBERS OF
  • 00:20:02.260 --> 00:20:04.170
  • THE CONSTITUTION.
  • 00:20:04.190 --> 00:20:06.120
  • AND THIS LITTLE PIECE RIGHT HERE IS SEVERAL
  • 00:20:06.140 --> 00:20:08.000
  • PAGES IS TITLED WASHINGTON AND CHRIST,
  • 00:20:08.020 --> 00:20:11.010
  • HIS TWO GOOD FRIENDS, 46 STANZAS ABOUT WASHINGTON
  • 00:20:11.030 --> 00:20:13.210
  • AND CHRIST FROM A GUY WHO PERSONALLY KNEW
  • 00:20:13.230 --> 00:20:16.150
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON.
  • 00:20:16.170 --> 00:20:20.030
  • - SO AGAIN THE CONFIRMATION IS THAT
  • 00:20:20.050 --> 00:20:21.250
  • PEOPLE WHO KNEW WASHINGTON SAYS THIS GUY
  • 00:20:21.270 --> 00:20:23.170
  • IS A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:20:23.190 --> 00:20:25.110
  • SO WE CAN SAY THAT FIRST MYTH HAS BEEN EXPOSED,
  • 00:20:25.130 --> 00:20:27.290
  • THAT WASHINGTON WAS IN FACT A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:20:28.010 --> 00:20:30.160
  • THE SECOND MYTH INVOLVES AROUND SOMEBODY YOU'VE
  • 00:20:30.180 --> 00:20:32.090
  • DONE A LOT OF RESEARCH ON, ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND
  • 00:20:32.110 --> 00:20:33.200
  • THE CIVIL WAR.
  • 00:20:33.220 --> 00:20:35.110
  • BUT WE NEED TO GO TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STUDIO.
  • 00:20:35.130 --> 00:20:36.280
  • SO LET'S GET ON ACROSS THE STUDIO.
  • 00:20:37.000 --> 00:20:38.120
  • - LET'S DO IT.
  • 00:20:38.140 --> 00:20:39.230
  • [ MUSIC ]
  • 00:20:39.250 --> 00:20:43.120
  • - OKAY.
  • 00:20:43.140 --> 00:20:45.020
  • WE'VE DISPATCHED THE MYTH THAT GEORGE WASHINGTON
  • 00:20:45.040 --> 00:20:46.140
  • WAS A DEIST.
  • 00:20:46.160 --> 00:20:47.250
  • NOT TRUE.
  • 00:20:47.270 --> 00:20:49.100
  • HE WAS A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:20:49.120 --> 00:20:51.020
  • BUT WE'VE ALSO GOT ANOTHER MYTH THAT'S OUT THERE.
  • 00:20:51.040 --> 00:20:52.280
  • AS A MATTER OF FACT, IN RECENT YEARS WE'VE SEEN
  • 00:20:53.000 --> 00:20:54.260
  • EVEN COLLEGE KIDS HAVING PROTESTING TO TAKE DOWN
  • 00:20:54.280 --> 00:20:56.190
  • THE STATUTES OF ABRAHAM LINK BECAUSE HE'S A SLAVE
  • 00:20:56.210 --> 00:20:58.000
  • OWNER AND PRO SLAVERY.
  • 00:20:58.020 --> 00:20:59.220
  • NOT TRUE.
  • 00:20:59.240 --> 00:21:01.040
  • NOW, WE'VE GOT STEVEN MANSFIELD THE HISTORIAN,
  • 00:21:01.060 --> 00:21:03.010
  • TIM BARTON, PRESIDENT OF WALL BUILDERS, AND
  • 00:21:03.030 --> 00:21:04.240
  • STEVEN, YOU'VE GOT A GREAT BOOK ON LINCOLN'S
  • 00:21:04.260 --> 00:21:06.140
  • BATTLE WITH GOD.
  • 00:21:06.160 --> 00:21:08.080
  • WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT LINK ON PARTICULARLY.
  • 00:21:08.100 --> 00:21:09.260
  • BUT KIND OF AROUND USES WE'VE GOT A PICTURE OF
  • 00:21:09.280 --> 00:21:11.140
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN BACK HERE.
  • 00:21:11.160 --> 00:21:13.060
  • THIS IS JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, OUR 6TH PRESIDENT.
  • 00:21:13.080 --> 00:21:15.040
  • HE REALLY DOESN'T BELONG IN THE CIVIL WAR KIND OF
  • 00:21:15.060 --> 00:21:17.050
  • AIR A BUT HE HAD A HUGE IMPACT ON THIS ERA.
  • 00:21:17.070 --> 00:21:18.280
  • THAT'S JAMES A. GARFIELD
  • 00:21:19.000 --> 00:21:22.120
  • OVER HERE ON THIS SIDE.
  • 00:21:22.140 --> 00:21:24.150
  • HE WAS IN THE CIVIL WAR.
  • 00:21:24.170 --> 00:21:26.260
  • KNEW LINCOLN WELL, BECAME THE 20TH PRESIDENT.
  • 00:21:26.280 --> 00:21:28.230
  • LINCOLN WAS THE 16TH PRESIDENT.
  • 00:21:28.250 --> 00:21:30.140
  • BUT THAT PICTURE OF LINCOLN IS
  • 00:21:30.160 --> 00:21:31.240
  • FAIRLY INTERESTING.
  • 00:21:31.260 --> 00:21:33.130
  • THIS IS THE SAME EXCEPT THIS IS A LOT SMALLER,
  • 00:21:33.150 --> 00:21:35.290
  • AND THIS PICTURE ACTUALLY BELONGED TO THE GUY WHO
  • 00:21:36.010 --> 00:21:40.200
  • DID THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL.
  • 00:21:40.220 --> 00:21:43.030
  • SO WHEN YOU SEE THE PICTURES OF LINCOLN
  • 00:21:43.050 --> 00:21:44.280
  • MEMORIAL, THIS WAS A PICTURE THAT HE HAD IN
  • 00:21:45.000 --> 00:21:46.270
  • DOING THAT, BUT WHAT'S EVEN COOLER IS THIS IS
  • 00:21:46.290 --> 00:21:49.110
  • THE NEGATIVE FROM WHICH IT WAS MADE.
  • 00:21:49.130 --> 00:21:52.130
  • - WOW.
  • 00:21:52.150 --> 00:21:54.060
  • - AND SO-- THAT GLASS NEGATIVE -AND IT'S THIS
  • 00:21:54.080 --> 00:21:56.130
  • KIND OF CAMERA OVER HERE, AND THERE'S SOME JOHN
  • 00:21:56.150 --> 00:21:58.210
  • QUINCY ADAMS DOCUMENTS RIGHT HERE, FOR EXAMPLE.
  • 00:21:58.230 --> 00:22:00.240
  • THIS IS THE REVERSES IMAGE OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN.
  • 00:22:00.260 --> 00:22:03.010
  • OVER THERE IS SOME JAMES A.
  • 00:22:03.030 --> 00:22:05.110
  • GARFIELD -AND BY THE WAY, JAMES GARFIELD, 20TH
  • 00:22:05.130 --> 00:22:08.040
  • PRESIDENT, THIS IS THE PAGING SYSTEM THAT SAT ON
  • 00:22:08.060 --> 00:22:10.260
  • HIS DESK [ RINGS THE DESK BELL ] SO YOU CAN CALL
  • 00:22:10.280 --> 00:22:13.150
  • SOMEONE FROM THE NEXT ROOM TO COME IN.
  • 00:22:13.170 --> 00:22:15.130
  • AND JOHN CONVINCE SEE ADAMS, THERE'S SOME MORE
  • 00:22:15.150 --> 00:22:17.160
  • OFF THE DESK OF GARFIELD AS WELL.
  • 00:22:17.180 --> 00:22:19.050
  • AND TIM, YOU'VE GOT SOME STUFF OVER THERE.
  • 00:22:19.070 --> 00:22:21.020
  • - YEAH, SO LETTERS FROM GARFIELD.
  • 00:22:21.040 --> 00:22:22.250
  • A LOT OF THINGS FROM JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.
  • 00:22:22.270 --> 00:22:24.200
  • SO UP HERE WE HAVE A LOT OF THINGS FROM PRESIDENTS
  • 00:22:24.220 --> 00:22:26.260
  • OF THAT ERA, AND ACTUALLY A FEW THINGS PROBABLY
  • 00:22:26.280 --> 00:22:28.280
  • WORTH TALKING ABOUT, SO OUR FIRST VOLUNTEER WE
  • 00:22:29.000 --> 00:22:31.070
  • ALREADY ASKED IF YOU WOULD COME UP, WE HAVE
  • 00:22:31.090 --> 00:22:33.090
  • SOMETHING WE WANT YOU TO CHECK OUT AND SEE IF YOU
  • 00:22:33.110 --> 00:22:35.090
  • CAN FIGURE OUT, I CAN'T EVER, WHAT IT IS.
  • 00:22:35.110 --> 00:22:37.080
  • NOW, WHAT'S YOUR NAME?
  • 00:22:37.100 --> 00:22:39.050
  • - PAUL.
  • 00:22:39.070 --> 00:22:40.170
  • - PAUL?
  • 00:22:40.190 --> 00:22:41.230
  • - UH-HUH.
  • 00:22:41.250 --> 00:22:43.060
  • - OKAY.
  • 00:22:43.080 --> 00:22:44.130
  • ALL RIGHT, PAUL.
  • 00:22:44.150 --> 00:22:46.020
  • YOU'RE WEARING GLASSES.
  • 00:22:46.040 --> 00:22:47.280
  • IF YOU WILL TAKE YOUR GLASSES OFF AND --
  • 00:22:48.000 --> 00:22:50.070
  • - I CAN HOLD THOSE FOR YOU.
  • 00:22:50.090 --> 00:22:51.280
  • - VERY CAREFULLY SLIP THOSE GLASSES ON.
  • 00:22:52.000 --> 00:22:54.260
  • SEE IF IT DOES ANYTHING FOR YOU.
  • 00:22:54.280 --> 00:22:56.260
  • - MAKES EVERYTHING BLURRIER.
  • 00:22:56.280 --> 00:22:58.140
  • - PUT THEM BACK ON AGAIN.
  • 00:22:58.160 --> 00:22:59.290
  • - YOU LOOK GREAT IN THEM THOUGH.
  • 00:23:00.030 --> 00:23:01.110
  • - THAT'S THE WAY THAT PRESIDENT ZACHARY TAYLOR
  • 00:23:01.130 --> 00:23:03.150
  • SAW THE WORLD BECAUSE THOSE ARE PRESIDENTIAL
  • 00:23:03.170 --> 00:23:05.040
  • GLASSES OF ZACHARY TAYLOR.
  • 00:23:05.060 --> 00:23:07.000
  • NOT GOING TO LET YOU SIT IN IT, BUT THAT'S HIS
  • 00:23:07.020 --> 00:23:08.280
  • CHAIR OVER THERE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, PRESIDENT
  • 00:23:09.000 --> 00:23:10.020
  • ZACHARY TAYLOR.
  • 00:23:10.040 --> 00:23:11.140
  • - SO YOU'VE NOW WORN PRESIDENTIAL GLASSES.
  • 00:23:11.160 --> 00:23:13.130
  • I DON'T KNOW IF YOU FELT EXECUTIVE ITCH.
  • 00:23:13.150 --> 00:23:15.070
  • OKAY. WELL, THANK YOU.
  • 00:23:15.090 --> 00:23:16.220
  • SO YOU GOT TO CHECK OUT THE GLASSES.
  • 00:23:16.240 --> 00:23:18.140
  • THERE'S A LOT OF COOL STUFF, AND WE COULD EVEN
  • 00:23:18.160 --> 00:23:20.080
  • DO SOME MORE LOOKING AND GUESSING ON WHAT STUFF
  • 00:23:20.100 --> 00:23:21.270
  • IS, BUT THE KIND OF BOTTOM LINE WITH THIS
  • 00:23:21.290 --> 00:23:23.190
  • SECTION REALLY DOES REVOLVE A LOT AROUND
  • 00:23:23.210 --> 00:23:25.210
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
  • 00:23:25.230 --> 00:23:27.250
  • TODAY AS YOU ALREADY MENTIONED WHERE PEOPLE
  • 00:23:27.270 --> 00:23:30.010
  • THINK HE WASN'T ANTI-SLAVERY AND SO MANY
  • 00:23:30.030 --> 00:23:32.030
  • THINGS THAT GET SAID EVEN ABOUT HIS FAITH, WHICH
  • 00:23:32.050 --> 00:23:34.040
  • YOU DID A GREAT JOB UNFOLDING, BUT WITH
  • 00:23:34.060 --> 00:23:36.060
  • LINCOLN NOW WE'RE BEING TOLD HE WASN'T EVEN
  • 00:23:36.080 --> 00:23:37.230
  • AGAINST SLAVERY.
  • 00:23:37.250 --> 00:23:39.180
  • HOW DO WE RESPOND TO THAT?
  • 00:23:39.200 --> 00:23:41.150
  • HOW DO WE ANSWER THAT QUESTION ABOUT LINCOLN
  • 00:23:41.170 --> 00:23:43.020
  • WHEN IT COMES TO SLAVERY?
  • 00:23:43.040 --> 00:23:45.030
  • - WELL, IT'S SAD THAT PEOPLE AREN'T SEEING THIS
  • 00:23:45.050 --> 00:23:47.130
  • CORRECTLY BECAUSE IN HIS EARLY LIFE, LINCOLN
  • 00:23:47.150 --> 00:23:49.290
  • DEFINITELY HAD SOME OF THE RACIST ATTITUDES OF
  • 00:23:50.010 --> 00:23:52.060
  • THE TIMES, AND HE SAID SOME THINGS PEOPLE
  • 00:23:52.080 --> 00:23:54.050
  • QUOTED, SO PEOPLE ASSUME HE WASN'T ANTI-SLAVERY,
  • 00:23:54.070 --> 00:23:56.210
  • BUT THAT'S JUST RIDICULOUS.
  • 00:23:56.230 --> 00:23:58.120
  • THE FACT IS HE HAD ANTI-SLAVERY SENTIMENTS
  • 00:23:58.140 --> 00:24:00.100
  • FROM A VERY YOUNG AGE.
  • 00:24:00.120 --> 00:24:02.280
  • HE WAS IN CONGRESS FOR ABOUT 18 MONTHS, AND
  • 00:24:03.000 --> 00:24:04.210
  • DURING THAT TIME HE PROPOSED LEGISLATION TO
  • 00:24:04.230 --> 00:24:08.070
  • MAKE WASHINGTON DC ANTI-SLAVERY.
  • 00:24:08.090 --> 00:24:11.020
  • IT'S THE FIRST TIME HE EVER PROPOSED ANY
  • 00:24:11.040 --> 00:24:12.270
  • LEGISLATION RELATED TO SLAVERY.
  • 00:24:12.290 --> 00:24:14.160
  • HE WAS ABSOLUTELY OPPOSED TO SLAVERY.
  • 00:24:14.180 --> 00:24:16.290
  • - AND CERTAINLY EVEN LOOKING AT BEING A MEMBER
  • 00:24:17.010 --> 00:24:18.280
  • OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY THAT WAS PART OF THEIR
  • 00:24:19.000 --> 00:24:20.190
  • PARTY POSITION.
  • 00:24:20.210 --> 00:24:22.150
  • - THAT WAS THEIR PLATFORM ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:24:22.170 --> 00:24:24.120
  • - THIS IS THE ACTUAL DRED SCOTT DECISION THAT
  • 00:24:24.140 --> 00:24:26.100
  • THE SUPREME COURT CAME OUT WITH THAT SAID OH,
  • 00:24:26.120 --> 00:24:28.240
  • BLACKS -- NO BLACK MAN HAS ANY RIGHTS WHICH WHITE
  • 00:24:28.260 --> 00:24:31.080
  • MAN IS BOUND TO RESPECT.
  • 00:24:31.100 --> 00:24:33.230
  • THAT THEN BECAME SOMETHING THAT WAS HANDED
  • 00:24:33.250 --> 00:24:35.240
  • OUT WITH THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY PLATFORM THE
  • 00:24:35.260 --> 00:24:37.210
  • NEXT ELECTION.
  • 00:24:37.230 --> 00:24:39.260
  • THEY SAID SEE, WE WERE RIGHT ABOUT SLAVERY.
  • 00:24:39.280 --> 00:24:41.150
  • WE TOLD YOU SLAVERY WAS GOOD FOR EVERYBODY.
  • 00:24:41.170 --> 00:24:43.080
  • AND THE SUPREME COURT ACTUALLY SAID THAT
  • 00:24:43.100 --> 00:24:44.250
  • SLAVERY IS FOR THE BENEFIT OF BLACKS.
  • 00:24:44.270 --> 00:24:46.190
  • IT'S FOR THE BENEFIT OF SOCIETY AND IT HELPS BLACKS.
  • 00:24:46.210 --> 00:24:48.210
  • SO DEMOCRATS WHEN THEIR PLATFORM PUT IT OUT.
  • 00:24:48.230 --> 00:24:50.260
  • WELL, REPUBLICANS SAID, NOT US.
  • 00:24:50.280 --> 00:24:52.290
  • AND SO THIS IS THE FIRST REPUBLICAN PLATFORM, 1856.
  • 00:24:53.010 --> 00:24:55.080
  • IT IS ONLY NINE PLANKS LONG, AND 7 OF THE NINE
  • 00:24:55.100 --> 00:24:58.090
  • PLANKS ARE WE WANT TO END SLAVERY, GIVE EQUALITY,
  • 00:24:58.110 --> 00:25:01.210
  • GIVE EQUAL CIVIL RIGHTS.
  • 00:25:01.230 --> 00:25:03.270
  • THEY DID NOT WIN THAT ELECTION OF 1856.
  • 00:25:03.290 --> 00:25:05.250
  • THE NEXT REELECTION WAS 1860.
  • 00:25:05.270 --> 00:25:08.000
  • THEY DID WIN THIS ONE.
  • 00:25:08.020 --> 00:25:10.020
  • THIS IS THE ONE ON WHICH ABRAHAM LINCOLN RAN AS A
  • 00:25:10.040 --> 00:25:13.130
  • REPUBLICAN AND A BRAND-NEW PARTY.
  • 00:25:13.150 --> 00:25:15.120
  • AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WAS STARTED BY 30
  • 00:25:15.140 --> 00:25:17.170
  • ANTI-SLAVERY DEMOCRATS WHO NO LONGER FELT AT
  • 00:25:17.190 --> 00:25:19.260
  • HOME IN THEIR OWN PARTY, SO THEY STARTED A NEW
  • 00:25:19.280 --> 00:25:22.030
  • PARTY, AND ANTI-SLAVERY HE RUNS AS PRESIDENT AND
  • 00:25:22.050 --> 00:25:23.290
  • GETS ELECTED.
  • 00:25:24.010 --> 00:25:26.050
  • THIS IS A HUGE -- THERE'S 17 PLANKS HERE, HUGE
  • 00:25:26.070 --> 00:25:28.090
  • ANTI-SLAVERY PLATFORM.
  • 00:25:28.110 --> 00:25:30.120
  • AND THEN FOUR YEARS LATER THIS IS THE 1864
  • 00:25:30.140 --> 00:25:34.130
  • PHRALTS FORM OF THE REPUBLICANS AND THE
  • 00:25:34.150 --> 00:25:36.280
  • DEMOCRATS SO VOTERS WOULD NOWHERE THE PARTIES ARE
  • 00:25:37.000 --> 00:25:39.240
  • ON ALL THE ISSUES, AND RIGHT HERE THE REPUBLICAN
  • 00:25:39.260 --> 00:25:42.060
  • PARTY CALLS FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
  • 00:25:42.080 --> 00:25:44.160
  • TO PERMANENT BAN SLAVERY.
  • 00:25:44.180 --> 00:25:46.230
  • WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO ABOLITION STUFF ANYMORE.
  • 00:25:46.250 --> 00:25:48.190
  • WE'RE NOT GOING TO GRADUALLY -- WE JUST WANT
  • 00:25:48.210 --> 00:25:50.090
  • IT GONE.
  • 00:25:50.110 --> 00:25:52.110
  • AND THAT'S WHAT LINCOLN RUNS ON.
  • 00:25:52.130 --> 00:25:54.140
  • THAT'S WHAT HE GETS REELECTED ON.
  • 00:25:54.160 --> 00:25:56.110
  • THIS IS THE 13TH AMENDMENT, AND THIS IS
  • 00:25:56.130 --> 00:25:58.200
  • THE AMENDMENT THAT ABOLISHES SLAVERY
  • 00:25:58.220 --> 00:26:00.180
  • AFTER 240 YEARS.
  • 00:26:00.200 --> 00:26:03.230
  • ACCORDING TO THE CONSTITUTION, IN ANY
  • 00:26:03.250 --> 00:26:06.100
  • CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT YOU GET TWO-THIRDS OF THE
  • 00:26:06.120 --> 00:26:08.080
  • HOUSE AND SENATE TO PASS IT AND THREE-FOURTHS OF
  • 00:26:08.100 --> 00:26:09.290
  • THE STATES AND THAT'S IT.
  • 00:26:10.010 --> 00:26:11.250
  • THE PRESIDENT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY
  • 00:26:11.270 --> 00:26:13.220
  • CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT EXCEPT ON THE 13TH
  • 00:26:13.240 --> 00:26:15.170
  • AMENDMENT, ACHE HAM LINK ON PUT HIS SIGNATURE ON
  • 00:26:15.190 --> 00:26:17.250
  • IT BECAUSE HE WANTED THE WORLD TO KNOW, I AM ANTI--
  • 00:26:17.270 --> 00:26:19.180
  • HE DIDN'T NEED TO, DIDN'T HAVE TO.
  • 00:26:19.200 --> 00:26:21.210
  • THERE'S NO OTHER PRESIDENT -THERE'S NO
  • 00:26:21.230 --> 00:26:23.250
  • OTHER AMENDMENT SIGNED BY ANY PRESIDENT.
  • 00:26:23.270 --> 00:26:25.290
  • HE PUT IT ON THE 13TH AMENDMENT TO SAY LOOK,
  • 00:26:26.010 --> 00:26:28.010
  • THIS IS NOT PART OF MY CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY.
  • 00:26:28.030 --> 00:26:30.260
  • I AM TELLING YOU I HATE SLAVERY.
  • 00:26:30.280 --> 00:26:33.090
  • I WANT IT ENDED.
  • 00:26:33.110 --> 00:26:35.060
  • SO HE SIGNS THE 13TH AMENDMENT.
  • 00:26:35.080 --> 00:26:36.130
  • - WELL, IT'S JUST IGNORANCE, THE IDEA THAT
  • 00:26:36.150 --> 00:26:41.030
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN WASN'T ANTI-SLAVERY.
  • 00:26:41.050 --> 00:26:42.280
  • THE CIVIL WAR BASICALLY BEGINS FROM ABRAHAM
  • 00:26:43.000 --> 00:26:44.220
  • LINCOLN GETS ELECTED, AND THE SOUTHERN SLAVE STATES
  • 00:26:44.240 --> 00:26:46.290
  • THEN LEAVE THE UNION, AND THEY DO THAT, WHY?
  • 00:26:47.010 --> 00:26:48.160
  • BECAUSE ABRAHAM LINCOLN IS OPPOSED TO SLAVERY,
  • 00:26:48.180 --> 00:26:49.260
  • AND THEREFORE THEY DON'T WANT TO BE IN A UNION
  • 00:26:49.280 --> 00:26:51.090
  • THAT'S OPPOSES SLAVERY.
  • 00:26:51.110 --> 00:26:52.250
  • SO HE WAS THE SYMBOL AT THAT TIME POLITICALLY OF
  • 00:26:52.270 --> 00:26:54.080
  • ANTI- SLAVERY SENTIMENT.
  • 00:26:54.100 --> 00:26:56.050
  • THAT'S WHY THE NATION DIVIDED.
  • 00:26:56.070 --> 00:26:57.230
  • THAT'S WHY WE HAD TO FIGHT A WAR, SO YOU HAVE
  • 00:26:57.250 --> 00:26:59.050
  • TO BE PRETTY IGNORANT TO THINK THAT HE'S NOT
  • 00:26:59.070 --> 00:27:00.150
  • ANTI-SLAVERY.
  • 00:27:00.170 --> 00:27:02.200
  • IT'S JUST OBVIOUS.
  • 00:27:02.220 --> 00:27:04.050
  • - HOW MUCH OF THAT WAS RELATED TO FAITH?
  • 00:27:04.070 --> 00:27:05.220
  • BECAUSE HIS FAITH JOURNEY WAS PRETTY WILD.
  • 00:27:05.240 --> 00:27:07.190
  • - ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S FAITH JOURNEY WAS
  • 00:27:07.210 --> 00:27:09.010
  • SO FASCINATING.
  • 00:27:09.030 --> 00:27:10.250
  • WHEN PEOPLE SAY HE'S NOT A CHRISTIAN, WASN'T A
  • 00:27:10.270 --> 00:27:12.190
  • BELIEVER IT'S SAD BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH A SLOW
  • 00:27:12.210 --> 00:27:14.010
  • PAINFUL JOURNEY FOR HIM.
  • 00:27:14.030 --> 00:27:16.080
  • LET ME TELL THE STORY VERY QUICKLY.
  • 00:27:16.100 --> 00:27:17.270
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS BORN TO A CHRISTIAN FAMILY,
  • 00:27:17.290 --> 00:27:20.050
  • BUT HIS FATHER WAS THE KIND OF MAN, AND THIS WAS
  • 00:27:20.070 --> 00:27:22.250
  • DURING THE GREAT REVIVAL CALLED THE SECOND GREAT
  • 00:27:22.270 --> 00:27:25.030
  • AWAKENING, HIS FATHER WAS THE KIND OF MAN WHO WOULD
  • 00:27:25.050 --> 00:27:27.040
  • GET WEEPY ABOUT JESUS ABOUT DINNER BUT THEN
  • 00:27:27.060 --> 00:27:29.040
  • BEAT HIS CHILDREN THE NEXT DAY.
  • 00:27:29.060 --> 00:27:30.250
  • THAT'S THE SAD ORIGINS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
  • 00:27:30.270 --> 00:27:33.020
  • SO ABRAHAM LINCOLN DISTANCED HIMSELF FROM
  • 00:27:33.040 --> 00:27:34.250
  • CHRISTIANITY, AND IN THE EARLY PHASE OF HIS ADULT
  • 00:27:34.270 --> 00:27:37.050
  • LIFE AROUND THE AGE OF 21, HE BECAME-- IN NEW
  • 00:27:37.070 --> 00:27:40.000
  • SALEM, A PLACE CALLED NEW SALEM, HE BECAME THE
  • 00:27:40.020 --> 00:27:41.250
  • VILLAGE ATHEIST.
  • 00:27:41.270 --> 00:27:43.170
  • HE ARGUED AGAINST RELIGION.
  • 00:27:43.190 --> 00:27:45.100
  • HE HAD READ PAYNE AND VOLNE AND GIBBON AND A
  • 00:27:45.120 --> 00:27:47.120
  • LOT OF THE MAIN SKEPTICS AT THAT TIME, SO HE WAS
  • 00:27:47.140 --> 00:27:49.090
  • KNOWN AS THE VILLAGE ATHEIST.
  • 00:27:49.110 --> 00:27:51.190
  • HE'S WALK AROUND WITH A BIBLE UNDER HIS ARM JUST
  • 00:27:51.210 --> 00:27:53.290
  • TO PICK FIGHTS ABOUT IT AND ARGUE WITH PEOPLE
  • 00:27:54.010 --> 00:27:56.110
  • ABOUT IT ON THE STREETS, NO QUESTION.
  • 00:27:56.130 --> 00:27:58.060
  • BUT EVENTUALLY HE WENT INTO THE
  • 00:27:58.080 --> 00:28:00.040
  • ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE.
  • 00:28:00.060 --> 00:28:01.240
  • HE MOVED TO SPRINGFIELD, AND HE BEGAN TO MEET
  • 00:28:01.260 --> 00:28:03.220
  • CHRISTIANS WHO COULD GIVE A REASON FOR THE HOPE
  • 00:28:03.240 --> 00:28:05.100
  • THAT WAS WITHIN THEM, WHO COULD ARTICULATE
  • 00:28:05.120 --> 00:28:06.290
  • CHRISTIANITY, WHO COULD EXPLAIN IT IN RATIONAL
  • 00:28:07.010 --> 00:28:09.000
  • TERMS, NOT JUST IN KIND OF EMOTIONAL,
  • 00:28:09.020 --> 00:28:10.160
  • REVIVALISTIC TERMS.
  • 00:28:10.180 --> 00:28:12.060
  • SO HE BEGAN TO CHANGE.
  • 00:28:12.080 --> 00:28:13.250
  • UNFORTUNATELY WHAT REALLY TURNED ABRAHAM LINCOLN
  • 00:28:13.270 --> 00:28:15.290
  • WERE THE DEATHS HE SUFFERED IN HIS LIFE.
  • 00:28:16.010 --> 00:28:18.120
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS A MANIC DEPRESSIVE.
  • 00:28:18.140 --> 00:28:20.270
  • THAT'S THE PHRASE WE'D USE TODAY.
  • 00:28:20.290 --> 00:28:22.250
  • HE ALMOST KILLED HIMSELF SEVERAL TIMES.
  • 00:28:22.270 --> 00:28:24.270
  • HIS FRIENDS HAD TO STAND SUICIDE WATCH.
  • 00:28:24.290 --> 00:28:27.260
  • AND SO IT WAS WHILE LINCOLN BATTLED HIS WAY
  • 00:28:27.280 --> 00:28:30.210
  • OUT OF GRIEF THAT HE CAME BACK TO HIS FAITH.
  • 00:28:30.230 --> 00:28:34.180
  • I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN REMEMBER THAT HIS MOTHER
  • 00:28:34.200 --> 00:28:36.160
  • DIED WHEN ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS ONLY NINE YEARS OLD.
  • 00:28:36.180 --> 00:28:39.070
  • HIS SISTER DIED WHEN HE WAS 16.
  • 00:28:39.090 --> 00:28:41.040
  • THE FIRST LOVE OF HIS LIFE DIED WHEN HE WAS
  • 00:28:41.060 --> 00:28:42.180
  • IN HIS EARLY 20'S.
  • 00:28:42.200 --> 00:28:44.070
  • THEN THERE WERE OTHER DEATHS IN HIS LIFE.
  • 00:28:44.090 --> 00:28:46.270
  • OF COURSE HE GOT MARRIED TO MARY TODD LINCOLN,
  • 00:28:46.290 --> 00:28:48.270
  • AS WE'VE DISCUSSED, AND HE LOST CHILDREN.
  • 00:28:48.290 --> 00:28:51.100
  • HE HAD SEVERAL SONS DIE.
  • 00:28:51.120 --> 00:28:53.140
  • AND THE GRIEF THAT HE SUFFERED OVER THAT
  • 00:28:53.160 --> 00:28:55.010
  • WAS JUST HORRIBLE.
  • 00:28:55.030 --> 00:28:56.110
  • THE MAN WHO MADE THE DIFFERENCE WAS A MAN
  • 00:28:56.130 --> 00:28:58.040
  • NAMED REVEREND SMITH.
  • 00:28:58.060 --> 00:29:00.060
  • AND REVEREND SMITH MINISTERED TO LINCOLN IN
  • 00:29:00.080 --> 00:29:02.160
  • THE MIDST OF HIS GRIEF, AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT
  • 00:29:02.180 --> 00:29:04.260
  • GIVES US THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN THAT WE HAVE WHEN
  • 00:29:04.280 --> 00:29:07.170
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN ARRIVES AT THE OVAL OFFICE.
  • 00:29:07.190 --> 00:29:09.200
  • SO WE ACTUALLY HAVE A DOCUMENT.
  • 00:29:09.220 --> 00:29:11.180
  • GO AHEAD AND TELL THEM ABOUT IT.
  • 00:29:11.200 --> 00:29:12.290
  • - THIS IS FROM REVEREND SMITH TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:29:13.010 --> 00:29:14.280
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
  • 00:29:15.000 --> 00:29:16.250
  • AND REVEREND SMITH RELATES THAT AS THE BIBLE
  • 00:29:16.270 --> 00:29:19.200
  • SOCIETY MEETING ANNUAL MEETING WAS IN TOWN, HE
  • 00:29:19.220 --> 00:29:22.010
  • WANTED ABRAHAM TO SPEAK TO THE BIBLE SOCIETY
  • 00:29:22.030 --> 00:29:25.060
  • MEETING, AND ABRAHAM SAID NO, I DON'T KNOW.
  • 00:29:25.080 --> 00:29:27.030
  • YEAH, YEAH, YOU'RE GREAT!
  • 00:29:27.050 --> 00:29:29.010
  • NO, I DON'T WANT-- YEAH, YOU'RE GREAT!
  • 00:29:29.030 --> 00:29:30.130
  • SO HE RECORDS THAT ABRAHAM LINCOLN GAVE THIS KILLER
  • 00:29:30.150 --> 00:29:33.050
  • SPEECH ON THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, AND HOW
  • 00:29:33.070 --> 00:29:34.240
  • RELEVANT THEY ARE TODAY, AND HOW TO LIVE BY
  • 00:29:34.260 --> 00:29:36.140
  • THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
  • 00:29:36.160 --> 00:29:38.100
  • SO THIS IS THE PASTOR YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:29:38.120 --> 00:29:40.190
  • THIS IS THE PASTOR THAT REALLY TOOK HIM IN A
  • 00:29:40.210 --> 00:29:43.060
  • DIFFERENT DIRECTION.
  • 00:29:43.080 --> 00:29:45.140
  • - WHEN YOU HAVE ABRAHAM LINCOLN IN THE WHITE
  • 00:29:45.160 --> 00:29:47.150
  • HOUSE, BY THAT TIME HE HAS BECOME THE VERY
  • 00:29:47.170 --> 00:29:50.180
  • RELIGIOUS, THE VERY SPIRITUAL MAN THAT WE NOW
  • 00:29:50.200 --> 00:29:52.290
  • KNOW. I WANT YOU TO ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT ABRAHAM
  • 00:29:53.010 --> 00:29:55.190
  • LINCOLN WENT THROUGH ALMOST A DECADE WHERE HE
  • 00:29:55.210 --> 00:29:57.090
  • WAS A CONFESSED ATHEIST.
  • 00:29:57.110 --> 00:29:59.130
  • THE THING THAT YOU HAVE TO LEAN TO IS THAT WHEN
  • 00:29:59.150 --> 00:30:03.080
  • YOU READ, AGAIN, AS WE WERE SPEAKING OF EARLIER,
  • 00:30:03.100 --> 00:30:05.180
  • ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS, WHEN YOU READ THE MAGNIFICENT
  • 00:30:05.200 --> 00:30:09.180
  • SECOND INAUGURAL ADDRESS, WHICH WAS GIVEN JUST A
  • 00:30:09.200 --> 00:30:12.110
  • FEW MONTHS, FEW WEEKS IN FACT BEFORE ABRAHAM
  • 00:30:12.130 --> 00:30:14.290
  • LINCOLN WAS SHOT AT FORD'S THEATER, IT'S ONE
  • 00:30:15.010 --> 00:30:18.190
  • OF THE GREAT AMERICAN POLITICAL SERMONS.
  • 00:30:18.210 --> 00:30:20.280
  • IT QUOTES SCRIPTURE.
  • 00:30:21.000 --> 00:30:22.130
  • IT REFRAMES THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR IN DIVINE
  • 00:30:22.150 --> 00:30:25.160
  • TERMS, WHAT IS GOD DOING?
  • 00:30:25.180 --> 00:30:27.090
  • LINCOLN'S COME TO THE CONCLUSION BY THE END OF
  • 00:30:27.110 --> 00:30:29.070
  • THE WAR THAT GOD HAD VISITED THE CIVIL WAR ON
  • 00:30:29.090 --> 00:30:31.140
  • THE NATION IN PUNISHMENT FOR SLAVERY AND HER OTHER
  • 00:30:31.160 --> 00:30:33.220
  • SINS. AND SO WHATEVER YOU DO WITH ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S
  • 00:30:33.240 --> 00:30:37.090
  • LIFE, AND I'M SPEAKING OF SECULAR SCHOLARS HERE,
  • 00:30:37.110 --> 00:30:39.100
  • YOU HAVE TO HONOR THE FACT THAT THIS
  • 00:30:39.120 --> 00:30:41.100
  • MAGNIFICENT SERMON QUOTING SCRIPTURE AND
  • 00:30:41.120 --> 00:30:44.080
  • INVOKING GOD'S WILL IN THE EARTH IS AT THE
  • 00:30:44.100 --> 00:30:46.070
  • END OF HIS LIFE. SO YOU HAVE TO HAVE A PROGRESSION
  • 00:30:46.090 --> 00:30:48.140
  • GETTING HIM FROM HIS ATHEISTIC PERIOD TO THIS
  • 00:30:48.160 --> 00:30:50.290
  • MAGNIFICENT TIME WHEN HE'S THIS STRONG BELIEVER
  • 00:30:51.010 --> 00:30:53.110
  • IN GOD'S PROVIDENCE.
  • 00:30:53.130 --> 00:30:54.240
  • I GET A LITTLE TICKED OFF WHEN PEOPLE GO AROUND
  • 00:30:54.260 --> 00:30:56.270
  • TALKING ABOUT HIM NOT BEING A BELIEVER, BECAUSE
  • 00:30:56.290 --> 00:30:58.280
  • IF HE WAS SITTING BACK HERE IN THIS CHAIR, HE'D
  • 00:30:59.000 --> 00:31:00.230
  • SAY, YOU KNOW, FINDING MY FAITH AGAIN TOOK A LOT OF
  • 00:31:00.250 --> 00:31:03.130
  • DARK NIGHTS OF THE SOUL, AND A LOT OF PRAYER, AND
  • 00:31:03.150 --> 00:31:06.070
  • A LOT OF FIGHTING THROUGH, AND A LOT OF
  • 00:31:06.090 --> 00:31:07.220
  • BATTLING MY OWN DARKNESS, SO DON'T TALK LIKE I
  • 00:31:07.240 --> 00:31:10.090
  • WASN'T, LIKE I HADN'T WON THAT BATTLE BECAUSE HE HAD.
  • 00:31:10.110 --> 00:31:13.050
  • - YOU CAN TAKE A QUOTE FROM EARLY ON WHEN HIS
  • 00:31:13.070 --> 00:31:14.250
  • FATHER WAS BEATING HIM AND SAY LOOK WHAT LINCOLN
  • 00:31:14.270 --> 00:31:16.240
  • SAID, OR YOU CAN TAKE A QUOTE RIGHT AT THE START
  • 00:31:16.260 --> 00:31:18.290
  • OF THE CIVIL WAR, OR YOU CAN LOOK AT ALL THE
  • 00:31:19.010 --> 00:31:21.150
  • QUOTES, IS THAT THE ONLY THING HE SAID ABOUT--
  • 00:31:21.170 --> 00:31:23.240
  • AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT EVERYTHING, AND THAT'S A
  • 00:31:23.260 --> 00:31:26.020
  • PROBLEM WE HAVE TODAY IN ACADEMIA IS WE'LL PICK
  • 00:31:26.040 --> 00:31:28.290
  • ONE QUOTE OUT OF AND SAY THAT'S THE GUY, OR WE'LL
  • 00:31:29.010 --> 00:31:31.170
  • TAKE ONE SOURCE AND SAY THAT'S-- NO.
  • 00:31:31.190 --> 00:31:34.060
  • YOU LOOK AT ALL THE SOURCES AND YOU
  • 00:31:34.080 --> 00:31:35.110
  • BALANCE IT TOGETHER.
  • 00:31:35.130 --> 00:31:36.270
  • - RIGHT. LET ME TELL YOU A STORY THAT YOU'VE PROBABLY
  • 00:31:36.290 --> 00:31:39.020
  • NEVER HEARD BEFORE ABOUT ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
  • 00:31:39.040 --> 00:31:40.190
  • I CAN DO IT VERY QUICKLY.
  • 00:31:40.210 --> 00:31:41.290
  • ON THE DAY THAT LINCOLN WAS SHOT, HE AND HIS WIFE
  • 00:31:42.010 --> 00:31:43.180
  • WENT FOR A CARRIAGE RIDE, AND THEY TALKED ABOUT
  • 00:31:43.200 --> 00:31:45.210
  • WHAT THEY WOULD DO AFTER THE WAR.
  • 00:31:45.230 --> 00:31:47.140
  • WELL, THAT NIGHT THEY'RE SITTING IN FORD'S
  • 00:31:47.160 --> 00:31:49.070
  • THEATER, AND THEY'RE STILL HAVING KIND OF A
  • 00:31:49.090 --> 00:31:51.030
  • FLIRTY LOVING CONNECTION WITH EACH OTHER.
  • 00:31:51.050 --> 00:31:53.160
  • THEY HAD BEEN ESTRANGED A LITTLE BIT DURING THE WAR
  • 00:31:53.180 --> 00:31:55.130
  • JUST BECAUSE OF PRESSURE.
  • 00:31:55.150 --> 00:31:57.040
  • AND LINCOLN TURNS TO HER AND CONTINUES THE
  • 00:31:57.060 --> 00:31:59.100
  • CONVERSATION HE HAD HAD IN THE CARRIAGE
  • 00:31:59.120 --> 00:32:01.020
  • EARLIER THAT DAY. AND HE SAYS TO HER,
  • 00:32:01.040 --> 00:32:03.140
  • AFTER THE WAR, WE WILL NOT GO BACK TO SPRINGFIELD.
  • 00:32:03.160 --> 00:32:06.010
  • WE WILL TRAVEL ABROAD SO I CAN REST.
  • 00:32:06.030 --> 00:32:09.020
  • AND HE SAYS THESE WORDS.
  • 00:32:09.040 --> 00:32:10.260
  • HE SAYS, I SHOULD SO MUCH LIKE TO GO TO THE HOLY LAND.
  • 00:32:10.280 --> 00:32:15.070
  • I SHOULD SO MUCH LIKE TO WALK IN THE
  • 00:32:15.090 --> 00:32:17.210
  • FOOTSTEPS OF THE MASTER.
  • 00:32:17.230 --> 00:32:20.090
  • AFTER THE WAR, WE SHALL GO TO JERUSALEM.
  • 00:32:20.110 --> 00:32:24.000
  • THOSE ARE THE LAST WORDS HE EVER SPEAKS IN THIS LIFE.
  • 00:32:24.020 --> 00:32:27.070
  • JOHN WILKES BOOTH'S DERINGER FIRES INTO THE BACK OF HIS
  • 00:32:27.090 --> 00:32:30.060
  • BRAIN. ABRAHAM LINCOLN NEVER SPEAKS AGAIN.
  • 00:32:30.080 --> 00:32:32.040
  • SO NOT ONLY DO YOU HAVE THE SECOND INAUGURAL
  • 00:32:32.060 --> 00:32:34.160
  • ADDRESS, THIS POWERFUL POLITICAL SERMON WEEKS
  • 00:32:34.180 --> 00:32:37.120
  • BEFORE HE DIES, BUT THE NIGHT HE DIED, AS HE
  • 00:32:37.140 --> 00:32:39.210
  • DIED, HE WAS SAYING, ESSENTIALLY, I WANT TO
  • 00:32:39.230 --> 00:32:42.120
  • WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF HIS MASTER.
  • 00:32:42.140 --> 00:32:44.070
  • AND WE GET THAT STORY-- I DIDN'T MAKE THAT UP.
  • 00:32:44.090 --> 00:32:46.090
  • THAT CAME FROM MARY TODD LINCOLN, THE ONLY PERSON
  • 00:32:46.110 --> 00:32:48.280
  • SITTING CLOSE ENOUGH TO HIM TO KNOW.
  • 00:32:49.000 --> 00:32:50.240
  • SO AGAIN, THESE ARE STORIES THAT AREN'T TOLD.
  • 00:32:50.260 --> 00:32:53.110
  • AGAIN, THESE COME FROM THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS.
  • 00:32:53.130 --> 00:32:55.110
  • AND I THINK THAT REMOVES PRETTY MUCH ANY DOUBT OF
  • 00:32:55.130 --> 00:32:57.120
  • WHERE ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS WHEN HE DIED.
  • 00:32:57.140 --> 00:32:59.020
  • - HIS JOURNEY IS SO INTERESTING.
  • 00:32:59.040 --> 00:33:00.190
  • AND ONE OF THE THINGS YOU DOCUMENT SO WELL
  • 00:33:00.210 --> 00:33:02.140
  • IN YOUR BOOK IS HIS JOURNEY OF FAITH.
  • 00:33:02.160 --> 00:33:04.130
  • BUT IN THE MIDST OF THIS JOURNEY, IT'S ALSO
  • 00:33:04.150 --> 00:33:06.000
  • AMAZING THE PEOPLE THAT IT SEEMS LIKE DIVINE
  • 00:33:06.020 --> 00:33:08.130
  • PROVIDENCE, RIGHT, THAT GOD BRINGS ALONG THE WAY,
  • 00:33:08.150 --> 00:33:10.090
  • BECAUSE ONE OF THE GUYS WE HAVE A PICTURE OF
  • 00:33:10.110 --> 00:33:11.250
  • IS JOHN QUINCY ADAMS. AND ABRAHAM LINCOLN SERVED
  • 00:33:11.270 --> 00:33:15.130
  • AS CONGRESSMAN FOR ONE TERM.
  • 00:33:15.150 --> 00:33:17.060
  • - YES.
  • 00:33:17.080 --> 00:33:18.180
  • - AND DURING HIS ONE TERM, IT'S WHILE JOHN
  • 00:33:18.200 --> 00:33:20.260
  • QUINCY ADAMS IS SERVING HIS LAST TERM.
  • 00:33:20.280 --> 00:33:23.090
  • AND JOHN QUINCY ADAMS IS THE LEADER OF THE
  • 00:33:23.110 --> 00:33:25.140
  • ANTI-SLAVERY MOVEMENT.
  • 00:33:25.160 --> 00:33:26.280
  • AND LINCOLN AT THIS POINT HAS ALREADY SAID SOME
  • 00:33:27.000 --> 00:33:28.190
  • THINGS THAT WOULD SEEMINGLY BE
  • 00:33:28.210 --> 00:33:30.030
  • ANTI-SLAVERY, BUT IT'S CERTAINLY NOT AS STRONG
  • 00:33:30.050 --> 00:33:32.100
  • AS HE WOULD BE LATER IN LIFE.
  • 00:33:32.120 --> 00:33:34.010
  • BUT WHILE HE'S IN CONGRESS, HE LISTENS TO
  • 00:33:34.030 --> 00:33:37.200
  • JOHN QUINCY ADAMS GETTING UP AND GIVING THESE
  • 00:33:37.220 --> 00:33:39.130
  • IMPASSIONED SPEECHES ABOUT THE EVILS OF
  • 00:33:39.150 --> 00:33:41.170
  • SLAVERY, AND WHAT WE SHOULD DO, AND HOW WE
  • 00:33:41.190 --> 00:33:42.280
  • SHOULD END IT. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, NO DOUBT,
  • 00:33:43.000 --> 00:33:45.130
  • HAS AN INFLUENCE ON ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
  • 00:33:45.150 --> 00:33:47.140
  • - ABRAHAM LINCOLN BECAME A PALLBEARER FOR
  • 00:33:47.160 --> 00:33:49.280
  • JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WHEN JOHN-- I MEAN OF ALL THE
  • 00:33:50.000 --> 00:33:52.060
  • FAMOUS-- HE'S A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES;
  • 00:33:52.080 --> 00:33:55.120
  • BEFORE THIS, HE'S A U.S. SENATOR,
  • 00:33:55.140 --> 00:33:57.010
  • HE'S A FOREIGN DIPLOMAT TO FIVE DIFFERENT NATIONS,
  • 00:33:57.030 --> 00:33:58.230
  • SECRETARY OF STATE, HE'S ENDED WARS.
  • 00:33:58.250 --> 00:34:01.150
  • HE CAN GET ANYBODY IN THE WORLD TO BE HIS
  • 00:34:01.170 --> 00:34:03.050
  • PALLBEARER, AND THIS YOUNG FRESHMAN KID,
  • 00:34:03.070 --> 00:34:05.190
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN, THAT NOBODY EVEN KNOWS ABOUT
  • 00:34:05.210 --> 00:34:07.290
  • IS THE PALLBEARER BECAUSE THE CONNECTION THAT'S
  • 00:34:08.010 --> 00:34:10.120
  • ALREADY BEEN FORMED THERE.
  • 00:34:10.140 --> 00:34:11.280
  • - OVER ANTI-SLAVERY SENTIMENT.
  • 00:34:12.000 --> 00:34:13.250
  • - BUT AGAIN, IT'S THE FAITH OF THESE GUYS
  • 00:34:13.270 --> 00:34:15.200
  • MOTIVATED THEM TO DO WHAT THEY DO.
  • 00:34:15.220 --> 00:34:18.000
  • YOU SEE, THEN ABRAHAM LINCOLN IS INFLUENCED BY
  • 00:34:18.020 --> 00:34:20.210
  • THESE GUYS OF FAITH TO DO WHAT HE DOES.
  • 00:34:20.230 --> 00:34:23.110
  • IT'S AMAZING WHEN YOU SEE THE BIG PICTURE
  • 00:34:23.130 --> 00:34:25.120
  • FULL STORY HOW GOD REALLY KIND OF
  • 00:34:25.140 --> 00:34:27.240
  • WEAVED THINGS TOGETHER.
  • 00:34:27.260 --> 00:34:29.130
  • - LET'S TAKE ANOTHER ONE BECAUSE LINCOLN, IN THE
  • 00:34:29.150 --> 00:34:31.130
  • MIDDLE OF THE CIVIL WAR, I MEAN HE'S GOT MILITARY
  • 00:34:31.150 --> 00:34:34.050
  • PROBLEMS. MC CLELLAN'S A BIG PAIN. HE HAS TO GET
  • 00:34:34.070 --> 00:34:36.110
  • RID OF MC CLELLAN AND GET U.S. GRANT IN THERE.
  • 00:34:36.130 --> 00:34:38.150
  • HE'S ALSO GOT A LOT OF POLITICAL
  • 00:34:38.170 --> 00:34:40.000
  • PROBLEMS IN CONGRESS.
  • 00:34:40.020 --> 00:34:41.130
  • SO HE REACHES IN TO ONE OF HIS MAJOR GENERALS,
  • 00:34:41.150 --> 00:34:44.050
  • WHICH IS THAT GUY RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:34:44.070 --> 00:34:45.270
  • JAMES A. GARFIELD WAS A HERO, A WAR HERO.
  • 00:34:45.290 --> 00:34:49.210
  • AND LINCOLN, IN THE MIDDLE OF CIVIL WAR,
  • 00:34:49.230 --> 00:34:52.050
  • SAYS HELP BACK HERE IN CONGRESS.
  • 00:34:52.070 --> 00:34:53.270
  • SO THIS MAN COMES BACK TO CONGRESS, HELPS.
  • 00:34:53.290 --> 00:34:56.140
  • HE THEN IS KEY IN PASSING THE FIRST 23 CIVIL RIGHTS
  • 00:34:56.160 --> 00:35:00.110
  • LAWS IN AMERICA BECAUSE WE DO END UP ABOLISHING
  • 00:35:00.130 --> 00:35:02.230
  • SLAVERY, LINCOLN, THE 13TH AMENDMENT, THEN 23 LAWS
  • 00:35:02.250 --> 00:35:05.140
  • GET PASSED, ALL SORTS OF EQUALITY, SO HE'S A KEY
  • 00:35:05.160 --> 00:35:09.160
  • GUY. AND HE ACTUALLY HELPS FOUND ONE OF THE FIRST
  • 00:35:09.180 --> 00:35:11.100
  • BLACK UNIVERSITIES IN AMERICA.
  • 00:35:11.120 --> 00:35:13.000
  • BUT IT'S INTERESTING THAT THIS GUY, BEFORE HE WAS A
  • 00:35:13.020 --> 00:35:16.080
  • MILITARY OFFICER, WAS A PREACHER OF THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:35:16.100 --> 00:35:19.120
  • YOU'VE GOT AN INTERESTING LETTER THERE, TIM.
  • 00:35:19.140 --> 00:35:21.130
  • - YEAH, SO THIS IS A LETTER FROM GARFIELD, AND
  • 00:35:21.150 --> 00:35:23.220
  • IN THIS LETTER, HE'S RECOUNTING THAT HE HAD
  • 00:35:23.240 --> 00:35:25.110
  • JUST FINISHED PREACHING AT A REVIVAL SERVICE.
  • 00:35:25.130 --> 00:35:27.150
  • AND WHAT HE SAYS IN THIS LETTER IS THAT HE HAD
  • 00:35:27.170 --> 00:35:29.260
  • PREACHED 19 DISCOURSES.
  • 00:35:29.280 --> 00:35:31.290
  • - SO 19 SERMONS. - SO 19 SERMONS.
  • 00:35:32.010 --> 00:35:34.000
  • HE SAYS THERE WERE 34 ADDITIONS, MEANING
  • 00:35:34.020 --> 00:35:36.080
  • 34 PEOPLE GOT SAVED.
  • 00:35:36.100 --> 00:35:38.000
  • HE SAYS, AND I BAPTIZED 31 OF THEM BY EMERSION.
  • 00:35:38.020 --> 00:35:41.070
  • SO YOU HAVE A GUY WHO, MILITARY OFFICER, RIGHT,
  • 00:35:41.090 --> 00:35:45.060
  • GONNA GO ON AND BE A PRESIDENT, WHO IS ALSO A
  • 00:35:45.080 --> 00:35:47.140
  • PREACHER, WHO'S LEADING PEOPLE TO CHRIST,
  • 00:35:47.160 --> 00:35:49.140
  • BAPTIZING THEM.
  • 00:35:49.160 --> 00:35:51.150
  • I DON'T KNOW MANY PRESIDENTS THAT HAVE DONE
  • 00:35:51.170 --> 00:35:53.240
  • BAPTISMAL SERVICES, BUT CERTAINLY AGAIN, AS WE'RE
  • 00:35:53.260 --> 00:35:56.150
  • TALKING ABOUT THE FAITH OF OUR NATION, RIGHT, OUR
  • 00:35:56.170 --> 00:35:58.140
  • HERITAGE, OUR HIDDEN HISTORY, IT REALLY IS
  • 00:35:58.160 --> 00:36:00.210
  • AMAZING THE CHRISTIAN HERITAGE IS THERE.
  • 00:36:00.230 --> 00:36:02.170
  • - SO YOU LOOK ACROSS THIS ERA, THE SECOND MYTH
  • 00:36:02.190 --> 00:36:05.200
  • IS THAT ABRAHAM LINCOLN IS PRO-SLAVERY, THEREFORE
  • 00:36:05.220 --> 00:36:08.080
  • LET'S PROTEST AND TEAR DOWN STATUTE EVERYWHERE.
  • 00:36:08.100 --> 00:36:10.100
  • WRONG. DEAD WRONG.
  • 00:36:10.120 --> 00:36:12.010
  • NOT ONLY IS HE ANTI-SLAVERY, HE'S A BIG
  • 00:36:12.030 --> 00:36:14.150
  • GOD GUY AS HE GROWS THROUGH LIFE, AS WAS
  • 00:36:14.170 --> 00:36:17.060
  • JOHN QUINCY ADAMS AND WAS JAMES A. GARFIELD.
  • 00:36:17.080 --> 00:36:19.260
  • - SURE. THERE'S ANOTHER ASPECT WE DON'T GET EITHER,
  • 00:36:19.280 --> 00:36:21.250
  • AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I MENTION THIS TO YOU
  • 00:36:21.270 --> 00:36:23.090
  • GUYS TO INSPIRE YOU, AND THAT IS HOW BRILLIANT
  • 00:36:23.110 --> 00:36:24.240
  • THESE PEOPLE WERE.
  • 00:36:24.260 --> 00:36:26.020
  • THIS GENTLEMAN, JAMES GARFIELD, HE ACTUALLY
  • 00:36:26.040 --> 00:36:28.000
  • DEVELOPED, IN ADDITION TO BEING A GENERAL, AND A
  • 00:36:28.020 --> 00:36:29.290
  • PREACHER, AND A PRESIDENT, AND SO ON,
  • 00:36:30.010 --> 00:36:31.230
  • HE ACTUALLY DEVELOPED A PROOF FOR THE
  • 00:36:31.250 --> 00:36:34.040
  • PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM.
  • 00:36:34.060 --> 00:36:36.140
  • NOW THAT'S ONE OF THE GREAT MATHEMATICAL
  • 00:36:36.160 --> 00:36:38.130
  • QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE SINCE THE ANCIENT GREEK
  • 00:36:38.150 --> 00:36:40.060
  • WORLD. HE DEVELOPED AN ADDITIONAL PROOF FOR IT
  • 00:36:40.080 --> 00:36:43.010
  • TO WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE.
  • 00:36:43.030 --> 00:36:45.180
  • THAT WAS IN HIS SPARE TIME.
  • 00:36:45.200 --> 00:36:47.030
  • BY THE WAY, HE WAS COMPLETELY SELF-EDUCATED.
  • 00:36:47.050 --> 00:36:48.230
  • THIS WAS NOT A MAN WHO WENT TO HARVARD.
  • 00:36:48.250 --> 00:36:50.110
  • - HE GREW UP IN A LOG CABIN. HE'S THE LAST
  • 00:36:50.130 --> 00:36:52.120
  • AMERICAN PRESIDENT BORN IN A LOG CABIN.
  • 00:36:52.140 --> 00:36:54.050
  • - EXACTLY. BUT HE'S STUDYING SO AGGRESSIVELY BECAUSE
  • 00:36:54.070 --> 00:36:56.010
  • HE WANTS TO SERVE GOD WITH HIS INTELLECT THAT HE'S
  • 00:36:56.030 --> 00:36:58.050
  • ACTUALLY CONFIRMING GREEK THEORIES OF MATHEMATICS.
  • 00:36:58.070 --> 00:37:01.140
  • SO I WANT YOU TO BE AWARE THAT IF YOU HEAR THESE
  • 00:37:01.160 --> 00:37:03.070
  • GUYS WERE BORN IN LOG CABINS, OR YOU HEAR THAT
  • 00:37:03.090 --> 00:37:05.070
  • THEY WERE SELF-EDUCATED, DON'T PUT THAT DOWN.
  • 00:37:05.090 --> 00:37:07.240
  • THEY WERE BRILLIANT PEOPLE. LINCOLN INCLUDED.
  • 00:37:07.260 --> 00:37:09.270
  • AND THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THESE TWO
  • 00:37:09.290 --> 00:37:11.180
  • ARE PRETTY STUNNING.
  • 00:37:11.200 --> 00:37:13.030
  • - SO WE'VE GONE THROUGH AND SEEN THAT THAT SECOND
  • 00:37:13.050 --> 00:37:15.120
  • PREMISE OUT THERE THAT LINCOLN IS PRO-SLAVERY
  • 00:37:15.140 --> 00:37:17.220
  • IS NOT ACCURATE. HE WAS ANTI-SLAVERY.
  • 00:37:17.240 --> 00:37:20.030
  • AND ANY NOTION THAT, LIKE THE FOUNDING
  • 00:37:20.050 --> 00:37:22.160
  • FATHERS, THESE GUYS WERE ATHEISTS, AGNOSTICS, NOT
  • 00:37:22.180 --> 00:37:24.220
  • RELIGIOUS, "THEY'RE PRESIDENTS; THEY'VE
  • 00:37:24.240 --> 00:37:26.170
  • GOT TO BE SECULAR." NO. NOT SO. THESE GUYS
  • 00:37:26.190 --> 00:37:29.070
  • SERVED GOD WITH THEIR HEART AND THEIR MIND.
  • 00:37:29.090 --> 00:37:31.130
  • THEY WERE BRILLIANT GUYS.
  • 00:37:31.150 --> 00:37:32.290
  • SO LET'S KIND OF MOVE OUT OF THIS, AND LET'S MOVE
  • 00:37:33.010 --> 00:37:35.040
  • INTO ANOTHER BIG ERA OF AMERICAN HISTORY.
  • 00:37:35.060 --> 00:37:37.200
  • THAT'S THE WORLD WAR II ERA, BECAUSE NOW WE'RE
  • 00:37:37.220 --> 00:37:40.130
  • INTO MODERN ERA WHERE WE REALLY THINK GOVERNMENT
  • 00:37:40.150 --> 00:37:42.080
  • IS SUPPOSED TO BE SECULAR.
  • 00:37:42.100 --> 00:37:43.140
  • THAT'S CERTAINLY WHAT WE HEAR TODAY.
  • 00:37:43.160 --> 00:37:45.000
  • AND WE LOOK BACK TO WORLD WAR II AND THAT'S KIND OF
  • 00:37:45.020 --> 00:37:46.270
  • SECULAR AS WE LOOK AT IT.
  • 00:37:46.290 --> 00:37:49.020
  • BUT THAT'S NOT REALLY THE WAY AMERICAN HISTORY
  • 00:37:49.040 --> 00:37:50.220
  • WORKS. SO LET'S GO TO A DIFFERENT PART OF THE STUDIO.
  • 00:37:50.240 --> 00:37:52.130
  • - LET'S DO IT.
  • 00:37:52.150 --> 00:37:53.240
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:37:53.260 --> 00:37:59.060
  • - OKAY, WE'VE COVERED SOME IN THE AMERICAN
  • 00:37:59.080 --> 00:38:01.080
  • FOUNDING, THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, WE WENT OVER
  • 00:38:01.100 --> 00:38:02.230
  • TO THE CIVIL WAR AND LOOKED AT A LOT OF THAT
  • 00:38:02.250 --> 00:38:04.220
  • ERA. WE COME MORE TO CONTEMPORARY AMERICA, AND
  • 00:38:04.240 --> 00:38:07.270
  • BASED ON THE EXPERIENCES WE HAVE, BASED ON SO MUCH
  • 00:38:07.290 --> 00:38:10.170
  • OF WHAT WE SEE IN EDUCATION, WE TEACH NOT
  • 00:38:10.190 --> 00:38:12.020
  • THE FAITH OF THESE GUYS.
  • 00:38:12.040 --> 00:38:14.120
  • WE'VE COME TO BELIEVE THAT GOVERNMENT REALLY IS
  • 00:38:14.140 --> 00:38:16.120
  • SUPPOSED TO BE A SECULAR KIND OF A PLACE.
  • 00:38:16.140 --> 00:38:18.220
  • YOU DON'T WANT KIDS SAYING GOD AT GRADUATION
  • 00:38:18.240 --> 00:38:20.110
  • OR TO BE SEEN IN PUBLIC, SO WE SQUELCH FAITH
  • 00:38:20.130 --> 00:38:23.050
  • EVERYWHERE, AND WE ASSUME THAT GOVERNMENT IS
  • 00:38:23.070 --> 00:38:26.000
  • TO BE SOMETHING SECULAR.
  • 00:38:26.020 --> 00:38:27.180
  • BUT LET ME TAKE US BACK A LITTLE BIT.
  • 00:38:27.200 --> 00:38:29.120
  • WE HAVE THESE PRESIDENTS BEHIND US.
  • 00:38:29.140 --> 00:38:31.200
  • YOU HAVE FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT, YOU HAVE
  • 00:38:31.220 --> 00:38:33.200
  • HARRY TRUMAN, YOU HAVE EISENHOWER,
  • 00:38:33.220 --> 00:38:35.140
  • DWIGHT EISENHOWER.
  • 00:38:35.160 --> 00:38:37.120
  • THESE THREE WERE ALL INVOLVED IN REALLY
  • 00:38:37.140 --> 00:38:40.190
  • KIND OF A SAVED THE WORLD, WORLD WAR II.
  • 00:38:40.210 --> 00:38:43.160
  • AND AS YOU LOOK AT THESE GUYS, I WANT TO TAKE YOU
  • 00:38:43.180 --> 00:38:45.020
  • THROUGH A FEW THINGS OF WORLD WAR II BECAUSE YOU
  • 00:38:45.040 --> 00:38:47.180
  • START WITH PEARL HARBOR.
  • 00:38:47.200 --> 00:38:49.220
  • DECEMBER THE 7TH 1941.
  • 00:38:49.240 --> 00:38:52.240
  • NOBODY EXPECTS IT, AND WE GET WHACKED WITH A
  • 00:38:52.260 --> 00:38:55.210
  • SURPRISE ATTACK, KILLS 3.000 AMERICANS.
  • 00:38:55.230 --> 00:38:57.250
  • EVERYONE IS SHOCKED.
  • 00:38:57.270 --> 00:38:59.230
  • THERE WAS NO WARNINGS.
  • 00:38:59.250 --> 00:39:01.190
  • MATTER OF FACT, THE DIPLOMATS, JAPANESE
  • 00:39:01.210 --> 00:39:03.110
  • DIPLOMATS IN DC WERE SUPPOSED TO BE ANNOUNCING
  • 00:39:03.130 --> 00:39:05.060
  • THIS BEFORE THE ATTACK HAPPENED; IT DIDN'T
  • 00:39:05.080 --> 00:39:06.290
  • HAPPEN, SO IT WAS A TREACHEROUS ATTACK, AS
  • 00:39:07.010 --> 00:39:09.090
  • PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT CALLED IT "A DAY THAT
  • 00:39:09.110 --> 00:39:11.180
  • WILL LIVE IN INFAMY."
  • 00:39:11.200 --> 00:39:13.120
  • WELL, FROM THAT POINT, YOU GO OVER THE NEXT FOUR
  • 00:39:13.140 --> 00:39:17.040
  • DAYS, THERE ARE SIX DECLARATIONS OF WAR
  • 00:39:17.060 --> 00:39:19.210
  • BECAUSE WE DECLARE WAR ON JAPAN; JAPAN DECLARES WAR
  • 00:39:19.230 --> 00:39:22.040
  • ON US; AND HITLER SAYS, WELL, IF YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:39:22.060 --> 00:39:24.030
  • AFTER MY FRIEND TOJO, I'M GOING AFTER YOU GUYS.
  • 00:39:24.050 --> 00:39:26.090
  • AND WE SAY, ALL RIGHT, WE'RE GOING AFTER HITLER.
  • 00:39:26.110 --> 00:39:27.240
  • AND THEN MUSSOLINI SAYS IF YOU'RE GOING AFTER MY
  • 00:39:27.260 --> 00:39:29.280
  • FRIENDS TOJO AND HITLER, I'M GOING AFTER YOU.
  • 00:39:30.000 --> 00:39:32.060
  • ALL RIGHT, WE'LL GO AFTER YOU.
  • 00:39:32.080 --> 00:39:33.200
  • SO IN FOUR DAYS, SIX DECLARATIONS OF WAR.
  • 00:39:33.220 --> 00:39:35.200
  • AND THEN THREE WEEKS LATER, PRESIDENT
  • 00:39:35.220 --> 00:39:38.050
  • ROOSEVELT HAS TO GIVE THE STATE OF THE UNION
  • 00:39:38.070 --> 00:39:40.170
  • ADDRESS. AND SO AMERICA IS NOW AT A TIME OF WAR,
  • 00:39:40.190 --> 00:39:44.020
  • STILL A LOT OF SHOCK WITH WHAT'S HAPPENED.
  • 00:39:44.040 --> 00:39:46.000
  • WE'VE NOT RECOVERED ANYWHERE CLOSE AT PEARL
  • 00:39:46.020 --> 00:39:47.150
  • HARBOR ALL THE DEATHS.
  • 00:39:47.170 --> 00:39:49.120
  • AND I WANT YOU TO HEAR WHAT THE PRESIDENT TELLS
  • 00:39:49.140 --> 00:39:51.270
  • THE NATION ON HIS TELEVISED STATE OF THE
  • 00:39:51.290 --> 00:39:54.280
  • UNION ADDRESS. LISTEN TO THIS.
  • 00:39:55.000 --> 00:39:57.140
  • - PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT: THE WORLD IS TOO SMALL
  • 00:39:58.040 --> 00:40:00.140
  • TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE LIVING ROOM FOR BOTH
  • 00:40:00.160 --> 00:40:04.050
  • HITLER AND GOD.
  • 00:40:04.070 --> 00:40:07.100
  • IN PROOF OF THAT, THE NAZIS HAVE NOW ANNOUNCED THEIR PLAN
  • 00:40:07.120 --> 00:40:11.270
  • FOR ENFORCING THEIR NEW GERMAN PAGAN RELIGION ALL
  • 00:40:11.290 --> 00:40:17.020
  • OVER THE WORLD, THE PLAN BY WHICH THE HOLY BIBLE
  • 00:40:17.040 --> 00:40:21.120
  • AND THE CROSS OF MERCY WOULD BE DISPLACED BY
  • 00:40:21.140 --> 00:40:25.170
  • MEIN KAMPF AND THE SWASTIKA AND THE NAKED SWORD.
  • 00:40:25.190 --> 00:40:29.290
  • - CATCH THAT CONTRAST.
  • 00:40:30.010 --> 00:40:31.290
  • HITLER VERSUS GOD, AND HITLER HAS A PAGAN
  • 00:40:32.010 --> 00:40:36.000
  • RELIGION, AND HE WANTS MEIN KAMPF TO REPLACE THE
  • 00:40:36.020 --> 00:40:39.120
  • BIBLE, AND HE WANTS THE SWASTIKA AND THE NAKED
  • 00:40:39.140 --> 00:40:42.230
  • SWORD TO REPLACE THE CROSS OF MERCY.
  • 00:40:42.250 --> 00:40:45.120
  • NOW, INTERESTINGLY, THIS IS AN ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION
  • 00:40:45.140 --> 00:40:49.040
  • OF MEIN KAMPF SIGNED BY HITLER.
  • 00:40:49.060 --> 00:40:51.170
  • SO THIS IS ESSENTIALLY HIS BIBLE FOR HIS PAGAN
  • 00:40:51.190 --> 00:40:54.110
  • RELIGION, AND HERE PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT-- AND
  • 00:40:54.130 --> 00:40:57.190
  • NO ONE THINKS OF HIM AS A CHRISTIAN TODAY.
  • 00:40:57.210 --> 00:40:59.130
  • OF COURSE, HE WAS.
  • 00:40:59.150 --> 00:41:01.010
  • BUT NO ONE THINKS THAT WAY.
  • 00:41:01.030 --> 00:41:02.160
  • AND HE'S TALKING TO THE NATION, MAKING THIS A
  • 00:41:02.180 --> 00:41:04.190
  • CLEAR SPIRITUAL CONFLICT, AND AS A RESULT OF WHAT
  • 00:41:04.210 --> 00:41:08.070
  • HE SAID IN THAT SPEECH, WE CAME OUT WITH A
  • 00:41:08.090 --> 00:41:10.120
  • GOVERNMENT PRINTING THIS POSTER RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:41:10.140 --> 00:41:12.130
  • THIS IS PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT.
  • 00:41:12.150 --> 00:41:14.010
  • IT SAYS "THIS IS THE ENEMY", AND YOU SEE THE
  • 00:41:14.030 --> 00:41:17.230
  • NAZI SWASTIKA, THE NAKED SWORD STABBING THE BIBLE.
  • 00:41:17.250 --> 00:41:22.000
  • IT SAYS AT THE BOTTOM, PRINTED U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING
  • 00:41:22.020 --> 00:41:25.020
  • OFFICE. LOOK AT THE CONTRAST. WE'RE SAYING, THE U.S.
  • 00:41:25.040 --> 00:41:27.070
  • GOVERNMENT IS PRINTING POSTERS THAT SAY GUYS,
  • 00:41:27.090 --> 00:41:29.210
  • ANYTHING THAT ATTACKS THE BIBLE IS THE ENEMY.
  • 00:41:29.230 --> 00:41:32.250
  • - YOU HAVE A LOT OF THESE RELIGIOUS POSTERS THAT
  • 00:41:32.270 --> 00:41:35.200
  • ALL CAME FROM THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING
  • 00:41:35.220 --> 00:41:38.020
  • OFFICE, SO WE WEREN'T AFRAID TO INDICATE THAT
  • 00:41:38.040 --> 00:41:40.250
  • WE BELIEVED IN FAITH AND RELIGION.
  • 00:41:40.270 --> 00:41:42.240
  • - WELL, THIS IS A VERY VERY IMPORTANT POINT.
  • 00:41:42.260 --> 00:41:44.160
  • IN THE SAME WAY THAT WE HAVE TO GO BACK AND
  • 00:41:44.180 --> 00:41:46.050
  • REALIZE THAT OUR AMERICAN REVOLUTION WAS VIEWED BY
  • 00:41:46.070 --> 00:41:48.140
  • THE MINUTE MEN AND BY THE PATRIOTS AS BEING A
  • 00:41:48.160 --> 00:41:51.130
  • SPIRITUAL WAR, A WAR ABOUT RELIGIOUS ISSUES,
  • 00:41:51.150 --> 00:41:53.180
  • AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT ANOTHER TIME.
  • 00:41:53.200 --> 00:41:55.070
  • WORLD WAR II IS WITHOUT QUESTION VIEWED BY THE
  • 00:41:55.090 --> 00:41:57.100
  • LEADERS AND BY THE PEOPLE AS A CONFLICT OF
  • 00:41:57.120 --> 00:41:59.240
  • RELIGIONS. NOT ONLY DID FDR SAY LOOK, THIS IS PAGANISM.
  • 00:41:59.260 --> 00:42:03.270
  • THE WORLD'S NOT BIG ENOUGH FOR BOTH A
  • 00:42:03.290 --> 00:42:05.250
  • CHRISTIAN VISION AND PAGANISM AS HITLER
  • 00:42:05.270 --> 00:42:07.190
  • EXEMPLIFIES IT.
  • 00:42:07.210 --> 00:42:09.080
  • WINSTON CHURCHILL PICKED UP THIS LANGUAGE.
  • 00:42:09.100 --> 00:42:11.040
  • HE TALKED ABOUT NAZISM BEING DARK AS PAGANISM, AND
  • 00:42:11.060 --> 00:42:14.190
  • HE WOULD TALK ABOUT HOW THE CHRISTIAN NATIONS
  • 00:42:14.210 --> 00:42:17.130
  • NEED TO RALLY TO DEFEAT THIS PAGANISM.
  • 00:42:17.150 --> 00:42:19.220
  • THIS WASN'T BACK 500 YEARS AGO.
  • 00:42:19.240 --> 00:42:21.230
  • THIS WAS 1939, 1940, 1941, SO THAT'S HOW THEY
  • 00:42:21.250 --> 00:42:26.090
  • THOUGHT. YOU DON'T HEAR THAT VERY MUCH.
  • 00:42:26.110 --> 00:42:27.210
  • YOU DON'T SEE IT IN THE TEXT BOOKS, BUT THE FACT
  • 00:42:27.230 --> 00:42:29.160
  • IS THEY SAW THIS AS A WAR BETWEEN RANK, RACIST
  • 00:42:29.180 --> 00:42:33.020
  • PAGANISM AND THE CHRISTIAN NATIONS.
  • 00:42:33.040 --> 00:42:35.250
  • IT CHANGES OUR UNDERSTANDING OF WORLD WAR II.
  • 00:42:35.270 --> 00:42:37.210
  • - AND IT'S INTERESTING THAT WHAT HAPPENED WAS
  • 00:42:37.230 --> 00:42:39.230
  • THEY WOULD-- IF YOU WENT IN THE ARMY, THEY GAVE
  • 00:42:39.250 --> 00:42:41.240
  • YOU A LITTLE BOOK SAYING THIS IS THE ARMY, AND IT
  • 00:42:41.260 --> 00:42:43.200
  • WENT THROUGH ALL THE GUIDELINES.
  • 00:42:43.220 --> 00:42:44.290
  • HERE'S HOW YOU GET YOUR CHECKS SENT HOME, HERE'S
  • 00:42:45.010 --> 00:42:46.210
  • WHAT YOU EXPECT. YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH BOOT
  • 00:42:46.230 --> 00:42:48.190
  • CAMP AND LEARN STUFF.
  • 00:42:48.210 --> 00:42:50.080
  • BUT THEY ALSO GAVE EVERY AMERICAN RECRUIT ONE OF
  • 00:42:50.100 --> 00:42:53.230
  • THESE. NOW THESE ARE ALL BIBLES, AND THEY'RE
  • 00:42:53.250 --> 00:42:55.250
  • A LITTLE DIFFERENT.
  • 00:42:55.270 --> 00:42:57.040
  • THIS ONE IS CALLED THE HEART SHIELD BIBLE.
  • 00:42:57.060 --> 00:43:00.270
  • IF YOU CAN HEAR THE SOUND OF THAT, IT'S A STEEL
  • 00:43:00.290 --> 00:43:03.050
  • PLATE ON THE FRONT OF IT.
  • 00:43:03.070 --> 00:43:04.150
  • IT SAYS MAY THIS KEEP YOU FROM HARM.
  • 00:43:04.170 --> 00:43:06.110
  • IT'S A BIBLE. RECRUITS GOT THAT.
  • 00:43:06.130 --> 00:43:07.290
  • THEY KEPT IT IN THEIR BREAST POCKET RIGHT HERE
  • 00:43:08.010 --> 00:43:09.140
  • OVER THEIR HEART.
  • 00:43:09.160 --> 00:43:11.040
  • I HAVE TALKED TO GUYS IN WORLD WAR II THAT
  • 00:43:11.060 --> 00:43:13.200
  • BULLETS HIT THAT, DID NOT PENETRATE THE STEEL,
  • 00:43:13.220 --> 00:43:15.250
  • SAVED THEIR LIFE.
  • 00:43:15.270 --> 00:43:17.050
  • ONE GUY TOLD ME ACTUALLY THE BULLET CAME PARTWAY
  • 00:43:17.070 --> 00:43:19.040
  • OUT THE BACK, SO IT HIT HIS CHEST AND BRUISED
  • 00:43:19.060 --> 00:43:21.030
  • HIM, BUT IT DIDN'T GO THROUGH THE BIBLE.
  • 00:43:21.050 --> 00:43:23.030
  • SO IT LITERALLY SAVED THE LIVES.
  • 00:43:23.050 --> 00:43:24.200
  • AND IT'S INTERESTING IN THE INSIDE OF THESE
  • 00:43:24.220 --> 00:43:26.080
  • BIBLES, LIKE HERE'S ONE, YOU OPEN IT UP, AND ON
  • 00:43:26.100 --> 00:43:29.100
  • THE INSIDE IT HAS THE AMERICAN FLAG, AND IT HAS
  • 00:43:29.120 --> 00:43:33.150
  • A LETTER FROM FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT SAYING GUYS,
  • 00:43:33.170 --> 00:43:36.070
  • READ THE BIBLE. WE'RE AT WAR.
  • 00:43:36.090 --> 00:43:39.060
  • GET INTO GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:43:39.080 --> 00:43:41.070
  • THIS IS WHAT THEY GAVE AT THE ARMY.
  • 00:43:41.090 --> 00:43:42.270
  • AND HERE IS WHAT THEY GAVE TO THE NAVY.
  • 00:43:42.290 --> 00:43:45.110
  • AND THE NAVY, YOU OPEN IT UP, AND IT'S GOT FDR'S
  • 00:43:45.130 --> 00:43:47.150
  • LETTER IN THERE, BUT THE DIFFERENCE IS IT HAS A
  • 00:43:47.170 --> 00:43:50.160
  • CHRISTIAN FLAG FLYING HIGHER THAN
  • 00:43:50.180 --> 00:43:52.230
  • THE AMERICAN FLAG.
  • 00:43:52.250 --> 00:43:55.020
  • NOW, IF YOU SHOWED THAT TO AMERICA, THEY'D SAY
  • 00:43:55.040 --> 00:43:57.180
  • WHOA, YOU CAN'T DO THAT!
  • 00:43:57.200 --> 00:43:59.030
  • - IT SEEMS TO VIOLATE FLAG CODE, RIGHT?
  • 00:43:59.050 --> 00:44:00.180
  • NOTHING FLIES HIGHER THAN THE AMERICAN FLAG.
  • 00:44:00.200 --> 00:44:03.020
  • - WELL, INTERESTINGLY, LOOK AT THIS FOOTAGE
  • 00:44:03.040 --> 00:44:05.040
  • FROM WORLD WAR II. OH, LOOK THERE.
  • 00:44:05.060 --> 00:44:07.170
  • THE CHRISTIAN FLAG IS FLYING HIGHER THAN THE
  • 00:44:07.190 --> 00:44:09.040
  • AMERICAN FLAG. IN THE FLAG CODE, U.S. NAVY,
  • 00:44:09.060 --> 00:44:12.060
  • WHEN YOU HAVE THE CALL FOR DIVINE SERVICE,
  • 00:44:12.080 --> 00:44:14.270
  • GOD GOES ABOVE COUNTRY, AND THAT'S STILL IN THE
  • 00:44:14.290 --> 00:44:17.250
  • FLAG CODE TO THIS DAY.
  • 00:44:17.270 --> 00:44:20.200
  • SO WE DON'T RECOGNIZE THAT, BUT WE STILL
  • 00:44:20.220 --> 00:44:23.080
  • ACKNOWLEDGE THAT GOD GOES ABOVE COUNTRY, AND WE
  • 00:44:23.100 --> 00:44:25.200
  • THINK WELL GOVERNMENT'S SUPPOSED TO BE SECULAR.
  • 00:44:25.220 --> 00:44:27.180
  • WELL, AS WE GET ALL THESE RECRUITS COMING IN AND
  • 00:44:27.200 --> 00:44:29.280
  • OUT, WE'RE GEARING UP FOR WAR, AND WE'RE TURNING
  • 00:44:30.000 --> 00:44:32.170
  • OUT BOMBERS, WE'RE TURNING OUT LIBERTY
  • 00:44:32.190 --> 00:44:34.050
  • SHIPS, AND WE'RE REALLY GETTING THINGS GOING.
  • 00:44:34.070 --> 00:44:37.030
  • NOW WE RECOGNIZE AT SOME POINT WE'VE GOT TO
  • 00:44:37.050 --> 00:44:39.000
  • INVADE EUROPE, AND WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO PUSH HITLER
  • 00:44:39.020 --> 00:44:42.020
  • BACK INTO GERMANY.
  • 00:44:42.040 --> 00:44:44.100
  • NOW, THE ONLY LOGICAL INVASION POINT IS TO GO
  • 00:44:44.120 --> 00:44:47.120
  • THOSE 23 MILES ACROSS THE ENGLISH CHANNEL,
  • 00:44:47.140 --> 00:44:49.080
  • LAUNCH THE SHIPS.
  • 00:44:49.110 --> 00:44:50.260
  • SO THE GERMANS KNOW THAT THAT'S WHERE WE'RE
  • 00:44:50.280 --> 00:44:52.240
  • COMING, WHAT WE CALL D-DAY.
  • 00:44:52.260 --> 00:44:55.010
  • SO WHEN D-DAY IS LAUNCHED, AND WE'RE NOW
  • 00:44:55.030 --> 00:44:57.210
  • PUTTING THIS MASSIVE EFFORT OF THOUSANDS OF
  • 00:44:57.230 --> 00:45:01.030
  • SHIPS AND PLANES INTO GOING AFTER HITLER, WE'RE
  • 00:45:01.050 --> 00:45:03.120
  • COMING ASHORE IN EUROPE, HE ANNOUNCES IT
  • 00:45:03.140 --> 00:45:06.060
  • TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. AND I WANT YOU TO HEAR
  • 00:45:06.080 --> 00:45:08.110
  • WHAT HE SAYS WHEN HE ANNOUNCES THIS.
  • 00:45:08.130 --> 00:45:10.260
  • - PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT: MY FELLOW AMERICANS, LAST
  • 00:45:10.280 --> 00:45:13.290
  • NIGHT, WHEN I SPOKE WITH YOU ABOUT THE FALL OF
  • 00:45:14.010 --> 00:45:17.270
  • ROME, I KNEW AT THAT MOMENT THAT TROOPS OF THE
  • 00:45:17.290 --> 00:45:23.120
  • UNITED STATES AND OUR ALLIES WERE CROSSING THE
  • 00:45:23.140 --> 00:45:26.100
  • CHANNEL IN ANOTHER AND GREATER OPERATION.
  • 00:45:26.120 --> 00:45:30.210
  • IT HAS COME TO PASS WITH SUCCESS THUS FAR.
  • 00:45:30.230 --> 00:45:36.090
  • AND SO IN THIS POIGNANT HOUR, I ASK YOU TO JOIN
  • 00:45:36.110 --> 00:45:42.210
  • WITH ME IN PRAYER.
  • 00:45:42.230 --> 00:45:47.000
  • ALMIGHTY GOD, OUR SONS, PRIDE OF OUR NATION, THIS
  • 00:45:48.230 --> 00:45:55.020
  • DAY HAVE SET UPON THE MIGHTY ENDEAVOR, A
  • 00:45:55.040 --> 00:45:58.280
  • STRUGGLE TO PRESERVE OUR REPUBLIC, OUR RELIGION,
  • 00:45:59.000 --> 00:46:03.260
  • AND OUR CIVILIZATION, AND TO SET FREE A SUFFERING
  • 00:46:03.280 --> 00:46:08.210
  • HUMANITY. LEAD THEM STRAIGHT THROUGH.
  • 00:46:08.230 --> 00:46:14.210
  • GIVE STRENGTH TO THEIR ARMS.
  • 00:46:14.230 --> 00:46:18.100
  • STEADFASTNESS IN THEIR FAITH.
  • 00:46:18.120 --> 00:46:22.190
  • - THE PRESIDENT LEADS THE NATION IN PRAYER FOR
  • 00:46:22.210 --> 00:46:25.280
  • SIX AND A HALF MINUTES FOR A LIVE MILITARY
  • 00:46:26.000 --> 00:46:28.170
  • ACTION THAT'S GOING AT THAT VERY MOMENT.
  • 00:46:28.190 --> 00:46:31.160
  • SO AS THEY'RE INVADING, THE WHOLE NATION IS
  • 00:46:31.180 --> 00:46:33.040
  • PRAYING, AND THE PRESIDENT IS THE
  • 00:46:33.060 --> 00:46:34.230
  • CHIEF PRAYER LEADER?
  • 00:46:34.250 --> 00:46:36.100
  • I THOUGHT GOVERNMENT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE SECULAR?
  • 00:46:36.120 --> 00:46:39.130
  • WELL, OUT OF THAT, IT'S INTERESTING THAT BY
  • 00:46:39.150 --> 00:46:42.080
  • CHRISTMASTIME, THAT'S WHERE WE GET INTO THE
  • 00:46:42.100 --> 00:46:43.230
  • BATTLE OF THE BULGE, THE PRESIDENTIAL CHRISTMAS
  • 00:46:43.250 --> 00:46:45.290
  • CARD FROM FDR IN 1944 IS RIGHT THERE BEHIND YOU.
  • 00:46:46.010 --> 00:46:51.060
  • YOU SEE THE PRESIDENTIAL SEAL UP TOP.
  • 00:46:51.080 --> 00:46:53.240
  • THE CHRISTMAS CARD IS THE D-DAY PRAYER.
  • 00:46:53.260 --> 00:46:56.150
  • THAT WAS THE WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS CARD IN 1944
  • 00:46:56.170 --> 00:47:00.040
  • WAS THE D-DAY PRAYER.
  • 00:47:00.060 --> 00:47:02.230
  • WELL, AS WE FINALLY GET KIND OF GERMANY BACK,
  • 00:47:02.250 --> 00:47:06.190
  • PUSHED BACK INTO THEIR OWN DOMAINS AND HITLER
  • 00:47:06.210 --> 00:47:08.180
  • IS THERE, FDR DIES.
  • 00:47:08.200 --> 00:47:11.200
  • HE'S NOT THERE FOR THE END OF THE WAR,
  • 00:47:11.220 --> 00:47:13.050
  • BUT HARRY TRUMAN IS.
  • 00:47:13.070 --> 00:47:15.040
  • AND SO HARRY TRUMAN IS ABLE TO OVERSEE THE END
  • 00:47:15.060 --> 00:47:18.000
  • OF THE WAR IN EUROPE AND FINALLY GET AN END IN JAPAN.
  • 00:47:18.020 --> 00:47:20.190
  • AND WHEN WE GOT THE WAR ENDED, LIKE IN EUROPE,
  • 00:47:20.210 --> 00:47:23.190
  • HARRY TRUMAN, WHAT'S THE RESPONSE?
  • 00:47:23.210 --> 00:47:26.190
  • IT'S RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:47:26.210 --> 00:47:28.060
  • A PROCLAMATION TO THANK GOD, SIGNED AT THE BOTTOM
  • 00:47:28.080 --> 00:47:30.120
  • BY HARRY TRUMAN.
  • 00:47:30.140 --> 00:47:32.020
  • AND SO WHEN THIS WAR CAME TO AN END IN GERMANY,
  • 00:47:32.040 --> 00:47:35.070
  • 40 MILLION LIVES LATER, IT CAME TO AN END.
  • 00:47:35.090 --> 00:47:38.210
  • WHAT'S THE RESPONSE?
  • 00:47:38.230 --> 00:47:40.040
  • TIME TO THANK GOD THAT THIS HAS COME TO AN END.
  • 00:47:40.060 --> 00:47:42.290
  • ONE OF THE THINGS FDR DID, NOW HE WAS
  • 00:47:43.010 --> 00:47:44.170
  • PRESIDENT FOR FOUR TERMS.
  • 00:47:44.190 --> 00:47:46.030
  • NOBODY'S EVER DONE THAT WHICH IS WHY THEY AMENDED
  • 00:47:46.050 --> 00:47:47.250
  • THE CONSTITUTION FOR ONLY TWO TERMS.
  • 00:47:47.270 --> 00:47:49.220
  • HE HAD FOUR TERMS, AND EVERY YEAR ON THE
  • 00:47:49.240 --> 00:47:52.060
  • ANNIVERSARY OF HIS INAUGURATION, HE WENT
  • 00:47:52.080 --> 00:47:54.270
  • BACK TO CHURCH AND HAD A RECOMMITMENT SERVICE TO
  • 00:47:54.290 --> 00:47:57.280
  • THE LORD. ONE OF THOSE LETTERS IS INVITING SOME
  • 00:47:58.000 --> 00:48:00.280
  • OF HIS GENERALS TO COME TO CHURCH WITH HIM
  • 00:48:01.000 --> 00:48:02.240
  • ON HIS RECOMMITMENT.
  • 00:48:02.260 --> 00:48:04.070
  • - IS THAT ONE INVITING THEM TO GO TO SERVICE WITH HIM?
  • 00:48:04.090 --> 00:48:06.190
  • - THAT'S RIGHT. SO WHAT THEY DID IN JANUARY EVERY YEAR
  • 00:48:06.210 --> 00:48:09.000
  • ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE INAUGURATION, THEY WENT
  • 00:48:09.020 --> 00:48:10.180
  • BACK TO CHURCH AND SAID REDEDICATING TO GOD
  • 00:48:10.200 --> 00:48:12.130
  • AGAIN, AND FOUR TERMS OF THAT.
  • 00:48:12.150 --> 00:48:14.220
  • AND THAT'S FROM HIM.
  • 00:48:14.240 --> 00:48:16.040
  • SO AS YOU GO THROUGH THOSE PRESIDENTS,
  • 00:48:16.060 --> 00:48:17.250
  • AND YOU FINALLY GET DOWN TO EISENHOWER,
  • 00:48:17.270 --> 00:48:20.020
  • EISENHOWER WAS THE GUY RUNNING D-DAY.
  • 00:48:20.040 --> 00:48:22.140
  • HE WAS THE COMMANDER IN EUROPE.
  • 00:48:22.160 --> 00:48:24.150
  • SO AS HE BECOMES PRESIDENT, AND NOW WE'RE
  • 00:48:24.170 --> 00:48:27.050
  • OUT OF WAR, IT'S A TIME OF PEACE, AND SO AS YOU
  • 00:48:27.070 --> 00:48:30.270
  • GET THROUGH WAR, YOU KIND OF MAYBE FORGET GOD A
  • 00:48:30.290 --> 00:48:33.030
  • LITTLE BIT. AND EISENHOWER SPECIFICALLY SAID THAT HE
  • 00:48:33.050 --> 00:48:37.070
  • WAS ON HIS WAY TO THE INAUGURATION, AND HE SAID
  • 00:48:37.090 --> 00:48:41.150
  • THAT HE'D BEEN TO COMMUNION THAT MORNING,
  • 00:48:41.170 --> 00:48:43.110
  • AND HE THOUGHT YOU KNOW, THE NATION'S BECOMING TOO
  • 00:48:43.130 --> 00:48:45.280
  • SECULAR. WHAT CAN I DO TO SOLVE THAT?
  • 00:48:46.000 --> 00:48:49.020
  • I'M NOT A PREACHER.
  • 00:48:49.040 --> 00:48:50.110
  • I CAN'T PREACH A SERMON.
  • 00:48:50.130 --> 00:48:51.270
  • LOOK WHAT HE DID TO SOLVE THE CONCEPT OF A SECULAR
  • 00:48:51.290 --> 00:48:55.040
  • NATION ON HIS INAUGURATION. WATCH THIS.
  • 00:48:55.060 --> 00:48:58.120
  • - PRESIDENT TRUMAN: MY FRIENDS, BEFORE I BEGIN
  • 00:48:58.140 --> 00:49:02.010
  • THE EXPRESSION OF THOSE THOUGHTS THAT I DEEM
  • 00:49:02.030 --> 00:49:05.290
  • APPROPRIATE TO THIS MOMENT, WOULD YOU PERMIT
  • 00:49:06.010 --> 00:49:10.220
  • ME THE PRIVILEGE OF UTTERING A LITTLE PRIVATE
  • 00:49:10.240 --> 00:49:14.290
  • PRAYER OF MY OWN.
  • 00:49:15.010 --> 00:49:17.070
  • AND I ASK THAT YOU BOW YOUR HEADS.
  • 00:49:17.090 --> 00:49:20.280
  • ALMIGHTY GOD, AS WE STAND HERE AT THIS MOMENT,
  • 00:49:21.000 --> 00:49:26.040
  • MY ASSOCIATES AND MY FUTURE ASSOCIATES IN THE
  • 00:49:26.060 --> 00:49:28.280
  • EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT JOIN ME IN
  • 00:49:29.000 --> 00:49:31.210
  • BESEECHING THAT THOU WILL MAKE FULL AND COMPLETE
  • 00:49:31.230 --> 00:49:35.220
  • OUR DEDICATION TO THE SERVICE OF THE PEOPLE
  • 00:49:35.240 --> 00:49:38.130
  • IN THIS THRONG
  • 00:49:38.150 --> 00:49:40.140
  • AND THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS EVERYWHERE.
  • 00:49:40.160 --> 00:49:43.170
  • GIVE US, WE PRAY, THE POWER TO DISCERN CLEARLY
  • 00:49:43.190 --> 00:49:47.160
  • RIGHT FROM WRONG, AND ALLOW ALL OUR WORDS AND
  • 00:49:47.180 --> 00:49:51.180
  • ACTIONS TO BE GOVERNED THEREBY AND BY THE LAWS
  • 00:49:51.200 --> 00:49:55.130
  • OF THIS LAND.
  • 00:49:55.150 --> 00:49:57.290
  • ESPECIALLY WE PRAY THAT OUR CONCERN SHALL BE
  • 00:49:58.010 --> 00:50:00.090
  • FOR ALL THE PEOPLE REGARDLESS OF STATION,
  • 00:50:00.110 --> 00:50:03.030
  • RACE OR CALLING.
  • 00:50:03.050 --> 00:50:05.280
  • MAY COOPERATION BE PERMITTED AND BE THE
  • 00:50:06.000 --> 00:50:08.100
  • MUTUAL AIM OF THOSE WHO UNDER THE CONCEPTS OF OUR
  • 00:50:08.120 --> 00:50:13.080
  • CONSTITUTION HOLD TO DIFFERING POLITICAL
  • 00:50:13.100 --> 00:50:16.210
  • FAITHS SO THAT ALL MAY WORK FOR THE GOOD OF OUR
  • 00:50:16.230 --> 00:50:19.250
  • BELOVED COUNTRY AND THY GLORY. AMEN.
  • 00:50:19.270 --> 00:50:25.190
  • - THAT PRAYER HE PRAYED IS ACTUALLY THIS
  • 00:50:27.050 --> 00:50:29.170
  • PRAYER RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:50:29.190 --> 00:50:31.020
  • SO THIS IS HIS ACTUAL HANDWRITTEN PRAYER THAT
  • 00:50:31.040 --> 00:50:32.260
  • AS WE JUST LISTENED, HE'S READING THIS
  • 00:50:32.280 --> 00:50:34.160
  • AT HIS INAUGURATION.
  • 00:50:34.180 --> 00:50:36.210
  • - THAT'S WHAT HE WAS HOLDING THAT DAY.
  • 00:50:36.230 --> 00:50:39.130
  • - THIS IS THE ACTUAL HANDWRITTEN PRAYER THAT
  • 00:50:39.150 --> 00:50:41.070
  • HE USED AT HIS INAUGURATION.
  • 00:50:41.090 --> 00:50:43.030
  • AGAIN, AS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THIS, KIND OF THE
  • 00:50:43.050 --> 00:50:46.080
  • MYTH IN THIS SECTION IS THAT A SECULAR GOVERNMENT
  • 00:50:46.100 --> 00:50:48.130
  • IS WHAT WE'RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE IN AMERICA.
  • 00:50:48.150 --> 00:50:50.260
  • IT'S WHAT THE FOUNDERS INTENDED, IT WORKS BEST,
  • 00:50:50.280 --> 00:50:52.160
  • WE SHOULD BE SECULAR.
  • 00:50:52.180 --> 00:50:54.070
  • WELL, THEY FOUGHT A WAR TO MAKE SURE WE WEREN'T
  • 00:50:54.090 --> 00:50:57.200
  • GONNA BE SECULAR, RIGHT?
  • 00:50:57.220 --> 00:50:59.010
  • TO MAKE SURE WE WEREN'T-- NOW THAT DOESN'T MEAN
  • 00:50:59.030 --> 00:51:00.240
  • THAT THESE GUYS WERE PERFECT IN WHAT THEY DID,
  • 00:51:00.260 --> 00:51:02.120
  • BUT THEY CERTAINLY WEREN'T SCARED OF
  • 00:51:02.140 --> 00:51:03.250
  • RELIGION AND ACTUALLY WORKED TO INCLUDE IT IN A
  • 00:51:03.270 --> 00:51:05.280
  • LOT OF WHAT THEY DID.
  • 00:51:06.000 --> 00:51:07.130
  • - WELL, YOU KNOW, WITH WHAT HE DID, HE SAID I
  • 00:51:07.150 --> 00:51:09.010
  • WAS CONCERNED THE NATION WAS BECOMING TOO SECULAR,
  • 00:51:09.030 --> 00:51:11.010
  • SO NOT ONLY DOES HE LEAD HIS OWN PRAYER, WHICH TRY
  • 00:51:11.030 --> 00:51:14.230
  • TO FIND A PRESIDENT DOING THAT, HE LEADS HIS OWN
  • 00:51:14.250 --> 00:51:17.050
  • PRAYER, HE SAYS YOU KNOW WHAT, I THINK WHAT WE
  • 00:51:17.070 --> 00:51:19.170
  • OUGHT TO DO ON THE FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY
  • 00:51:19.190 --> 00:51:21.060
  • FEBRUARY IS START THE CONGRESSIONAL PRAYER
  • 00:51:21.080 --> 00:51:23.110
  • BREAKFAST CALLED THE NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST.
  • 00:51:23.130 --> 00:51:25.140
  • THERE'S NOW ABOUT SIX TO EIGHT THOUSAND PEOPLE A
  • 00:51:25.160 --> 00:51:28.040
  • YEAR GATHER IN WASHINGTON DC ON THAT DAY.
  • 00:51:28.060 --> 00:51:30.080
  • 140 NATIONS GATHER TOGETHER TO PRAY TOGETHER.
  • 00:51:30.100 --> 00:51:34.020
  • I CANNOT TELL YOU LITERALLY HOW MANY
  • 00:51:34.040 --> 00:51:35.290
  • SENATORS THAT HAVE BEEN PART OF THAT WHO HAVE
  • 00:51:36.010 --> 00:51:38.140
  • SAID THE CIVIL WAR IN THIS COUNTRY WAS STOPPED
  • 00:51:38.160 --> 00:51:40.230
  • BECAUSE WE GOT THEIR LEADERS TO COME TO WASHINGTON
  • 00:51:40.250 --> 00:51:42.220
  • AND PRAY TOGETHER. SO EISENHOWER STARTED THAT.
  • 00:51:42.240 --> 00:51:46.020
  • EISENHOWER IS THE GUY WHO GOT "UNDER GOD" PUT IN
  • 00:51:46.040 --> 00:51:48.160
  • THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE BECAUSE WE DIDN'T
  • 00:51:48.180 --> 00:51:49.260
  • HAVE IT BEFORE THAT.
  • 00:51:49.280 --> 00:51:51.110
  • HE'S THE GUY WHO SAID WHY DON'T WE CODIFY THAT
  • 00:51:51.130 --> 00:51:54.280
  • "IN GOD WE TRUST" IS OUR NATIONAL MOTTO.
  • 00:51:55.000 --> 00:51:57.000
  • AND THEN ON TOP OF THAT HE SAID WE'VE GOTTEN
  • 00:51:57.020 --> 00:51:59.060
  • "IN GOD WE TRUST" ON THE COINS BUT NOT ON THE
  • 00:51:59.080 --> 00:52:01.200
  • PAPER. LET'S PUT IT ON THE PAPER.
  • 00:52:01.220 --> 00:52:03.120
  • EVERY PIECE OF MONEY COINED IN TREASURY, LET'S
  • 00:52:03.140 --> 00:52:06.160
  • MAKE SURE IT HAS IT.
  • 00:52:06.190 --> 00:52:08.030
  • THIS IS EISENHOWER, AND HE GOES THROUGH HIS
  • 00:52:08.050 --> 00:52:10.040
  • ADMINISTRATION DOING ALL THESE GOD THINGS TO MAKE
  • 00:52:10.060 --> 00:52:12.100
  • SURE THAT AMERICA DOESN'T BECOME SECULAR.
  • 00:52:12.120 --> 00:52:15.030
  • AND TODAY THAT'S JUST NOT THE CONCEPT WE HAVE OF
  • 00:52:15.050 --> 00:52:17.090
  • PRESIDENTS OR WHAT THEY DO.
  • 00:52:17.110 --> 00:52:18.230
  • - I WANT TO MAKE A POINT TOO BECAUSE WE'RE TALKING
  • 00:52:18.250 --> 00:52:20.280
  • ABOUT THESE MEN, THESE GREAT MEN, THEIR FAITH,
  • 00:52:21.000 --> 00:52:24.130
  • AND HOW IT SUSTAINED THEM.
  • 00:52:24.150 --> 00:52:25.280
  • AND ONE OF THE TRICKS, ONE OF THE LITTLE TRICKS
  • 00:52:26.000 --> 00:52:27.270
  • THAT ARE USED THAT'S USED WHEN IT COMES TO SORT OF
  • 00:52:27.290 --> 00:52:31.120
  • STICKING OUR FINGER IN THE EYE OF THE FAITH OF
  • 00:52:31.140 --> 00:52:34.050
  • THESE MEN, WHEN THE CRITICS WANT TO SAY THESE
  • 00:52:34.070 --> 00:52:36.200
  • GUYS WEREN'T REALLY CHRISTIANS, THEY WEREN'T
  • 00:52:36.220 --> 00:52:38.100
  • REALLY MEN OF FAITH, AND ALL THROUGHOUT HISTORY,
  • 00:52:38.120 --> 00:52:40.010
  • WHAT THEY DO IS THEY LOOK AT THE INCONSISTENCIES
  • 00:52:40.030 --> 00:52:42.130
  • THAT MIGHT BE IN THEIR PERSONAL CHARACTER.
  • 00:52:42.150 --> 00:52:45.000
  • YOU CAN ALWAYS POINT AT SOME PRESIDENT AND SAY
  • 00:52:45.020 --> 00:52:47.170
  • WELL, HE MAY HAVE SAID HE WAS A CHRISTIAN, BUT HE
  • 00:52:47.190 --> 00:52:49.050
  • DID THIS, HE DID THAT.
  • 00:52:49.070 --> 00:52:51.010
  • AND I CAN RECITE ALL OF THAT FOR YOU AND SAVE YOU
  • 00:52:51.030 --> 00:52:53.050
  • TIME. I MEAN THERE'S NO QUESTION THAT FDR HAD AN
  • 00:52:53.070 --> 00:52:55.100
  • AFFAIR WHILE IN OFFICE.
  • 00:52:55.120 --> 00:52:56.200
  • THAT'S VERY WELL DOCUMENTED.
  • 00:52:56.220 --> 00:52:58.050
  • HARRY TRUMAN USED TO CUSS LIKE A SAILOR
  • 00:52:58.070 --> 00:52:59.210
  • AND DRINK WHISKEY.
  • 00:52:59.230 --> 00:53:01.040
  • IF THAT DIMINISHES HIM AS A CHRISTIAN, THEN YOU
  • 00:53:01.060 --> 00:53:02.250
  • NEED TO CONSIDER THAT.
  • 00:53:02.270 --> 00:53:04.260
  • PRESIDENT EISENHOWER HUMOROUSLY ONCE DECLARED
  • 00:53:04.280 --> 00:53:09.290
  • A NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING AND WENT OUT
  • 00:53:10.010 --> 00:53:11.230
  • AND PLAYED GOLF. HE FORGOT WHAT THE DAY WAS.
  • 00:53:11.250 --> 00:53:13.180
  • HIS OWN DAY. SO THESE ARE FLAWS.
  • 00:53:13.200 --> 00:53:15.120
  • WE'RE ALL SINNERS. WE'RE ALL FLAWED.
  • 00:53:15.140 --> 00:53:17.290
  • DON'T ALLOW A CRITICISM OR AN EXPOSURE OF SOME
  • 00:53:18.010 --> 00:53:22.000
  • ISSUE OF INDIVIDUAL CHARACTER TO KEEP YOU
  • 00:53:22.020 --> 00:53:24.120
  • FROM RECOGNIZING WHAT THESE PEOPLE BELIEVED.
  • 00:53:24.140 --> 00:53:26.120
  • BECAUSE THEY DID BELIEVE IT, THEY DID APPLY IT TO
  • 00:53:26.140 --> 00:53:28.190
  • PUBLIC POLICY, THEY DID SEE THEIR NATION IN THOSE
  • 00:53:28.210 --> 00:53:30.230
  • TERMS. THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:53:30.250 --> 00:53:32.260
  • - RIGHT. I MEAN APART FROM JESUS, YOU'RE NOT GONNA
  • 00:53:32.280 --> 00:53:34.220
  • FIND SOMEONE WHO DOESN'T HAVE MORAL FAILING,
  • 00:53:34.240 --> 00:53:37.090
  • SO IT WOULD BE FOOLISH FOR US TO BE IN THAT
  • 00:53:37.110 --> 00:53:39.190
  • HYPOCRITICAL SENSE GOING, NOW WAIT A SECOND, THEY
  • 00:53:39.210 --> 00:53:41.290
  • HAVE FLAWS, THEREFORE-- WELL, WAIT A SECOND.
  • 00:53:42.010 --> 00:53:44.130
  • - SOME OF THEM WERE VERY FIERCE IN COURAGE IN
  • 00:53:44.150 --> 00:53:48.090
  • STANDING FOR THEIR FAITH.
  • 00:53:48.110 --> 00:53:49.240
  • FOR EXAMPLE, HARRY TRUMAN WAS A BAPTIST.
  • 00:53:49.260 --> 00:53:51.270
  • WHEN JOHN F. KENNEDY RAN FOR OFFICE,
  • 00:53:51.290 --> 00:53:54.000
  • A LOT OF BAPTISTS WERE UPSET THAT JOHN F. KENNEDY
  • 00:53:54.020 --> 00:53:55.230
  • WAS ROMAN CATHOLIC SO THEY ATTACKED HIM.
  • 00:53:55.250 --> 00:53:57.250
  • HARRY TRUMAN STOOD UP, WROTE HIS ENTIRE BAPTIST
  • 00:53:57.270 --> 00:54:00.260
  • DENOMINATION, SAID PUBLICLY THIS IS WRONG,
  • 00:54:00.280 --> 00:54:03.120
  • WE SHOULD NOT BE ATTACKING THIS MAN
  • 00:54:03.140 --> 00:54:05.140
  • BECAUSE OF HIS FAITH, EVEN THOUGH I DON'T AGREE
  • 00:54:05.160 --> 00:54:07.120
  • WITH HIM RELIGIOUSLY, I SEE HIS VIRTUE AS A MAN
  • 00:54:07.140 --> 00:54:09.250
  • RUNNING FOR OFFICE.
  • 00:54:09.270 --> 00:54:11.210
  • SO HERE'S HARRY TRUMAN TAKING A VERY UNPOPULAR
  • 00:54:11.230 --> 00:54:13.190
  • STAND WITHIN HIS OWN DENOMINATION BECAUSE HE
  • 00:54:13.210 --> 00:54:16.040
  • BELIEVES THAT HIS OWN FAITH DEMANDS IT.
  • 00:54:16.060 --> 00:54:18.140
  • - BUT CERTAINLY, EVEN IN THE MIDST OF LEARNING
  • 00:54:18.160 --> 00:54:20.030
  • HISTORY, WE'RE ABLE TO DISPEL SOME OF THESE
  • 00:54:20.050 --> 00:54:22.060
  • MODERN MYTHS THAT "NO, OUR NATION WAS SUPPOSED TO
  • 00:54:22.080 --> 00:54:24.250
  • HAVE A SECULAR GOVERNMENT. SECULAR GOVERNMENTS WORK
  • 00:54:24.270 --> 00:54:27.030
  • BEST." CLEARLY, THAT'S NOT WHAT THE GUYS WHO WERE
  • 00:54:27.050 --> 00:54:29.060
  • FIGHTING SECULARISM THOUGHT.
  • 00:54:29.080 --> 00:54:30.210
  • - WE CAN APPLY THOSE PRINCIPLES TODAY, YOU KNOW
  • 00:54:30.230 --> 00:54:32.280
  • WHAT, IT SHOULDN'T BE SECULAR TODAY EITHER.
  • 00:54:33.000 --> 00:54:34.190
  • IT HAS WORKED WELL FOR TWO CENTURIES.
  • 00:54:34.210 --> 00:54:36.160
  • WE'RE LEADING AMONG THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD MORE
  • 00:54:36.180 --> 00:54:38.180
  • STABILITY, AND IT'S BECAUSE WE HAD
  • 00:54:38.200 --> 00:54:40.200
  • LEADERS WHO WERE NOT SECULAR MINDED,
  • 00:54:40.220 --> 00:54:42.240
  • AND WE NEED THAT TODAY.
  • 00:54:42.260 --> 00:54:44.090
  • - THAT'S PROBABLY WORTH ASKING THE QUESTION THEN
  • 00:54:44.110 --> 00:54:45.270
  • WHAT DO WE DO TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DON'T BECOME
  • 00:54:45.290 --> 00:54:48.070
  • SECULAR, TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE LEADERS WHO ALTHOUGH
  • 00:54:48.090 --> 00:54:50.260
  • ARE IMPERFECT ARE VERY GOD CONSCIOUS OR PRO-FAITH
  • 00:54:50.280 --> 00:54:55.100
  • IN THE MIDST OF OFFICE. SO HOW DO WE MAINTAIN THAT?
  • 00:54:55.120 --> 00:54:57.230
  • - WELL TWO THINGS.
  • 00:54:57.250 --> 00:54:59.100
  • FIRST OF ALL, KNOW THE STORY, TELL THE STORY.
  • 00:54:59.120 --> 00:55:01.160
  • ALL THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, ALL OF THIS, WE'RE
  • 00:55:01.180 --> 00:55:03.070
  • JUST EVEN THOUGH WE'VE DONE A NUMBER OF SEGMENTS
  • 00:55:03.090 --> 00:55:05.120
  • HERE WE'RE JUST SCRATCHING THE SURFACE
  • 00:55:05.140 --> 00:55:07.010
  • OF THE GREAT HERITAGE OF OUR NATION.
  • 00:55:07.030 --> 00:55:08.190
  • SO KNOW THE STORY, TELL THE STORY.
  • 00:55:08.210 --> 00:55:10.050
  • REPEAT IT IN YOUR HOME. TELL IT AT THANKSGIVING.
  • 00:55:10.070 --> 00:55:11.170
  • TELL IT TO YOUR FRIENDS.
  • 00:55:11.190 --> 00:55:13.050
  • BUT THE OTHER THING IS BEGIN TO LOOK AT OUR
  • 00:55:13.070 --> 00:55:15.110
  • CURRENT POLITICS AND LEADERS AND CANDIDATES
  • 00:55:15.130 --> 00:55:17.160
  • YOU MIGHT BE CONSIDERING THROUGH THE LENS OF FAITH.
  • 00:55:17.180 --> 00:55:19.250
  • THE REALITY IS THAT IF A CANDIDATE OR POLITICIAN'S
  • 00:55:19.270 --> 00:55:22.060
  • FAITH IS SINCERE, IT WILL SHAPE WHAT THEY DO IN THE
  • 00:55:22.080 --> 00:55:25.030
  • OVAL OFFICE. AND SO ASK THOSE QUESTIONS.
  • 00:55:25.050 --> 00:55:27.180
  • WHAT DO THEY BELIEVE?
  • 00:55:27.200 --> 00:55:29.010
  • WHAT IS THEIR FAITH?
  • 00:55:29.030 --> 00:55:30.220
  • AND OF COURSE PEOPLE ARE GONNA ACT MORE LIKE
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  • THEY'RE MORE FAITH ORIENTED WHEN THEY'RE
  • 00:55:33.080 --> 00:55:35.060
  • RUNNING FOR OFFICE PERHAPS THAN THEY HAVE OTHERWISE.
  • 00:55:35.080 --> 00:55:37.100
  • SO DON'T JUST LOOK AT THEIR STATEMENTS.
  • 00:55:37.120 --> 00:55:38.190
  • LOOK AT THEIR LIFE. LOOK AT THEIR HISTORY.
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  • HOW HAVE THEY LIVED?
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  • WHAT'S BEEN THE FRUIT OF THEIR LIFE?
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  • WE NEED TO BE MORE FAITH AWARE WHEN IT COMES TO
  • 00:55:43.030 --> 00:55:46.030
  • OUR POLITICS AND NOT ALLOW, IT'S KIND OF A
  • 00:55:46.050 --> 00:55:49.050
  • SECULAR VENEER TO SORT OF ROB US OF
  • 00:55:49.070 --> 00:55:52.260
  • THAT GREAT FAITH.
  • 00:55:52.280 --> 00:55:54.040
  • HERITAGE NUMBER ONE, BUT SECOND OF ALL, KIND OF A
  • 00:55:54.060 --> 00:55:57.000
  • FAITH AWARENESS IN OUR CURRENT POLITICS.
  • 00:55:57.020 --> 00:55:59.110
  • - SO WITH ALL WE'VE COVERED, I MEAN WE'VE
  • 00:55:59.130 --> 00:56:00.240
  • GONE THROUGH THREE SECTIONS NOW.
  • 00:56:00.260 --> 00:56:02.140
  • WE'VE GONE THROUGH THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION,
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  • WE'VE GONE THROUGH THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, WE'VE
  • 00:56:04.140 --> 00:56:06.020
  • GONE THROUGH WORLD WAR II, 20TH CENTURY, ONE
  • 00:56:06.040 --> 00:56:07.240
  • OF THE THINGS THAT STANDS OUT IS WE HAVEN'T BEEN
  • 00:56:07.260 --> 00:56:11.050
  • GREAT BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN SECULAR.
  • 00:56:11.070 --> 00:56:13.030
  • IT'S THESE GUYS AND THEIR FAITH THAT HAS DRIVEN THEM.
  • 00:56:13.050 --> 00:56:15.140
  • SOME OF OUR BEST LEADERS, WE CAN DISAGREE WITH THEM
  • 00:56:15.160 --> 00:56:17.220
  • POLITICALLY ON THINGS, BUT THE TONE THEY HAVE
  • 00:56:17.240 --> 00:56:20.100
  • KEPT OF KEEPING GOD IN AMERICA AND KEEPING
  • 00:56:20.120 --> 00:56:22.240
  • PUBLIC POLICY REFLECTING THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE
  • 00:56:22.260 --> 00:56:25.210
  • CAN TAKE AWAY FROM PRESIDENTS DAY IS THAT WE
  • 00:56:25.230 --> 00:56:28.160
  • HAVE A TREMENDOUS LEGACY OF PRESIDENTS WHO REALLY
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  • HAVE MADE SURE THAT WE ARE ONE NATION UNDER GOD.
  • 00:56:31.070 --> 00:56:35.070
  • [MUSIC]
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  • SO WE'VE TALKED ABOUT MANY AMERICAN PRESIDENTS
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  • TODAY, AND AMONG OTHER THINGS WE'VE LEARNED THAT
  • 00:56:42.160 --> 00:56:44.090
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON ACTUALLY WAS A DEVOUT
  • 00:56:44.110 --> 00:56:46.030
  • CHRISTIAN, THAT ABRAHAM LINCOLN NEVER OWNED SLAVES,
  • 00:56:46.050 --> 00:56:48.270
  • HE INDEED WAS ANTI-SLAVERY, AND THAT
  • 00:56:48.290 --> 00:56:51.120
  • GOVERNMENT WAS NOT DESIGNED TO BE SECULAR,
  • 00:56:51.140 --> 00:56:53.030
  • AND IT DOESN'T WORK WELL WHEN IT IS.
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  • SO WHAT WE'VE SEEN AND HEARD TODAY ONLY
  • 00:56:55.020 --> 00:56:56.210
  • SCRATCHES THE SURFACE.
  • 00:56:56.230 --> 00:56:58.010
  • AND IF YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANY OF
  • 00:56:58.030 --> 00:56:59.240
  • TODAY'S TOPICS, I INVITE YOU TO DISCOVER MORE
  • 00:56:59.260 --> 00:57:02.080
  • HIDDEN HISTORY AT OUR WEBSITE,
  • 00:57:02.100 --> 00:57:04.040
  • WALLBUILDERS.COM, OR YOU CAN GO TO THE APP STORE
  • 00:57:04.060 --> 00:57:06.180
  • ON YOUR SMART DEVICE AND DOWNLOAD THE WALL
  • 00:57:06.200 --> 00:57:08.110
  • BUILDERS APP, FUN AMERICAN FACTS ABOUT
  • 00:57:08.130 --> 00:57:10.160
  • PRESIDENTS, OR YOU CAN VISIT OUR WALL BUILDERS
  • 00:57:10.180 --> 00:57:12.190
  • FACEBOOK PAGE AND LIKE US THERE.
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  • SO BE SURE TO STAY TUNED TO TBN FOR MORE EXCITING
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  • CHAPTERS IN AMERICA'S HIDDEN HISTORY.
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