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February 14, 2021
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Join Historian David Barton; Tim Barton; and special guests as they uncover the stories some historians don’t what you to know.

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  • - MALE NARRATOR: MODERNHISTORIANS HAVE REVISED,
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  • REWRITTEN, AND EVENDELETED ENTIRE CHAPTERS
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  • OF AMERICAN HISTORY,SO WHAT ARE WE MISSING?
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  • WHAT HAPPENED TO THEHISTORY THAT DIDN'T MAKE
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  • THE BOOKS?
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  • JOIN HISTORIAN DAVIDBARTON, TIM BARTON, AND
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  • SPECIAL GUESTS AS THEYUNCOVER THE FACTS SOME
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  • HISTORIANS DON'TWANT YOU TO KNOW.
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  • THIS IS AMERICA'SHIDDEN HISTORY.
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • AMERICA'S HIDDEN HISTORY.
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  • I'M DAVID BARTON, ANDWITH ME IS TIM BARTON,
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  • PRESIDENT OF WALLBUILDERS, AND OUR SPECIAL
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  • GUEST STEVEN MANSFIELDHISTORIAN, AUTHOR OF
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  • NUMBER OF BOOKS.
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  • WE'RE GOING TOBE COVERING
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  • PRESIDENT'S DAY TODAY.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO LOOK ATPRESIDENTS FROM EARLY
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  • PRESIDENTS UP THROUGH THEPRESENT, AND ACTUALLY,
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  • STEVEN, YOU'VE DONE A LOTOF WRITING ON PRESIDENTS.
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  • YOU'VE DONE A COUPLEDOZEN BOOKS AND A NUMBER
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  • ON PRESIDENTS AND LINCOLNAND OTHERS AS WELL, SO
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  • WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A LOTOF FUN WITH YOU TODAY.
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  • - STEVEN MANSFIELD: I'MLOOKING FORWARD TO IT.
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  • THANKS FOR HAVING ME.
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  • - AND LET'S GET STARTEDKIND OF WITH WHAT
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  • WE'VE GOT AROUND.
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  • YOU SEE A LOT OFSTUFF ON THE SET.
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  • YOU JUST LOOK AROUND THEASSESSMENT LET'S KIND OF
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  • TAKE IT THROUGHSOME OF THE STUFF.
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  • WE'VE GOT, FOR EXAMPLETHERE'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 WASHINGTONWASH HERE, AND BACK HERE
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  • IS THOMAS JEFFERSON, ANDBACK THERE IS JOHN ADAMS,
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  • AND TIM, YOU GOT SOMESTUFF OVER ON YOUR
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  • SIDE AS WELL.
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  • - YEAH, SO FROM THEFRONT THERE'S A DRUM THAT
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  • ACTUALLY CAME FROMMOUNT VERNON FROM GEORGE
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  • WASHINGTON'S HOME.
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  • SO IT'S ACTUALLY AREVOLUTIONARY GUN.
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  • BESIDE IT YOU HAVEA CANNON BALL.
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  • BESIDE IT ALSO WE HAVEALL KIND OF DIFFERENT
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  • ARTIFACTS FROM GEORGEWASHINGTON AND JOHN
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  • ADAMS AND THOMASJEFFERSON UP HERE
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  • ON THE TABLE.
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  • PRESIDENTIALPROCLAMATIONS FROM THESE
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  • GUYS, DIFFERENT SPEECHES,DIFFERENT LETTERS, SO A
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  • LOT OF STUFF WE CAN GETINTO AND TALK ABOUT.
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  • - WELL, LET'S TALK ABOUT-- I MEAN, ALL THESE GUYS
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  • WERE INVOLVED IN THEAMERICAN REVOLUTION, SO
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  • LET'S GO BACK TO THEAMERICAN REVOLUTION
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  • FOR A BIT.
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  • FREEDOM WAS WON BYSOLDIERS 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'STALK TO SOMEBODY.
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  • - OKAY. HEY, I'M TIM.
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  • - I'M SARAH.
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  • - SARAH, NICETO MEET YOU. OKAY.
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  • - HEY, SARAH.
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  • COME ON OVER.
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  • - WE'LL STARTON 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 THEAMERICAN REVOLUTION, 5'4.
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  • NOW, IF YOU'RE IN THEREVOLUTION, YOU'RE
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  • FIGHTING, YOU'VE GOT TOHAVE A GUN, SO LET'S GET
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  • YOU A GUN, AND YOU NEEDA GUN TO BE ABLE TO FIGHT
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  • WITH, SO TAKE --YOU KNOWHOW TO SHOOT A GUN?
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  • - YES, SIR.
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  • - OKAY.
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  • LET'S SEE YOU PUT THATON 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 PUTTHAT 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 DROPIT ON THE STUFF.
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  • NOW, WHAT YOU NEED TO DOYOU GOT TO FIGHT BATTLES
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  • WITH THAT.
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  • YOU'RE ONLY GOING TO HAVETO MARCH 40 OR 50 MILES A
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  • DAY CARRYING THAT.
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  • - YOU CAN JUSTGIVE IT TO ME.
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  • - YOU'LL HAVE A WOOLJACKET WHEN YOU DO IT AND
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  • ALL YOUR CAMP GEAR, SOTHAT'S A LITTLE START FOR
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  • WHAT IT WOULD HAVEBEEN LIKE TO BE IN THE
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  • AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
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  • - SO DOES THAT SEEMBIGGER 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 ELSETO LOOK AT.
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  • IT'S A LITTLE BIGGER, SOWHY DON'T YOU COME UP
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  • AND HELP US.
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  • OKAY.
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  • THIS IS A 43POUND 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'TGET 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'TSOUND STRAINED WHEN YOU
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  • SAY YOUR NAME.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ] BUT HOLDING43 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 FORWARDSO WE CAN SEE THERE'S A
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  • HOLE IN THE FRONT OF ITWHERE YOU WOULD FILL THIS
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  • WITH POWDER.
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  • YOU WOULD THENPUT A FUSE IN IT.
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  • YOU PUT IT IN THEMORTAR, SHOOTS IT OFF AND
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  • HOPEFULLY IT EXPLODESOVER THE ENEMY AS IT GOES.
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  • - A COMPASS.
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  • - A COMPASS.
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  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT GEORGEWASHINGTON DID IN
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  • HIS EARLY LIFE FOR HISPROFESSION BEFORE HE'S
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  • REALLY AN OFFICER IN THEMILITARY, 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'SCOMPASS THAT HE USED, AND
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  • ACTUALLY SO IF YOU HOLDIT UP ON THE SIDE, RIGHT,
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  • YOU CAN KIND OF LOOK UPAND THAT WAS HIS LINES,
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  • SO THIS WAS GEORGEWASHINGTON'S
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  • SURVEYING COMPASS.
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  • NICE TO MEET YOU.
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  • THANKS FOR HELPINGGUESS WHAT THIS WAS.
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  • [ APPLAUSE ]
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  • SO CERTAINLY A LOT OF FUNSTUFF FROM HISTORY, A LOT
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  • OF ARTIFACTS, BUT REALLYIN THE MIDST OF ALL OF
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  • THIS THERE'S A LOT OFMYTHS THAT ARE PUT OUT
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  • THERE TODAY ABOUTPRESIDENTS, RIGHT.
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  • STEVEN, YOU'VE WRITTEN ALOT ABOUT SOME OF THESE
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  • AND SOME OF YOUR BOOKSWHICH I REALLY ENJOYED
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  • READING, BUT ONE OF THEMWE HEAR A LOT IS ABOUT
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  • GEORGE WASHINGTON,AND WE HEAR TODAY THAT
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  • GEORGE WASHINGTONWASN'T A CHRISTIAN.
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  • WE HEAR THAT GEORGEWASHINGTON WAS A
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  • DEIST, THAT GEORGEWASHINGTON DIDN'T REALLY
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  • BELIEVE IN JESUS OR AGOD THAT WAS INVOLVED.
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  • - BUT THE FACT IS GEORGEWASHINGTON WAS A MAN
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  • WHO WAS A VESTRYMAN ORSORT OF AN ELDER OF HIS
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  • EPISCOPAL CHURCHFOR YEARS.
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  • HE KEPT A JOURNALOF PRAYER.
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  • HE BOUGHT A NEW TESTAMENTEVERY SINGLE YEAR FOR HIS
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  • WIFE ON HER BIRTHDAYBECAUSE SHE WOULD READ
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  • THE BIBLE THROUGH IN AYEAR AND WEAR IT OUT.
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  • SO IT BECAME A THINGBETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM.
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  • I'LL BUY YOU A BIBLEEVERY YEAR ON YOUR BIRTHDAY.
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  • SO HE WAS ABSOLUTE EACHRISTIAN, ABSOLUTELY
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  • DEVOTED TO A CHRISTIANWORLD VIEW, AND THE
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  • EVIDENCE IS THERE.
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  • WE JUST DON'TTEACH IT ANYMORE.
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  • - THE COOL THING ABOUTTHAT ERA IS THAT THEY
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  • WROTE EVERYTHING DOWN.
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  • TODAY WE RECORDEVERYTHING, YOU KNOW.
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  • WE GOT OUR SMARTDEVICES AND RECORDING.
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  • THEY RECORDED IT TOO, BUTTHEY DID IT WITH PEN AND
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  • PAPER, AND BY THE WAY,HERE'S ONE OF GEORGE
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  • WASHINGTON'SORIGINAL LETTERS, SO YOU
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  • TAKE HIS HANDWRITTENLETTERS AND THERE'S ABOUT
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  • 40.000 LETTERSTHAT GEORGE DID.
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  • SO YOU TAKE HISHANDWRITTEN LETTERS, AND
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  • WHAT YOU DO IS YOUCOLLECT ALL THESE AND YOU
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  • COME OUT WITHTHIS IN 1832.
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  • THAT'S THE FIRST SET OFGEORGE WASHINGTON WRITINGS.
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  • EVERYTHING THEY FOUND,EVERYTHING THEY COULD
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  • FIND A RECORD OFTHEY HAD IT THERE.
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  • NOW, IT'S GROWNOVER THE YEARS.
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  • TODAY IT'S NEARLY 100VOLUMES OF THE PAPERS OF
  • 00:05:27.151 --> 00:05:28.952
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON WATER,BUT WE START WITH 12
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  • VOLUMES HERE, AND FROMTHOSE 12 VOLUMES YOU THEN
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  • GET THIS BOOK THAT COMESOUT A COUPLE DECADES LATER.
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  • THEY'VE GONE THROUGH ALLTHE VOLUMES, SAID MAN,
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  • WASHINGTON HAS SOME SMARTSTUFF TO SAY, AND SO THIS
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  • GUY, JOHN FREDERICKSCHROEDER, IT'S CALLED THE
  • 00:05:41.231 --> 00:05:43.500
  • MAXIMS OF WASHINGTON, HISPOLITICAL, SOCIAL, MORAL,
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  • AND RELIGIOUS MAXIMS.
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  • AND HE'S TAKEN ALL THEWISE HE'S GOT AND PUT
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  • THEM TOGETHER, AND THEBEGINNING OF EACH SECTION
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  • HE ALWAYS HAS PEOPLE WHOKNOWS GEORGE WASHINGTON
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  • INTRODUCEWASHINGTON, SO WHEN HE
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  • GETS BACK TO HISRELIGIOUS MAXIMS,
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  • THERE'S A SECTION ONCHRISTIANITY, AND IN THAT
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  • SECTION IT'S INTRODUCEDBY GUYS WHO KNEW WASHINGTON.
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  • - JEREMIAHSMITH WHO WAS ACTUALLY A
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  • SOLDIER WITH WASHINGTONIN THE REVOLUTION, HE'S A
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  • GUY THAT WASHINGTONMADE A FEDERAL JUDGE.
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  • YOU HAVE CHIEF JUSTICEJOHN MARSHALL WHO WAS
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  • ACTUALLY AN AID TOWASHINGTON IN
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  • THE REVOLUTION.
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  • GOT ALL THESE GUYS THATKNOW WASHINGTON, AND THEY
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  • ALL SAY OH, HE WAS ASTRONG CHRISTIAN, OH, HE
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  • WAS REALLY A CHRISTIAN.
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  • - A SIN VEER BELIEVERIN THE CHRISTIAN FAITH.
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  • - HE WAS A CHRISTIAN.
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  • - SO EVEN ON THISPAINTING UP HERE WITH
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  • GEORGE WASHINGTON THERE'SACTUALLY TWO PEOPLE IN
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  • THE PAINTING, THERE'SGEORGE WASHINGTON, AND
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  • THEN OVER ON THE SIDE ISA GUY, LITTLE ISAAC POTTS.
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  • - SEE THAT IS THIS --- ISAAC POTTS IS A GUY
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  • E REASONTHIS PAINTING WAS DONE,
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  • AND THERE'S A LOT OFPAINTINGS WITH GEORGE
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  • WASHINGTON KNEELINGDOWN AND PRAYING.
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  • IT WAS SOMETHING THATMANY GENERALS THROUGHOUT
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  • THE REVOLUTION REPORTEDSEEING WASHINGTON PRAY,
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  • THAT WASHINGTON WASA MAN OF PRAYER.
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  • SO THAT WAS NOT ANUNUSUAL THING AT ALL.
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  • PEOPLE KNEW THAT.
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  • WELL, THIS PAINTING WASDONE DEPICTING AN ACCOUNT
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  • THAT WAS TOLD BECAUSETHIS MAN, ISAAC POTTS, HAD
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  • ALLEGEDLY SEEN WASHINGTONHAVE THIS ENCOUNTER WITH
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  • HIM, AND ISAAC POTTS WAS AQUAKER, SO THIS QUAKER IS
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  • WALKING THROUGH THEWOODS, HEARS SOMETHING
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  • IN THE WOODS.
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  • HE STOPS AND LISTENSBECAUSE THIS IS TIME OF
  • 00:07:01.411 --> 00:07:03.146
  • WAR, AND SO I'M JUSTCURIOUS WHAT'S GOING ON.
  • 00:07:03.213 --> 00:07:05.349
  • WELL, HE STARTS WALKINGTHROUGH THE WOODS TO
  • 00:07:05.415 --> 00:07:06.950
  • INVESTIGATE.
  • 00:07:07.017 --> 00:07:08.585
  • AS HE GETS BACK, HESEES -HE THOUGHT IT WAS
  • 00:07:08.652 --> 00:07:10.454
  • MULTIPLE PEOPLEHAVING A CONVERSATION.
  • 00:07:10.521 --> 00:07:12.222
  • IT WAS ONLY ONE MAN, ANDTHE ONE MAN WAS ACTUALLY
  • 00:07:12.289 --> 00:07:14.725
  • KNEELING DOWN PRAYING,AND SO HE STOPPED AND
  • 00:07:14.791 --> 00:07:17.427
  • JUST LISTENED FOR ALITTLE WHILE, LISTENED
  • 00:07:17.494 --> 00:07:20.163
  • ENOUGH APPARENTLY SO HETURNS AND LEAVES AND GOES
  • 00:07:20.230 --> 00:07:21.932
  • HOME, AND WHEN HE GETSHOME APPARENTLY HE GOES
  • 00:07:21.999 --> 00:07:24.201
  • IN, HE OPENS THE DOORAND GOES INTO THE
  • 00:07:24.268 --> 00:07:25.736
  • KITCHEN TABLE.
  • 00:07:25.802 --> 00:07:27.671
  • HE SITS DOWN, HE PUTSHIS ELBOWS ON THE TABLE.
  • 00:07:27.738 --> 00:07:30.274
  • HE BURIED HIS HEAD INHIS HANDS, AND THEN HE
  • 00:07:30.340 --> 00:07:32.676
  • EXPLAINS, I JUST CAMEFROM THE WOODS AND I SAW
  • 00:07:32.743 --> 00:07:35.145
  • THE COMMANDER OF THEAMERICAN FORCES PRAYING.
  • 00:07:35.212 --> 00:07:37.147
  • WHEN A MAN PRAYS LIKETHAT, HIS PRAYERS ARE
  • 00:07:37.214 --> 00:07:38.849
  • GOING TO BE ANSWERED.
  • 00:07:38.916 --> 00:07:40.350
  • THE WAR IS OVER.
  • 00:07:40.417 --> 00:07:41.852
  • IT'S OVER.
  • 00:07:41.919 --> 00:07:43.020
  • THE WAR IS ALL OVER.
  • 00:07:43.086 --> 00:07:44.888
  • NOW, WHAT'S INTERESTINGABOUT THAT IS YOU HAVE A
  • 00:07:44.955 --> 00:07:46.857
  • GUY CONVINCED IT HASALREADY BEEN DECIDED
  • 00:07:46.924 --> 00:07:48.992
  • BASED ON THE PRAYERLIFE OF WASHINGTON.
  • 00:07:49.059 --> 00:07:51.328
  • - THE PRAYER LIFE OFTHE DEIST I'LL POINT OUT.
  • 00:07:51.395 --> 00:07:53.630
  • - WELL, YEAH, SO - [ LAUGHTER ]BUT EVEN TODAY
  • 00:07:53.697 --> 00:07:55.966
  • SOME HISTORIANS DISPUTETHE IDEA THAT ISAAC POTTS
  • 00:07:56.033 --> 00:07:58.235
  • WAS A REAL PERSON WHICHCLEARLY HE WAS A REAL
  • 00:07:58.302 --> 00:08:00.337
  • PERSON OR THEDETAIL OF THE STORY.
  • 00:08:00.404 --> 00:08:02.739
  • - CAN I POINT OUT THATIF YOU WANT TO GO TO
  • 00:08:02.806 --> 00:08:04.207
  • VALLEY FORGE YOU CAN GOVISIT THE ISAAC POTTS HOME
  • 00:08:04.274 --> 00:08:06.176
  • THAT IS AT VALLEY FORGE,THE STONE HOME THAT STILL
  • 00:08:06.243 --> 00:08:08.412
  • EXISTS WHERE HE LIVED?
  • 00:08:08.478 --> 00:08:10.914
  • - WELL, SO EVEN IF THEREWAS SOME DISPUTE OVER THE
  • 00:08:10.981 --> 00:08:12.583
  • - WELL, AND THIS IS WHATI WANT OUR YOUNG AUDIENCE
  • 00:08:12.649 --> 00:08:15.118
  • TO KNOW AND THAT IS THATMODERN HISTORIANS HAVE NO
  • 00:08:15.185 --> 00:08:17.187
  • PROBLEM SIMPLY CUTTINGTHE RELIGIOUS CONTENT OUT
  • 00:08:17.254 --> 00:08:19.323
  • OF OUR AMERICAN HISTORY.
  • 00:08:19.389 --> 00:08:21.224
  • FOR EXAMPLE, CHRISTOPHERCOLUMBUS SAID HE SAILED
  • 00:08:21.291 --> 00:08:23.160
  • TO THE NEW WORLD BECAUSETHE HOLY SPIRIT GUIDED HIM.
  • 00:08:23.226 --> 00:08:25.228
  • HE WAS GUIDED BY THESCRIPTURES VERY CLEARLY,
  • 00:08:25.295 --> 00:08:26.863
  • AND YET I CAN SHOW YOUFOUR VOLUME HISTORIES AND
  • 00:08:26.930 --> 00:08:28.999
  • BIOGRAPHIES OFCHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS THAT
  • 00:08:29.066 --> 00:08:31.568
  • NEVER MENTION HIS FAITH,NEVER EVEN MENTION THAT
  • 00:08:31.635 --> 00:08:33.537
  • HE WAS A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:08:33.604 --> 00:08:35.539
  • SO MAKE SURE THAT YOU GOTO THE ORIGINAL SOURCES.
  • 00:08:35.606 --> 00:08:37.574
  • MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RENOT LOOKING AT A MODERN
  • 00:08:37.641 --> 00:08:39.543
  • VERSION THAT MIGHTEXCLUDE HIS FAITH WHEN
  • 00:08:39.610 --> 00:08:41.612
  • HIS OLDER VERSIONCAPTURES THE TRUTH ABOUT
  • 00:08:41.678 --> 00:08:42.980
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON.
  • 00:08:43.046 --> 00:08:44.681
  • YOU GOT TO BEAWARE OF THAT.
  • 00:08:44.748 --> 00:08:46.383
  • IT'S NOT THAT THEY SETOUT TO DECEIVE YOU.
  • 00:08:46.450 --> 00:08:48.151
  • THEY EITHER DON'T BELIEVERELIGION IS IMPORTANT OR
  • 00:08:48.218 --> 00:08:50.454
  • THEY JUST HAVE A BUY ASAGAINST IT THAT CAUSES
  • 00:08:50.520 --> 00:08:52.122
  • THEM TO FILTER IT OUT,SO GO TO THE ORIGINAL
  • 00:08:52.189 --> 00:08:53.790
  • SOURCES BECAUSE THAT'SWHERE YOU FIND THE RICH
  • 00:08:53.857 --> 00:08:55.292
  • STUFF THESE GUYSARE TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:08:55.359 --> 00:08:57.027
  • - AND WHEN YOU GO TOORIGINAL SOURCES, YOU
  • 00:08:57.094 --> 00:08:58.829
  • FIND THINGS LIKE THISIS THE VERY FIRST EVER
  • 00:08:58.895 --> 00:09:00.864
  • PRESIDENTIAL PRAYERPROCLAMATION WAS DONE BY
  • 00:09:00.931 --> 00:09:03.133
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON.
  • 00:09:03.200 --> 00:09:05.102
  • NOW, AGAIN IF HE'S ADEIST HE'S NOT GOING TO
  • 00:09:05.168 --> 00:09:06.870
  • BE THIS GUY CALLING THENATION TO PRAY FOR GOD'S
  • 00:09:06.937 --> 00:09:08.739
  • INVOLVEMENT OR THANKINGGOD FOR HIS INVOLVEMENT,
  • 00:09:08.805 --> 00:09:10.707
  • BUT THIS IS THE VERYFIRST EVER PRESIDENTIAL
  • 00:09:10.774 --> 00:09:12.943
  • PRAYER PROCLAMATION DONEBY GEORGE WASHINGTON
  • 00:09:13.010 --> 00:09:14.811
  • AGAIN INDICATING HECERTAINLY WAS A MAN OF
  • 00:09:14.878 --> 00:09:17.147
  • FAITH AS IS SEEN FROMORIGINAL DOCUMENTS.
  • 00:09:17.214 --> 00:09:19.082
  • - WELL, OTHERPRESIDENTS DID THE SAME.
  • 00:09:19.149 --> 00:09:23.053
  • I MEAN, WE HAVE PRESIDENTJOHN ADAMS BACK HERE, AND
  • 00:09:23.120 --> 00:09:25.288
  • JOHN ADAMS CALLED HIM-- THIS IS WHAT HE
  • 00:09:25.355 --> 00:09:27.724
  • CALLED HIMSELF.
  • 00:09:27.791 --> 00:09:29.192
  • HE SAID I AM ACHURCH GOING ANIMAL.
  • 00:09:29.259 --> 00:09:31.161
  • - AND AS YOU MENTIONED,JOHN ADAMS ALSO HAS
  • 00:09:31.228 --> 00:09:33.597
  • PRAYER PROCLAMATIONS ASPRESIDENT, AND CERTAINLY,
  • 00:09:33.664 --> 00:09:35.565
  • YOU KNOW --
  • 00:09:35.632 --> 00:09:37.501
  • - WHATYEAR IS THAT ONE?
  • 00:09:37.567 --> 00:09:39.102
  • - THIS IS DOWNHERE IN 1799.
  • 00:09:39.169 --> 00:09:41.304
  • - AND THAT'S THE RIDGETHAT. THAT'S THE RIDGE THAT.
  • 00:09:41.371 --> 00:09:43.073
  • FROM 1799.
  • 00:09:43.140 --> 00:09:44.941
  • - AND WHEN YOU GO BACKAND MAYBE WATCH-- HBO DID
  • 00:09:45.008 --> 00:09:47.210
  • A SPECIAL ON JOHN ADAMSWHICH WAS COOL THAT THEY
  • 00:09:47.277 --> 00:09:49.579
  • ACTUALLY WENT BACK TOHISTORY AND SAID LET'S
  • 00:09:49.646 --> 00:09:51.548
  • LEARN ABOUT SOMEBODY, BUTIN THE WHOLE SPECIAL THEY
  • 00:09:51.615 --> 00:09:53.684
  • NEVER REALLY BROUGHT UPHIS FAITH WHICH IT'S HARD
  • 00:09:53.750 --> 00:09:56.353
  • TO STUDY JOHN ADAMS ANDNOT SEE HIS FAITH EVEN IN
  • 00:09:56.420 --> 00:09:58.622
  • HIS LETTERS TO HIS WIFEMUCH HE TALKED ABOUT
  • 00:09:58.689 --> 00:10:00.524
  • FAITH QUITE OFTEN, BUTSOMEHOW WE LEFT THAT OUT
  • 00:10:00.590 --> 00:10:02.592
  • OF THE HBO TV SPECIAL.
  • 00:10:02.659 --> 00:10:05.829
  • - WHAT THEY ASSUMEIS THAT THIS IS JUST
  • 00:10:05.896 --> 00:10:07.531
  • POLITICIANS TALKING.
  • 00:10:07.597 --> 00:10:09.466
  • THIS IS JUST POLITICIANSMAKING SPEECHES.
  • 00:10:09.533 --> 00:10:11.601
  • OH, WE INVOKE THEBLESSINGS OF THE ALMIGHTY
  • 00:10:11.668 --> 00:10:13.837
  • AND ALL THAT KIND OFTHING, BUT THE REALITY IS
  • 00:10:13.904 --> 00:10:15.839
  • LIKE YOU SAY WHEN YOUGET INTO THEIR PRIVATE
  • 00:10:15.906 --> 00:10:17.641
  • LETTERS AND THE ADVICETHEY WRITE THEIR CHILDREN
  • 00:10:17.708 --> 00:10:19.443
  • OR THE CORRESPONDENCEWITH THEIR WIVES YOU FIND
  • 00:10:19.509 --> 00:10:20.911
  • THAT FAITH IS GENUINE.
  • 00:10:20.977 --> 00:10:22.746
  • IT'S NOT JUST POLITICALSPEAK, SO THESE MEN
  • 00:10:22.813 --> 00:10:24.414
  • REALLY WERE DEVOTED TOGOD AND DEVOTED TO GOD'S
  • 00:10:24.481 --> 00:10:26.116
  • PURPOSES FORTHIS COUNTRY.
  • 00:10:26.183 --> 00:10:27.751
  • - WELL, AND ONE THATTODAY -AS WE TALKED ABOUT
  • 00:10:27.818 --> 00:10:29.519
  • WE HAVE WASHINGTON,ADAMS, WELL, EVEN
  • 00:10:29.586 --> 00:10:30.787
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON.
  • 00:10:30.854 --> 00:10:32.622
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON IS THEGUY THAT PROBABLY GETS
  • 00:10:32.689 --> 00:10:34.591
  • VILLAINIZED THE MOSTTODAY ESPECIALLY IN THE FAITH.
  • 00:10:34.658 --> 00:10:36.593
  • - IN THE FAITH ASPECTS.
  • 00:10:36.660 --> 00:10:38.328
  • - THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:10:38.395 --> 00:10:40.097
  • I MEAN, HE'S THE GUYTHAT WROTE THE LETTER OF
  • 00:10:40.163 --> 00:10:41.665
  • SEPARATION OFCHURCH AND STATE.
  • 00:10:41.732 --> 00:10:43.200
  • HE'S THE GUY THAT HADTHE JEFFERSON BIBLE.
  • 00:10:43.266 --> 00:10:44.901
  • THERE'S A LOT OF THINGSWE HEAR ABOUT JEFFERSON
  • 00:10:44.968 --> 00:10:46.570
  • THAT ARE SEEMING ANTIFAITH UNTIL YOU STUDY
  • 00:10:46.636 --> 00:10:48.171
  • JEFFERSON AS A WHOLE.
  • 00:10:48.238 --> 00:10:50.140
  • WHEN YOU GET THE WHOLEPICTURE, YOU GO,
  • 00:10:50.207 --> 00:10:52.142
  • WAIT A SECOND.
  • 00:10:52.209 --> 00:10:53.810
  • I DON'T THINK HE'S REALLYANTI FAITH THE WAY WE
  • 00:10:53.877 --> 00:10:55.145
  • PRESENT HIM TODAY.
  • 00:10:55.212 --> 00:10:56.947
  • - YOU'RE RIGHT.
  • 00:10:57.013 --> 00:10:59.249
  • I MEAN, JEFFERSON GETSPRESENTED AS THE MOST
  • 00:10:59.316 --> 00:11:01.384
  • ANTI-RELIGIOUS FOUNDINGFATHER, HE AND THOMAS PAYNE.
  • 00:11:01.451 --> 00:11:03.120
  • IT'S AN INTERESTING THINGBECAUSE WHAT WE HAVE
  • 00:11:03.186 --> 00:11:05.989
  • RIGHT HERE, FOR EXAMPLE,THAT'S CALLED THE JOHN
  • 00:11:06.056 --> 00:11:08.191
  • THOMPSON HOT PRESS BIBLE.
  • 00:11:08.258 --> 00:11:09.960
  • THAT'S PRINTED IN 1798.
  • 00:11:10.026 --> 00:11:12.262
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON HELPFUND THE PRINTING OF
  • 00:11:12.329 --> 00:11:14.798
  • THAT BIBLE.
  • 00:11:14.865 --> 00:11:16.967
  • NOW, IF THOMAS JEFFERSONIS THE ANTI-RELIGIOUS, I
  • 00:11:17.033 --> 00:11:19.136
  • HATE THE BIBLEGUY, WHAT'S THAT?
  • 00:11:19.202 --> 00:11:21.905
  • AND BY THE WAY, THISBOTTOM STACK OVER HERE,
  • 00:11:21.972 --> 00:11:24.608
  • THAT'S THE THOMASSCOTT BIBLE.
  • 00:11:24.674 --> 00:11:27.010
  • IT'S ACTUALLY AN8 VOLUME BIBLE.
  • 00:11:27.077 --> 00:11:29.212
  • WE'VE GOT THREE VOLUMESTHERE JUST FOR SPACE, BUT
  • 00:11:29.279 --> 00:11:31.381
  • IT'S 8 VOLUMES.
  • 00:11:31.448 --> 00:11:33.383
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON HELPFUND THE THOMAS SCOTT BIBLE.
  • 00:11:33.450 --> 00:11:36.353
  • - NOW, IF JEFFERSON ISFUNDING BIBLES, I THOUGHT
  • 00:11:36.419 --> 00:11:38.421
  • JEFFERSON CUT OUTEVERYTHING HE DIDN'T
  • 00:11:38.488 --> 00:11:40.190
  • BELIEVE IN.
  • 00:11:40.257 --> 00:11:41.691
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:11:41.758 --> 00:11:43.460
  • - THAT'S WHAT WE HEAR.
  • 00:11:43.527 --> 00:11:44.661
  • - NOT TRUE.
  • 00:11:44.728 --> 00:11:46.463
  • - I KNOW I SAY THAT,RIGHT, TONGUE IN CHEEK
  • 00:11:46.530 --> 00:11:48.465
  • BECAUSE I KNOW HE DIDN'T,BUT THAT'S WHAT WE HEAR
  • 00:11:48.532 --> 00:11:50.433
  • TODAY IS THAT JEFFERSONDIDN'T BELIEVE IN ALL THE
  • 00:11:50.500 --> 00:11:52.102
  • BIBLE SO HE MADE HISOWN BIBLE AND HE CUT OUT
  • 00:11:52.169 --> 00:11:54.404
  • THINGS THAT HETHOUGHT WEREN'T TRUE.
  • 00:11:54.471 --> 00:11:55.939
  • SO WHAT'S THEANSWER BEHIND THAT?
  • 00:11:56.006 --> 00:11:57.274
  • - HERE'S THE EXPERT.
  • 00:11:57.340 --> 00:11:59.042
  • - WELL, YOUHAVE TWO ANSWERS.
  • 00:11:59.109 --> 00:12:00.644
  • ONE IS HE DID TWOJEFFERSON BIBLES.
  • 00:12:00.710 --> 00:12:02.312
  • PEOPLE THEY TALK ABOUTTHE DID HE EVER SON --
  • 00:12:02.379 --> 00:12:03.880
  • I HAVE FUN WHENPROFESSORS DO THAT.
  • 00:12:03.947 --> 00:12:05.649
  • - IS THAT LIKE OLDAND NEW TESTAMENT?
  • 00:12:05.715 --> 00:12:06.883
  • - EXACTLY.
  • 00:12:06.950 --> 00:12:08.351
  • [ LAUGHTER ] THEY SAY OH,THE JEFFERSON BIBLE SAID
  • 00:12:08.418 --> 00:12:10.053
  • -WHAT ARE YOUTALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:12:10.120 --> 00:12:11.388
  • -L WITH, YOU KNOW HE CUTOUT ALL THE MIRACULOUS,
  • 00:12:11.454 --> 00:12:13.290
  • ALL STUFF HEDISAGREED WITH.
  • 00:12:13.356 --> 00:12:14.457
  • HE CUT ALL THAT OUT.
  • 00:12:14.524 --> 00:12:15.892
  • I SAID, REALLY?
  • 00:12:15.959 --> 00:12:17.160
  • I SAID, WHICH ONE?
  • 00:12:17.227 --> 00:12:18.829
  • WHAT DO YOUMEAN WHICH ONE?
  • 00:12:18.895 --> 00:12:20.463
  • THERE'S ONLY ONE -NO,THERE'S TWO JEFFERSON BIBLE.
  • 00:12:20.530 --> 00:12:21.765
  • YOU GOT 1804, 1820.
  • 00:12:21.832 --> 00:12:23.633
  • SO IT ALREADY TELLS METHEY DON'T HAVE A CLUE
  • 00:12:23.700 --> 00:12:25.101
  • WHAT THEY'RE TALKINGABOUT. THEN I SAY --
  • 00:12:25.168 --> 00:12:26.703
  • - AT LEAST WHENTHEY COME TO
  • 00:12:26.770 --> 00:12:28.004
  • KNOWLEDGE OF JEFFERSON.
  • 00:12:28.071 --> 00:12:29.406
  • - THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:12:29.472 --> 00:12:30.841
  • - THEY THINK THEYKNOW SOMETHING.
  • 00:12:30.907 --> 00:12:32.442
  • THEY'VE GOT THE SMOKINGGUN, AND TURNS OUT OH, WAIT.
  • 00:12:32.509 --> 00:12:33.844
  • THERE WAS 2 DIFFERENTTHINGS HE DID?
  • 00:12:33.910 --> 00:12:35.245
  • I HAD NO IDEA.
  • 00:12:35.312 --> 00:12:36.780
  • - AND THAT'S ONEOF THE FUN THINGS.
  • 00:12:36.847 --> 00:12:38.248
  • YOU JUST START ASKINGQUESTIONS, YOU FIND OUT
  • 00:12:38.315 --> 00:12:39.850
  • THAT THEY THINK THEYKNOW WHAT THEY KNOW,
  • 00:12:39.916 --> 00:12:41.151
  • BUT THEY DON'T.
  • 00:12:41.218 --> 00:12:42.686
  • AND SO YOUSAY, WHICH ONE?
  • 00:12:42.752 --> 00:12:44.154
  • AND THEY DON'T -I SAYWELL, HAVE YOU EVER READ
  • 00:12:44.221 --> 00:12:45.856
  • THE JEFFERSON BIBLE?
  • 00:12:45.922 --> 00:12:47.123
  • WELL, NO.
  • 00:12:47.190 --> 00:12:48.491
  • WELL, HOW DO YOUKNOW HE CUT IT OUT?
  • 00:12:48.558 --> 00:12:49.960
  • THAT'S WHATEVERYBODY SAYS.
  • 00:12:50.026 --> 00:12:51.528
  • - BECAUSE THE 1804 WASACTUALLY AN ABRIDGMENT OF
  • 00:12:51.595 --> 00:12:53.096
  • THE GOSPELS FOR USEIN WITNESSING TO THE INDIANS.
  • 00:12:53.163 --> 00:12:54.564
  • - IN THE TITLE IT SAYSTAKEN FROM MATTHEW, MARK,
  • 00:12:54.631 --> 00:12:56.299
  • LUKE, JOHN, AND IT WASBECAUSE IN 1803 HE HAD
  • 00:12:56.366 --> 00:12:57.801
  • READ A SERMON BY A GUYFROM SCOTLAND SAID, YOU
  • 00:12:57.868 --> 00:12:59.469
  • KNOW, IF YOU WANT TOREACH THE AMERICAN
  • 00:12:59.536 --> 00:13:00.837
  • INDIANS WITH THE GOSPELDON'T GIVE THEM THE BIBLE.
  • 00:13:00.904 --> 00:13:02.239
  • I MEAN, THEY MIGHT READLEVITICUS OR MIGHT READ
  • 00:13:02.305 --> 00:13:03.373
  • THE GENEALOGIES.
  • 00:13:03.440 --> 00:13:05.108
  • GIVE THEM THE GOSPELSOF JESUS, AND JEFFERSON
  • 00:13:05.175 --> 00:13:06.409
  • THOUGHT, GOOD IDEA.
  • 00:13:06.476 --> 00:13:07.944
  • AND SO HE TOOK TWO BIBLESHE HAD IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
  • 00:13:08.011 --> 00:13:09.779
  • HE WENT THROUGH AND DIDWHAT WE WOULD HAVE CALLED
  • 00:13:09.846 --> 00:13:11.147
  • A RED LETTER VERSION.
  • 00:13:11.214 --> 00:13:12.682
  • HE TOOK THE TEACHINGS OFJESUS, CUT THEM ALL OUT,
  • 00:13:12.749 --> 00:13:14.117
  • HE PASTED THEM IN.
  • 00:13:14.184 --> 00:13:15.919
  • HE GAVE IT TO AN INDIANMISSIONARY FRIEND, SAID
  • 00:13:15.986 --> 00:13:17.420
  • LOOK, HERE'S THETEACHINGS OF JESUS.
  • 00:13:17.487 --> 00:13:19.022
  • YOU CAN PRINTED THIS AWHOLE LOT CHEAPER THAN
  • 00:13:19.089 --> 00:13:20.423
  • YOU CAN PRINTA WHOLE BIBLE.
  • 00:13:20.490 --> 00:13:21.858
  • AND THIS IS WHERE THEINDIANS NEED TO START.
  • 00:13:21.925 --> 00:13:23.226
  • IT SAYS AN ABRIDGMENT OFTHE GOSPELS FOR THE USE
  • 00:13:23.293 --> 00:13:24.561
  • OF THE INDIANS.
  • 00:13:24.628 --> 00:13:25.929
  • - SO WE'VE ALREADYCLARIFIED WHAT IT'S FOR,
  • 00:13:25.996 --> 00:13:27.430
  • AND HE SAYS ONLY CHOOSINGTHINGS THAT WOULD BE TO
  • 00:13:27.497 --> 00:13:29.633
  • THEIR LEVEL OFUNDERSTANDING TO NOT
  • 00:13:29.699 --> 00:13:31.568
  • CHALLENGE THEM IN A LEVELOF THEOLOGY WHERE THEY'RE
  • 00:13:31.635 --> 00:13:34.337
  • GOING WAIT A SECOND,THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.
  • 00:13:34.404 --> 00:13:35.906
  • SO JUST TO GIVE THEMENOUGH OH, JESUS, THIS IS
  • 00:13:35.972 --> 00:13:37.874
  • WHAT THIS IS, AND SO --- AND BY THE WAY, HE
  • 00:13:37.941 --> 00:13:39.643
  • COVERS HEAVEN.
  • 00:13:39.709 --> 00:13:42.779
  • THE TEACHINGS COVERHEAVEN AND HELL, HEALING
  • 00:13:42.846 --> 00:13:44.781
  • THE SICK, RAISING THEDEAD, CASTING OUT DEMONS.
  • 00:13:44.848 --> 00:13:46.883
  • YOU KNOW, HE CUT OUT ALLTHAT SUPERNATURAL STUFF.
  • 00:13:46.950 --> 00:13:49.019
  • - SO JESUS ISTHE SON OF GOD.
  • 00:13:49.085 --> 00:13:50.320
  • HE IS THE SUPERNATURAL.
  • 00:13:50.387 --> 00:13:51.955
  • HE DOES THE MIRACULOUSWHICH IS WHAT WE'RE TOLD
  • 00:13:52.022 --> 00:13:53.356
  • JEFFERSON CUT OUT.
  • 00:13:53.423 --> 00:13:55.058
  • WELL, THAT'STHE FIRST ONE.
  • 00:13:55.125 --> 00:13:56.559
  • THE SECOND ONE ISTHE 1820 VERSION.
  • 00:13:56.626 --> 00:13:58.628
  • - AND THIS IS THAT ONE.
  • 00:13:58.695 --> 00:14:00.397
  • THIS IS.
  • 00:14:00.463 --> 00:14:02.432
  • THIS IS 1820 VERSIONJEFFERSON ACTUALLY SAID
  • 00:14:02.499 --> 00:14:04.834
  • IF EVERYBODY WOULD LIVEBY THE TEACHINGS OF
  • 00:14:04.901 --> 00:14:06.569
  • JESUS, WE'D NEED A WHOLELOT LESS GOVERNMENT, SO
  • 00:14:06.636 --> 00:14:08.471
  • HE WENT THROUGH AND FOUND81 MORAL TEACHINGS OF JESUS.
  • 00:14:08.538 --> 00:14:11.107
  • HE CUT THOSE TEACHINGSOUT OF THE BIBLE, PASTED
  • 00:14:11.174 --> 00:14:14.144
  • THEM END TO END SO THATHE COULD READ THE MORALS
  • 00:14:14.210 --> 00:14:17.580
  • OF JESUS, AND IT'SACTUALLY IN HIS HANDWRITING.
  • 00:14:17.647 --> 00:14:19.983
  • THIS IS A REPRINT THATWAS DONE OF IT, BUT AS
  • 00:14:20.050 --> 00:14:22.185
  • YOU GO, YOU CAN SEEHIS HANDWRITING.
  • 00:14:22.252 --> 00:14:24.487
  • IT'S THE LIFE AND MORALSOF JESUS OF NAZARETH, AND
  • 00:14:24.554 --> 00:14:26.923
  • CONGRESS PRINTED9.000 COPIES.
  • 00:14:26.990 --> 00:14:30.694
  • THIS IS ONE OF THEORIGINAL 1902 COPIES
  • 00:14:30.760 --> 00:14:32.562
  • THAT'S PRINTEDBY THE U.S.
  • 00:14:32.629 --> 00:14:34.631
  • GOVERNMENTPRINTING OFFICE.
  • 00:14:34.698 --> 00:14:36.533
  • FOR 50 YEARS THEY GAVETHIS TO EVERY MEMBER OF
  • 00:14:36.599 --> 00:14:38.401
  • CONGRESS, SAID IF YOU'LLLIVE BIT TEACHINGS OF
  • 00:14:38.468 --> 00:14:40.070
  • JESUS YOU WON'TGET IN TROUBLE.
  • 00:14:40.136 --> 00:14:42.439
  • - I LIVE JUST A FEWMILES FROM THE U.S.
  • 00:14:42.505 --> 00:14:44.374
  • CAPITOL IN WASHINGTON DC.
  • 00:14:44.441 --> 00:14:46.509
  • AND TODAY OF COURSE IFYOU HAD A CHURCH SERVICE
  • 00:14:46.576 --> 00:14:48.511
  • IN THE U.S.
  • 00:14:48.578 --> 00:14:50.180
  • CAPITOL PEOPLE WOULDGO CRAZY AND YOU'RE
  • 00:14:50.246 --> 00:14:52.115
  • VIOLATING SEPARATION OFCHURCH AND STATE, BUT
  • 00:14:52.182 --> 00:14:54.117
  • JEFFERSON ACTUALLY MADEIT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A
  • 00:14:54.184 --> 00:14:55.785
  • WORSHIP SERVICE GOING ONEVERY SUNDAY MORNING IN
  • 00:14:55.852 --> 00:14:56.853
  • THE U.S. CAPITOL.
  • 00:14:56.920 --> 00:14:59.389
  • HE ATTENDED THAT WORSHIPSERVICE AND HE ALSO PAID
  • 00:14:59.456 --> 00:15:01.358
  • OUT OF HIS OWN POCKET FORTHE MARINE BAND TO PLAY
  • 00:15:01.424 --> 00:15:02.859
  • AT THE CHURCH SERVICE.
  • 00:15:02.926 --> 00:15:04.494
  • NOW YOU MIGHT NOT WANTTHE MARINE BAND PLAYING
  • 00:15:04.561 --> 00:15:05.695
  • AT YOUR CHURCH SERVICE.
  • 00:15:05.762 --> 00:15:07.297
  • - MARINE BAND ASYOUR WORSHIP BAND.
  • 00:15:07.364 --> 00:15:08.565
  • THAT'S COOL.
  • 00:15:08.631 --> 00:15:09.899
  • - BUT STILL --
  • 00:15:09.966 --> 00:15:11.201
  • - IT SEEMS LIKE HISVIOLATED
  • 00:15:11.267 --> 00:15:12.769
  • THE SEPARATION OFCHURCH AND STATE THOUGH.
  • 00:15:12.836 --> 00:15:14.137
  • - WELL, THATSAYS SOMETHING.
  • 00:15:14.204 --> 00:15:15.338
  • THAT GUY THAT'S SUPPOSEDTO HAVE WRITTEN -DID
  • 00:15:15.405 --> 00:15:15.972
  • WRITE THE WORDS.
  • 00:15:16.039 --> 00:15:17.140
  • - RIGHT. DIDN'T HE KNOWWHAT HE WROTE?
  • 00:15:17.207 --> 00:15:17.874
  • - OF COURSE HE DID.
  • 00:15:17.941 --> 00:15:18.508
  • HE WASN'T CRAZY.
  • 00:15:18.575 --> 00:15:19.476
  • - WAS HE CONFUSEDABOUT THIS?
  • 00:15:19.542 --> 00:15:20.677
  • - HE JUST DIDN'T SEEIT AS A VIOLATION OF THE
  • 00:15:20.744 --> 00:15:22.212
  • LAW, AND WE HAVEHILARIOUS RECORDS BY THE
  • 00:15:22.278 --> 00:15:24.247
  • WAY OF HIM HAVING HISFEET STEPPED ON WHILE
  • 00:15:24.314 --> 00:15:25.982
  • HE'S IN CHURCH AND HAVINGA QUAKER WOMAN GIVING A
  • 00:15:26.049 --> 00:15:27.350
  • PROPHECY, AND HE'S GOINGWHAT'S GOING ON HERE LIKE
  • 00:15:27.417 --> 00:15:28.818
  • SOME OF US HAVE TO DOIN OUR CHURCHES, BUT MY
  • 00:15:28.885 --> 00:15:30.453
  • POINT IS THAT HERE'STHOMAS JEFFERSON
  • 00:15:30.520 --> 00:15:33.223
  • SPONSORING A WORSHIPSERVICE, SPONSORING A
  • 00:15:33.289 --> 00:15:35.225
  • CHURCH BASICALLYMEETING IN THE U.S. CAPITOL.
  • 00:15:35.291 --> 00:15:37.193
  • NOW, THAT SAYS EVERYTHINGYOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
  • 00:15:37.260 --> 00:15:38.728
  • WHAT HIS INTENTIONS WERE.
  • 00:15:38.795 --> 00:15:40.263
  • - SURE.
  • 00:15:40.330 --> 00:15:41.965
  • AND SO TO THE NOTIONTHAT MANY OF THE FOUNDING
  • 00:15:42.032 --> 00:15:43.600
  • FATHERS WERE ATHEIST,AGNOSTICS, AND DEISTS
  • 00:15:43.666 --> 00:15:45.301
  • WHEN YOU STUDY THEORIGINAL WRITINGS YOU
  • 00:15:45.368 --> 00:15:47.170
  • JUST DON'T COME TOTHAT CONCLUSION.
  • 00:15:47.237 --> 00:15:48.271
  • - NO. NO.
  • 00:15:48.338 --> 00:15:49.773
  • - WHICH EVEN GOING BACK-WE TALKED ABOUT THIS 12
  • 00:15:49.839 --> 00:15:51.441
  • VOLUME SET OF WASHINGTONWRITINGS WITH JARED
  • 00:15:51.508 --> 00:15:53.777
  • SPARKS BEING THE GUY THATCOLLECTS IT, ONE OF THE
  • 00:15:53.843 --> 00:15:56.046
  • THINGS THAT JARED SPARKS,THIS HISTORIAN PUTTING IT
  • 00:15:56.112 --> 00:15:58.381
  • TOGETHER DOES, IS HEACTUALLY WRITES TO
  • 00:15:58.448 --> 00:16:00.583
  • WASHINGTON'SGRANDDAUGHTER NELLY WHO
  • 00:16:00.650 --> 00:16:03.019
  • ENDED UP BEING THEADOPTED DAUGHTER, RIGHT.
  • 00:16:03.086 --> 00:16:04.854
  • LIVES WITH WASHINGTON,GROWS UP IN THEIR HOME,
  • 00:16:04.921 --> 00:16:06.656
  • AND SAYS WELL, WHAT CANYOU TELL ME ABOUT THE
  • 00:16:06.723 --> 00:16:08.224
  • FAITH OF WASHINGTON?
  • 00:16:08.291 --> 00:16:09.993
  • WHAT SHE SAYS IS BECAUSEJARED WAS ASKING ABOUT
  • 00:16:10.060 --> 00:16:11.995
  • THE CHRISTIAN FAITH.
  • 00:16:12.062 --> 00:16:13.963
  • AND SHE SAID, YOU SHOULDSOONER QUESTION HIS
  • 00:16:14.030 --> 00:16:16.132
  • PATRIOTISM THANHIS CHRISTIANITY.
  • 00:16:16.199 --> 00:16:18.401
  • NOW, I DON'T KNOW ANYHISTORIAN THAT QUESTIONS
  • 00:16:18.468 --> 00:16:21.004
  • THE PATRIOTISM OF GEORGE-THE FATHER OF THE
  • 00:16:21.071 --> 00:16:23.673
  • NATION, THE GUYREALLY LEADING IN
  • 00:16:23.740 --> 00:16:25.742
  • THE REVOLUTION.
  • 00:16:25.809 --> 00:16:27.677
  • NOBODY QUESTIONS HISPATRIOTISM, AND YET FOR
  • 00:16:27.744 --> 00:16:29.512
  • SOME REASON TODAY WEQUESTION HIS CHRISTIANITY
  • 00:16:29.579 --> 00:16:31.514
  • WHEN EVERYBODY THAT KNEWHIM SAYS NO, NO, NO.
  • 00:16:31.581 --> 00:16:34.050
  • HE WAS A CHRISTIAN, BUTAGAIN IT GOES BACK TO
  • 00:16:34.117 --> 00:16:36.119
  • THIS NOTION WHEN PEOPLESAY WELL, NO, THE
  • 00:16:36.186 --> 00:16:37.821
  • FOUNDING FATHERSWEREN'T CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:16:37.887 --> 00:16:39.522
  • THEY DIDN'TBELIEVE IN GOD.
  • 00:16:39.589 --> 00:16:40.790
  • WELL, EVERYBODY THAT KNEWTHEM SEEMED TO
  • 00:16:40.857 --> 00:16:42.659
  • THINK THEY DID.
  • 00:16:42.725 --> 00:16:45.095
  • - WELL, NELLY GAVE ABUNCH EXAMPLES OF WHY YOU
  • 00:16:45.161 --> 00:16:46.696
  • MIGHT AS WELL QUESTIONHIS PATRIOTISM INSTEAD OF
  • 00:16:46.763 --> 00:16:48.298
  • HIS CHRISTIANITY.
  • 00:16:48.364 --> 00:16:50.066
  • SHE SAID ON ONE OCCASIONTHAT HER AUNT DIED, AND
  • 00:16:50.133 --> 00:16:50.700
  • H AT MOUNT VERNON
  • 00:16:50.767 --> 00:16:52.335
  • IN FRONT OF THEFIREPLACE, AND WASHINGTON
  • 00:16:52.402 --> 00:16:53.803
  • SAW HER, AND SHEWAS REALLY SICK.
  • 00:16:53.870 --> 00:16:56.339
  • WASHINGTON DIDN'T REALIZESHE HAD DIED, THOUGHT SHE
  • 00:16:56.406 --> 00:16:58.408
  • WAS JUST RESTING,SLEEPING.
  • 00:16:58.475 --> 00:17:00.110
  • NELLY SAYS HE WENT OVERAND LAID HANDS ON HER AND
  • 00:17:00.176 --> 00:17:02.545
  • PRAYED FOR HER NOTREALIZING SHE'D ALREADY
  • 00:17:02.612 --> 00:17:05.548
  • PASSED BUT PRAYING THATGOD WOULD HEAL HER, AND
  • 00:17:05.615 --> 00:17:07.884
  • THAT'S NOT THE KIND OFSTUFF YOU GET FROM A DEIST.
  • 00:17:07.951 --> 00:17:11.154
  • - YEAH, A DEIST WOULDN'TDO THAT. THAT'S JUST --
  • 00:17:11.221 --> 00:17:12.755
  • - BUT SO AS WEMENTIONED FOR YOUNG
  • 00:17:12.822 --> 00:17:14.557
  • OUR YOUNGER AUDIENCE WHOIS POSSIBLY HEARING SOME
  • 00:17:14.624 --> 00:17:16.659
  • OF THIS FOR THE FIRSTTIME, THE IMPORTANT THING
  • 00:17:16.726 --> 00:17:19.229
  • OF GOING BACK TO ORIGINALSOURCES AND FINDING THE
  • 00:17:19.295 --> 00:17:22.298
  • TRUTH, NOT JUSTSOMEBODY'S IMPRESSION
  • 00:17:22.365 --> 00:17:25.001
  • BECAUSE EVEN AS WE'RESAYING THAT WE'D COUNSEL
  • 00:17:25.068 --> 00:17:27.237
  • THEM -KIND OF LIKE WHENPAUL IN THE BOOK OF ACTS
  • 00:17:27.303 --> 00:17:29.639
  • PRAISES THE BOOR REASONSBECAUSE AS HE'S EXPLAIN
  • 00:17:29.706 --> 00:17:32.542
  • THE GOSPEL TO THEMTHEY GO, WAIT A SECOND.
  • 00:17:32.609 --> 00:17:34.777
  • SOMEBODY GET THESCROLL OF ISAIAH.
  • 00:17:34.844 --> 00:17:36.613
  • LET'S MAKE SURE THIS GUYKNOWS WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:17:36.679 --> 00:17:38.681
  • WE'D EVEN SAY FOR USDON'T JUST TAKE OUR
  • 00:17:38.748 --> 00:17:40.350
  • WORD FOR IT.
  • 00:17:40.416 --> 00:17:42.118
  • GO BACK AND SEE THEORIGINAL WRITINGS SO THAT
  • 00:17:42.185 --> 00:17:45.455
  • CLEARLY WE'VE SEEN WITHKIND OF THIS FIRST MYTH
  • 00:17:45.522 --> 00:17:47.624
  • THAT GEORGE WASHINGTONWAS NOT A CHRISTIAN, WE'D
  • 00:17:47.690 --> 00:17:49.792
  • SAY THAT WAS WRONG.
  • 00:17:49.859 --> 00:17:51.694
  • THAT'S KIND OF FAKEHISTORY, RIGHT, BECAUSE
  • 00:17:51.761 --> 00:17:54.030
  • EVERYBODY AT HIS TIMETHAT KNEW HIM SAID NO,
  • 00:17:54.097 --> 00:17:56.166
  • THIS GUY IS A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:17:56.232 --> 00:17:58.268
  • - AS A MATTER OF FACT,TIM, THIS IS A PIECE FROM
  • 00:17:58.334 --> 00:18:00.537
  • THE REVEREND JOHN LELAND,AND JOHN LELAND KNEW
  • 00:18:00.603 --> 00:18:03.306
  • WASHINGTON WELL.
  • 00:18:03.373 --> 00:18:05.375
  • HE'S ONE OF THE PREACHERSBEHIND THE MEMBERS OF
  • 00:18:05.441 --> 00:18:07.143
  • THE CONSTITUTION.
  • 00:18:07.210 --> 00:18:08.978
  • AND THIS LITTLE PIECERIGHT HERE IS SEVERAL
  • 00:18:09.045 --> 00:18:10.580
  • PAGES IS TITLEDWASHINGTON AND CHRIST,
  • 00:18:10.647 --> 00:18:13.616
  • HIS TWO GOOD FRIENDS, 46STANZAS ABOUT WASHINGTON
  • 00:18:13.683 --> 00:18:16.286
  • AND CHRIST FROM A GUYWHO PERSONALLY KNEW
  • 00:18:16.352 --> 00:18:19.088
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON.
  • 00:18:19.155 --> 00:18:22.692
  • - SO AGAIN THECONFIRMATION IS THAT
  • 00:18:22.759 --> 00:18:24.427
  • PEOPLE WHO KNEWWASHINGTON SAYS THIS GUY
  • 00:18:24.494 --> 00:18:26.162
  • IS A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:18:26.229 --> 00:18:27.964
  • SO WE CAN SAY THAT FIRSTMYTH HAS BEEN EXPOSED,
  • 00:18:28.031 --> 00:18:30.567
  • THAT WASHINGTON WASIN FACT A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:18:30.633 --> 00:18:33.136
  • THE SECOND MYTH INVOLVESAROUND SOMEBODY YOU'VE
  • 00:18:33.203 --> 00:18:34.904
  • DONE A LOT OF RESEARCHON, ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND
  • 00:18:34.971 --> 00:18:36.272
  • THE CIVIL WAR.
  • 00:18:36.339 --> 00:18:37.974
  • BUT WE NEED TO GO TO THEOTHER SIDE OF THE STUDIO.
  • 00:18:38.041 --> 00:18:39.542
  • SO LET'S GET ONACROSS THE STUDIO.
  • 00:18:39.609 --> 00:18:41.010
  • - LET'S DO IT.
  • 00:18:41.077 --> 00:18:42.378
  • [ MUSIC ]
  • 00:18:42.445 --> 00:18:46.015
  • - OKAY.
  • 00:18:46.082 --> 00:18:47.684
  • WE'VE DISPATCHED THE MYTHTHAT GEORGE WASHINGTON
  • 00:18:47.750 --> 00:18:49.085
  • WAS A DEIST.
  • 00:18:49.152 --> 00:18:50.453
  • NOT TRUE.
  • 00:18:50.520 --> 00:18:51.955
  • HE WAS A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:18:52.021 --> 00:18:53.690
  • BUT WE'VE ALSO GOTANOTHER MYTH THAT'S OUT THERE.
  • 00:18:53.756 --> 00:18:55.558
  • AS A MATTER OF FACT, INRECENT YEARS WE'VE SEEN
  • 00:18:55.625 --> 00:18:57.493
  • EVEN COLLEGE KIDS HAVINGPROTESTING TO TAKE DOWN
  • 00:18:57.560 --> 00:18:59.262
  • THE STATUTES OF ABRAHAMLINK BECAUSE HE'S A SLAVE
  • 00:18:59.329 --> 00:19:00.630
  • OWNER AND PRO SLAVERY.
  • 00:19:00.697 --> 00:19:02.365
  • NOT TRUE.
  • 00:19:02.432 --> 00:19:03.700
  • NOW, WE'VE GOT STEVENMANSFIELD THE HISTORIAN,
  • 00:19:03.766 --> 00:19:05.602
  • TIM BARTON, PRESIDENTOF WALL BUILDERS, AND
  • 00:19:05.668 --> 00:19:07.370
  • STEVEN, YOU'VE GOT AGREAT BOOK ON LINCOLN'S
  • 00:19:07.437 --> 00:19:09.038
  • BATTLE WITH GOD.
  • 00:19:09.105 --> 00:19:10.840
  • WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUTLINK ON PARTICULARLY.
  • 00:19:10.907 --> 00:19:12.442
  • BUT KIND OF AROUND USESWE'VE GOT A PICTURE OF
  • 00:19:12.508 --> 00:19:14.043
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLNBACK HERE.
  • 00:19:14.110 --> 00:19:15.778
  • THIS IS JOHN QUINCYADAMS, OUR 6TH PRESIDENT.
  • 00:19:15.845 --> 00:19:17.714
  • HE REALLY DOESN'T BELONGIN THE CIVIL WAR KIND OF
  • 00:19:17.780 --> 00:19:19.749
  • AIR A BUT HE HAD A HUGEIMPACT ON THIS ERA.
  • 00:19:19.816 --> 00:19:21.517
  • THAT'S JAMES A. GARFIELD
  • 00:19:21.584 --> 00:19:24.988
  • OVERHERE ON THIS SIDE.
  • 00:19:25.054 --> 00:19:27.090
  • HE WAS IN THE CIVIL WAR.
  • 00:19:27.156 --> 00:19:29.459
  • KNEW LINCOLN WELL, BECAMETHE 20TH PRESIDENT.
  • 00:19:29.525 --> 00:19:31.361
  • LINCOLN WAS THE16TH PRESIDENT.
  • 00:19:31.427 --> 00:19:33.062
  • BUT THAT PICTURE OFLINCOLN IS
  • 00:19:33.129 --> 00:19:34.397
  • FAIRLY INTERESTING.
  • 00:19:34.464 --> 00:19:36.032
  • THIS IS THE SAME EXCEPTTHIS IS A LOT SMALLER,
  • 00:19:36.099 --> 00:19:38.568
  • AND THIS PICTURE ACTUALLYBELONGED TO THE GUY WHO
  • 00:19:38.635 --> 00:19:43.273
  • DID THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL.
  • 00:19:43.339 --> 00:19:45.708
  • SO WHEN YOU SEE THEPICTURES OF LINCOLN
  • 00:19:45.775 --> 00:19:47.543
  • MEMORIAL, THIS WAS APICTURE THAT HE HAD IN
  • 00:19:47.610 --> 00:19:49.512
  • DOING THAT, BUT WHAT'SEVEN COOLER IS THIS IS
  • 00:19:49.579 --> 00:19:51.981
  • THE NEGATIVE FROMWHICH IT WAS MADE.
  • 00:19:52.048 --> 00:19:55.051
  • - WOW.
  • 00:19:55.118 --> 00:19:56.819
  • - AND SO-- THAT GLASSNEGATIVE -AND IT'S THIS
  • 00:19:56.886 --> 00:19:59.055
  • KIND OF CAMERA OVER HERE,AND THERE'S SOME JOHN
  • 00:19:59.122 --> 00:20:01.324
  • QUINCY ADAMS DOCUMENTSRIGHT HERE, FOR EXAMPLE.
  • 00:20:01.391 --> 00:20:03.359
  • THIS IS THE REVERSESIMAGE OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN.
  • 00:20:03.426 --> 00:20:05.595
  • OVER THERE ISSOME JAMES A.
  • 00:20:05.662 --> 00:20:07.930
  • GARFIELD -AND BY THEWAY, JAMES GARFIELD, 20TH
  • 00:20:07.997 --> 00:20:10.700
  • PRESIDENT, THIS IS THEPAGING SYSTEM THAT SAT ON
  • 00:20:10.767 --> 00:20:13.436
  • HIS DESK [ RINGS THE DESK BELL ]SO YOU CAN CALL
  • 00:20:13.503 --> 00:20:16.072
  • SOMEONE FROM THENEXT ROOM TO COME IN.
  • 00:20:16.139 --> 00:20:18.007
  • AND JOHN CONVINCE SEEADAMS, THERE'S SOME MORE
  • 00:20:18.074 --> 00:20:20.109
  • OFF THE DESK OFGARFIELD AS WELL.
  • 00:20:20.176 --> 00:20:21.744
  • AND TIM, YOU'VE GOTSOME STUFF OVER THERE.
  • 00:20:21.811 --> 00:20:23.646
  • - YEAH, SO LETTERSFROM GARFIELD.
  • 00:20:23.713 --> 00:20:25.415
  • A LOT OF THINGS FROMJOHN QUINCY ADAMS.
  • 00:20:25.481 --> 00:20:27.250
  • SO UP HERE WE HAVE A LOTOF THINGS FROM PRESIDENTS
  • 00:20:27.317 --> 00:20:29.452
  • OF THAT ERA, AND ACTUALLYA FEW THINGS PROBABLY
  • 00:20:29.519 --> 00:20:31.521
  • WORTH TALKING ABOUT, SOOUR FIRST VOLUNTEER WE
  • 00:20:31.587 --> 00:20:33.823
  • ALREADY ASKED IF YOUWOULD COME UP, WE HAVE
  • 00:20:33.890 --> 00:20:35.892
  • SOMETHING WE WANT YOU TOCHECK OUT AND SEE IF YOU
  • 00:20:35.958 --> 00:20:37.894
  • CAN FIGURE OUT, ICAN'T EVER, WHAT IT IS.
  • 00:20:37.960 --> 00:20:39.862
  • NOW, WHAT'S YOUR NAME?
  • 00:20:39.929 --> 00:20:41.764
  • - PAUL.
  • 00:20:41.831 --> 00:20:43.166
  • - PAUL?
  • 00:20:43.232 --> 00:20:44.367
  • - UH-HUH.
  • 00:20:44.434 --> 00:20:45.802
  • - OKAY.
  • 00:20:45.868 --> 00:20:47.036
  • ALL RIGHT, PAUL.
  • 00:20:47.103 --> 00:20:48.671
  • YOU'RE WEARING GLASSES.
  • 00:20:48.738 --> 00:20:50.540
  • IF YOU WILL TAKE YOURGLASSES OFF AND --
  • 00:20:50.606 --> 00:20:52.842
  • - I CAN HOLD THOSE FOR YOU.
  • 00:20:52.909 --> 00:20:54.544
  • - VERY CAREFULLYSLIP THOSE GLASSES ON.
  • 00:20:54.610 --> 00:20:57.480
  • SEE IF IT DOESANYTHING FOR YOU.
  • 00:20:57.547 --> 00:20:59.482
  • - MAKES EVERYTHINGBLURRIER.
  • 00:20:59.549 --> 00:21:01.084
  • - PUT THEMBACK ON AGAIN.
  • 00:21:01.150 --> 00:21:02.585
  • - YOU LOOK GREATIN THEM THOUGH.
  • 00:21:02.652 --> 00:21:03.920
  • - THAT'S THE WAY THATPRESIDENT ZACHARY TAYLOR
  • 00:21:03.986 --> 00:21:06.055
  • SAW THE WORLD BECAUSETHOSE ARE PRESIDENTIAL
  • 00:21:06.122 --> 00:21:07.690
  • GLASSES OF ZACHARY TAYLOR.
  • 00:21:07.757 --> 00:21:09.559
  • NOT GOING TO LET YOU SITIN IT, BUT THAT'S HIS
  • 00:21:09.625 --> 00:21:11.494
  • CHAIR OVER THERE FROM THEWHITE HOUSE, PRESIDENT
  • 00:21:11.561 --> 00:21:12.628
  • ZACHARY TAYLOR.
  • 00:21:12.695 --> 00:21:14.030
  • - SO YOU'VE NOW WORNPRESIDENTIAL GLASSES.
  • 00:21:14.097 --> 00:21:15.998
  • I DON'T KNOW IF YOUFELT EXECUTIVE ITCH.
  • 00:21:16.065 --> 00:21:17.800
  • OKAY. WELL, THANK YOU.
  • 00:21:17.867 --> 00:21:19.302
  • SO YOU GOT TO CHECKOUT THE GLASSES.
  • 00:21:19.369 --> 00:21:21.037
  • THERE'S A LOT OF COOLSTUFF, AND WE COULD EVEN
  • 00:21:21.104 --> 00:21:22.839
  • DO SOME MORE LOOKING ANDGUESSING ON WHAT STUFF
  • 00:21:22.905 --> 00:21:24.474
  • IS, BUT THE KIND OFBOTTOM LINE WITH THIS
  • 00:21:24.540 --> 00:21:26.209
  • SECTION REALLY DOESREVOLVE A LOT AROUND
  • 00:21:26.275 --> 00:21:28.277
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
  • 00:21:28.344 --> 00:21:30.413
  • TODAY AS YOU ALREADYMENTIONED WHERE PEOPLE
  • 00:21:30.480 --> 00:21:32.615
  • THINK HE WASN'TANTI-SLAVERY AND SO MANY
  • 00:21:32.682 --> 00:21:34.684
  • THINGS THAT GET SAID EVENABOUT HIS FAITH, WHICH
  • 00:21:34.751 --> 00:21:36.719
  • YOU DID A GREAT JOBUNFOLDING, BUT WITH
  • 00:21:36.786 --> 00:21:38.788
  • LINCOLN NOW WE'RE BEINGTOLD HE WASN'T EVEN
  • 00:21:38.855 --> 00:21:40.356
  • AGAINST SLAVERY.
  • 00:21:40.423 --> 00:21:42.191
  • HOW DO WERESPOND TO THAT?
  • 00:21:42.258 --> 00:21:44.093
  • HOW DO WE ANSWER THATQUESTION ABOUT LINCOLN
  • 00:21:44.160 --> 00:21:45.661
  • WHEN IT COMES TO SLAVERY?
  • 00:21:45.728 --> 00:21:47.697
  • - WELL, IT'S SAD THATPEOPLE AREN'T SEEING THIS
  • 00:21:47.764 --> 00:21:50.032
  • CORRECTLY BECAUSE INHIS EARLY LIFE, LINCOLN
  • 00:21:50.099 --> 00:21:52.568
  • DEFINITELY HAD SOME OFTHE RACIST ATTITUDES OF
  • 00:21:52.635 --> 00:21:54.804
  • THE TIMES, AND HE SAIDSOME THINGS PEOPLE
  • 00:21:54.871 --> 00:21:56.773
  • QUOTED, SO PEOPLE ASSUMEHE WASN'T ANTI-SLAVERY,
  • 00:21:56.839 --> 00:21:59.308
  • BUT THAT'S JUSTRIDICULOUS.
  • 00:21:59.375 --> 00:22:01.010
  • THE FACT IS HE HADANTI-SLAVERY SENTIMENTS
  • 00:22:01.077 --> 00:22:02.879
  • FROM A VERY YOUNG AGE.
  • 00:22:02.945 --> 00:22:05.481
  • HE WAS IN CONGRESS FORABOUT 18 MONTHS, AND
  • 00:22:05.548 --> 00:22:07.250
  • DURING THAT TIME HEPROPOSED LEGISLATION TO
  • 00:22:07.316 --> 00:22:10.787
  • MAKE WASHINGTONDC ANTI-SLAVERY.
  • 00:22:10.853 --> 00:22:13.623
  • IT'S THE FIRST TIMEHE EVER PROPOSED ANY
  • 00:22:13.689 --> 00:22:15.458
  • LEGISLATIONRELATED TO SLAVERY.
  • 00:22:15.525 --> 00:22:17.093
  • HE WAS ABSOLUTELYOPPOSED TO SLAVERY.
  • 00:22:17.160 --> 00:22:19.529
  • - AND CERTAINLY EVENLOOKING AT BEING A MEMBER
  • 00:22:19.595 --> 00:22:21.497
  • OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTYTHAT WAS PART OF THEIR
  • 00:22:21.564 --> 00:22:23.199
  • PARTY POSITION.
  • 00:22:23.266 --> 00:22:25.067
  • - THAT WAS THEIRPLATFORM ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:22:25.134 --> 00:22:26.969
  • - THIS IS THE ACTUALDRED SCOTT DECISION THAT
  • 00:22:27.036 --> 00:22:28.905
  • THE SUPREME COURT CAMEOUT WITH THAT SAID OH,
  • 00:22:28.971 --> 00:22:31.374
  • BLACKS -- NO BLACK MAN HASANY RIGHTS WHICH WHITE
  • 00:22:31.441 --> 00:22:33.843
  • MAN IS BOUND TO RESPECT.
  • 00:22:33.910 --> 00:22:36.345
  • THAT THEN BECAMESOMETHING THAT WAS HANDED
  • 00:22:36.412 --> 00:22:38.381
  • OUT WITH THE DEMOCRATICPARTY PLATFORM THE
  • 00:22:38.448 --> 00:22:40.283
  • NEXT ELECTION.
  • 00:22:40.349 --> 00:22:42.452
  • THEY SAID SEE, WE WERERIGHT ABOUT SLAVERY.
  • 00:22:42.518 --> 00:22:44.086
  • WE TOLD YOU SLAVERYWAS GOOD FOR EVERYBODY.
  • 00:22:44.153 --> 00:22:45.855
  • AND THE SUPREME COURTACTUALLY SAID THAT
  • 00:22:45.922 --> 00:22:47.423
  • SLAVERY IS FOR THEBENEFIT OF BLACKS.
  • 00:22:47.490 --> 00:22:49.225
  • IT'S FOR THE BENEFITOF SOCIETY AND IT HELPS BLACKS.
  • 00:22:49.292 --> 00:22:51.294
  • SO DEMOCRATS WHEN THEIRPLATFORM PUT IT OUT.
  • 00:22:51.360 --> 00:22:53.463
  • WELL, REPUBLICANSSAID, NOT US.
  • 00:22:53.529 --> 00:22:55.565
  • AND SO THIS IS THE FIRSTREPUBLICAN PLATFORM, 1856.
  • 00:22:55.631 --> 00:22:57.867
  • IT IS ONLY NINE PLANKSLONG, AND 7 OF THE NINE
  • 00:22:57.934 --> 00:23:00.903
  • PLANKS ARE WE WANT TO ENDSLAVERY, GIVE EQUALITY,
  • 00:23:00.970 --> 00:23:04.240
  • GIVE EQUAL CIVIL RIGHTS.
  • 00:23:04.307 --> 00:23:06.442
  • THEY DID NOT WIN THATELECTION OF 1856.
  • 00:23:06.509 --> 00:23:08.377
  • THE NEXT REELECTIONWAS 1860.
  • 00:23:08.444 --> 00:23:10.546
  • THEY DID WIN THIS ONE.
  • 00:23:10.613 --> 00:23:12.615
  • THIS IS THE ONE ON WHICHABRAHAM LINCOLN RAN AS A
  • 00:23:12.682 --> 00:23:15.985
  • REPUBLICAN AND ABRAND-NEW PARTY.
  • 00:23:16.052 --> 00:23:17.954
  • AND THE REPUBLICANPARTY WAS STARTED BY 30
  • 00:23:18.020 --> 00:23:20.122
  • ANTI-SLAVERY DEMOCRATSWHO NO LONGER FELT AT
  • 00:23:20.189 --> 00:23:22.425
  • HOME IN THEIR OWN PARTY,SO THEY STARTED A NEW
  • 00:23:22.492 --> 00:23:24.660
  • PARTY, AND ANTI-SLAVERYHE RUNS AS PRESIDENT AND
  • 00:23:24.727 --> 00:23:26.529
  • GETS ELECTED.
  • 00:23:26.596 --> 00:23:28.731
  • THIS IS A HUGE -- THERE'S17 PLANKS HERE, HUGE
  • 00:23:28.798 --> 00:23:30.867
  • ANTI-SLAVERY PLATFORM.
  • 00:23:30.933 --> 00:23:32.969
  • AND THEN FOUR YEARSLATER THIS IS THE 1864
  • 00:23:33.035 --> 00:23:37.006
  • PHRALTS FORM OF THEREPUBLICANS AND THE
  • 00:23:37.073 --> 00:23:39.509
  • DEMOCRATS SO VOTERS WOULDNOWHERE THE PARTIES ARE
  • 00:23:39.575 --> 00:23:42.378
  • ON ALL THE ISSUES, ANDRIGHT HERE THE REPUBLICAN
  • 00:23:42.445 --> 00:23:44.780
  • PARTY CALLS FOR ACONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
  • 00:23:44.847 --> 00:23:47.116
  • TO PERMANENT BAN SLAVERY.
  • 00:23:47.183 --> 00:23:49.352
  • WE'RE NOT GOING TO DOABOLITION STUFF ANYMORE.
  • 00:23:49.418 --> 00:23:51.220
  • WE'RE NOT GOING TOGRADUALLY -- WE JUST WANT
  • 00:23:51.287 --> 00:23:52.889
  • IT GONE.
  • 00:23:52.955 --> 00:23:54.957
  • AND THAT'S WHATLINCOLN RUNS ON.
  • 00:23:55.024 --> 00:23:57.059
  • THAT'S WHAT HEGETS REELECTED ON.
  • 00:23:57.126 --> 00:23:58.961
  • THIS IS THE 13THAMENDMENT, AND THIS IS
  • 00:23:59.028 --> 00:24:01.264
  • THE AMENDMENT THATABOLISHES SLAVERY
  • 00:24:01.330 --> 00:24:03.132
  • AFTER 240 YEARS.
  • 00:24:03.199 --> 00:24:06.302
  • ACCORDING TO THECONSTITUTION, IN ANY
  • 00:24:06.369 --> 00:24:08.871
  • CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTYOU GET TWO-THIRDS OF THE
  • 00:24:08.938 --> 00:24:10.806
  • HOUSE AND SENATE TO PASSIT AND THREE-FOURTHS OF
  • 00:24:10.873 --> 00:24:12.508
  • THE STATES AND THAT'S IT.
  • 00:24:12.575 --> 00:24:14.377
  • THE PRESIDENT HASNOTHING TO DO WITH ANY
  • 00:24:14.443 --> 00:24:16.279
  • CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTEXCEPT ON THE 13TH
  • 00:24:16.345 --> 00:24:18.114
  • AMENDMENT, ACHE HAM LINKON PUT HIS SIGNATURE ON
  • 00:24:18.180 --> 00:24:20.383
  • IT BECAUSE HE WANTED THEWORLD TO KNOW, I AM ANTI--
  • 00:24:20.449 --> 00:24:22.151
  • HE DIDN'T NEEDTO, DIDN'T HAVE TO.
  • 00:24:22.218 --> 00:24:24.253
  • THERE'S NO OTHERPRESIDENT -THERE'S NO
  • 00:24:24.320 --> 00:24:26.389
  • OTHER AMENDMENT SIGNEDBY ANY PRESIDENT.
  • 00:24:26.455 --> 00:24:28.524
  • HE PUT IT ON THE 13THAMENDMENT TO SAY LOOK,
  • 00:24:28.591 --> 00:24:30.593
  • THIS IS NOT PART OF MYCONSTITUTIONAL DUTY.
  • 00:24:30.660 --> 00:24:33.429
  • I AM TELLING YOUI HATE SLAVERY.
  • 00:24:33.496 --> 00:24:35.865
  • I WANT IT ENDED.
  • 00:24:35.932 --> 00:24:37.767
  • SO HE SIGNS THE13TH AMENDMENT.
  • 00:24:37.833 --> 00:24:39.001
  • - WELL, IT'S JUSTIGNORANCE, THE IDEA THAT
  • 00:24:39.068 --> 00:24:43.673
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLNWASN'T ANTI-SLAVERY.
  • 00:24:43.739 --> 00:24:45.508
  • THE CIVIL WAR BASICALLYBEGINS FROM ABRAHAM
  • 00:24:45.575 --> 00:24:47.310
  • LINCOLN GETS ELECTED, ANDTHE SOUTHERN SLAVE STATES
  • 00:24:47.376 --> 00:24:49.545
  • THEN LEAVE THE UNION,AND THEY DO THAT, WHY?
  • 00:24:49.612 --> 00:24:51.113
  • BECAUSE ABRAHAM LINCOLNIS OPPOSED TO SLAVERY,
  • 00:24:51.180 --> 00:24:52.448
  • AND THEREFORE THEY DON'TWANT TO BE IN A UNION
  • 00:24:52.515 --> 00:24:53.883
  • THAT'S OPPOSES SLAVERY.
  • 00:24:53.950 --> 00:24:55.418
  • SO HE WAS THE SYMBOL ATTHAT TIME POLITICALLY OF
  • 00:24:55.484 --> 00:24:56.852
  • ANTI- SLAVERY SENTIMENT.
  • 00:24:56.919 --> 00:24:58.754
  • THAT'S WHY THENATION DIVIDED.
  • 00:24:58.821 --> 00:25:00.356
  • THAT'S WHY WE HAD TOFIGHT A WAR, SO YOU HAVE
  • 00:25:00.423 --> 00:25:01.757
  • TO BE PRETTY IGNORANTTO THINK THAT HE'S NOT
  • 00:25:01.824 --> 00:25:03.025
  • ANTI-SLAVERY.
  • 00:25:03.092 --> 00:25:05.194
  • IT'S JUST OBVIOUS.
  • 00:25:05.261 --> 00:25:06.696
  • - HOW MUCH OF THATWAS RELATED TO FAITH?
  • 00:25:06.762 --> 00:25:08.264
  • BECAUSE HIS FAITHJOURNEY WAS PRETTY WILD.
  • 00:25:08.331 --> 00:25:10.166
  • - ABRAHAM LINCOLN'SFAITH JOURNEY WAS
  • 00:25:10.232 --> 00:25:11.567
  • SO FASCINATING.
  • 00:25:11.634 --> 00:25:13.369
  • WHEN PEOPLE SAY HE'S NOTA CHRISTIAN, WASN'T A
  • 00:25:13.436 --> 00:25:15.171
  • BELIEVER IT'S SAD BECAUSEIT WAS SUCH A SLOW
  • 00:25:15.237 --> 00:25:16.572
  • PAINFUL JOURNEY FOR HIM.
  • 00:25:16.639 --> 00:25:18.808
  • LET ME TELL THESTORY VERY QUICKLY.
  • 00:25:18.874 --> 00:25:20.443
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS BORNTO A CHRISTIAN FAMILY,
  • 00:25:20.509 --> 00:25:22.712
  • BUT HIS FATHER WAS THEKIND OF MAN, AND THIS WAS
  • 00:25:22.778 --> 00:25:25.381
  • DURING THE GREAT REVIVALCALLED THE SECOND GREAT
  • 00:25:25.448 --> 00:25:27.650
  • AWAKENING, HIS FATHER WASTHE KIND OF MAN WHO WOULD
  • 00:25:27.717 --> 00:25:29.685
  • GET WEEPY ABOUT JESUSABOUT DINNER BUT THEN
  • 00:25:29.752 --> 00:25:31.687
  • BEAT HIS CHILDRENTHE NEXT DAY.
  • 00:25:31.754 --> 00:25:33.389
  • THAT'S THE SAD ORIGINSOF ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
  • 00:25:33.456 --> 00:25:35.625
  • SO ABRAHAM LINCOLNDISTANCED HIMSELF FROM
  • 00:25:35.691 --> 00:25:37.393
  • CHRISTIANITY, AND IN THEEARLY PHASE OF HIS ADULT
  • 00:25:37.460 --> 00:25:39.729
  • LIFE AROUND THE AGE OF21, HE BECAME-- IN NEW
  • 00:25:39.795 --> 00:25:42.565
  • SALEM, A PLACE CALLEDNEW SALEM, HE BECAME THE
  • 00:25:42.632 --> 00:25:44.400
  • VILLAGE ATHEIST.
  • 00:25:44.467 --> 00:25:46.135
  • HE ARGUEDAGAINST RELIGION.
  • 00:25:46.202 --> 00:25:47.903
  • HE HAD READ PAYNE ANDVOLNE AND GIBBON AND A
  • 00:25:47.970 --> 00:25:49.972
  • LOT OF THE MAIN SKEPTICSAT THAT TIME, SO HE WAS
  • 00:25:50.039 --> 00:25:51.874
  • KNOWN AS THEVILLAGE ATHEIST.
  • 00:25:51.941 --> 00:25:54.210
  • HE'S WALK AROUND WITH ABIBLE UNDER HIS ARM JUST
  • 00:25:54.276 --> 00:25:56.545
  • TO PICK FIGHTS ABOUT ITAND ARGUE WITH PEOPLE
  • 00:25:56.612 --> 00:25:58.948
  • ABOUT IT ON THESTREETS, NO QUESTION.
  • 00:25:59.015 --> 00:26:00.783
  • BUT EVENTUALLY HEWENT INTO THE
  • 00:26:00.850 --> 00:26:02.652
  • ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE.
  • 00:26:02.718 --> 00:26:04.320
  • HE MOVED TO SPRINGFIELD,AND HE BEGAN TO MEET
  • 00:26:04.387 --> 00:26:06.255
  • CHRISTIANS WHO COULD GIVEA REASON FOR THE HOPE
  • 00:26:06.322 --> 00:26:07.857
  • THAT WAS WITHIN THEM,WHO COULD ARTICULATE
  • 00:26:07.923 --> 00:26:09.492
  • CHRISTIANITY, WHO COULDEXPLAIN IT IN RATIONAL
  • 00:26:09.558 --> 00:26:11.527
  • TERMS, NOT JUST IN KINDOF EMOTIONAL,
  • 00:26:11.594 --> 00:26:13.062
  • REVIVALISTIC TERMS.
  • 00:26:13.129 --> 00:26:14.730
  • SO HE BEGAN TO CHANGE.
  • 00:26:14.797 --> 00:26:16.365
  • UNFORTUNATELY WHAT REALLYTURNED ABRAHAM LINCOLN
  • 00:26:16.432 --> 00:26:18.501
  • WERE THE DEATHS HESUFFERED IN HIS LIFE.
  • 00:26:18.567 --> 00:26:20.936
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN WASA MANIC DEPRESSIVE.
  • 00:26:21.003 --> 00:26:23.439
  • THAT'S THE PHRASEWE'D USE TODAY.
  • 00:26:23.506 --> 00:26:25.374
  • HE ALMOST KILLEDHIMSELF SEVERAL TIMES.
  • 00:26:25.441 --> 00:26:27.443
  • HIS FRIENDS HAD TOSTAND SUICIDE WATCH.
  • 00:26:27.510 --> 00:26:30.413
  • AND SO IT WAS WHILELINCOLN BATTLED HIS WAY
  • 00:26:30.479 --> 00:26:33.249
  • OUT OF GRIEF THAT HECAME BACK TO HIS FAITH.
  • 00:26:33.315 --> 00:26:37.153
  • I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CANREMEMBER THAT HIS MOTHER
  • 00:26:37.219 --> 00:26:39.088
  • DIED WHEN ABRAHAM LINCOLNWAS ONLY NINE YEARS OLD.
  • 00:26:39.155 --> 00:26:41.791
  • HIS SISTER DIEDWHEN HE WAS 16.
  • 00:26:41.857 --> 00:26:43.693
  • THE FIRST LOVE OF HISLIFE DIED WHEN HE WAS
  • 00:26:43.759 --> 00:26:45.161
  • IN HIS EARLY 20'S.
  • 00:26:45.227 --> 00:26:46.796
  • THEN THERE WERE OTHERDEATHS IN HIS LIFE.
  • 00:26:46.862 --> 00:26:49.465
  • OF COURSE HE GOT MARRIEDTO MARY TODD LINCOLN,
  • 00:26:49.532 --> 00:26:51.467
  • AS WE'VE DISCUSSED,AND HE LOST CHILDREN.
  • 00:26:51.534 --> 00:26:53.903
  • HE HAD SEVERAL SONS DIE.
  • 00:26:53.969 --> 00:26:56.038
  • AND THE GRIEF THAT HESUFFERED OVER THAT
  • 00:26:56.105 --> 00:26:57.606
  • WAS JUST HORRIBLE.
  • 00:26:57.673 --> 00:26:58.941
  • THE MAN WHO MADE THEDIFFERENCE WAS A MAN
  • 00:26:59.008 --> 00:27:00.710
  • NAMED REVEREND SMITH.
  • 00:27:00.776 --> 00:27:02.712
  • AND REVEREND SMITHMINISTERED TO LINCOLN IN
  • 00:27:02.778 --> 00:27:05.047
  • THE MIDST OF HIS GRIEF,AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT
  • 00:27:05.114 --> 00:27:07.383
  • GIVES US THE ABRAHAMLINCOLN THAT WE HAVE WHEN
  • 00:27:07.450 --> 00:27:10.086
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN ARRIVESAT THE OVAL OFFICE.
  • 00:27:10.152 --> 00:27:12.188
  • SO WE ACTUALLYHAVE A DOCUMENT.
  • 00:27:12.254 --> 00:27:14.123
  • GO AHEAD AND TELLTHEM ABOUT IT.
  • 00:27:14.190 --> 00:27:15.491
  • - THIS IS FROM REVERENDSMITH TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:27:15.558 --> 00:27:17.460
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
  • 00:27:17.526 --> 00:27:19.361
  • AND REVEREND SMITHRELATES THAT AS THE BIBLE
  • 00:27:19.428 --> 00:27:22.198
  • SOCIETY MEETING ANNUALMEETING WAS IN TOWN, HE
  • 00:27:22.264 --> 00:27:24.567
  • WANTED ABRAHAM TO SPEAKTO THE BIBLE SOCIETY
  • 00:27:24.633 --> 00:27:27.737
  • MEETING, AND ABRAHAMSAID NO, I DON'T KNOW.
  • 00:27:27.803 --> 00:27:29.638
  • YEAH, YEAH, YOU'RE GREAT!
  • 00:27:29.705 --> 00:27:31.574
  • NO, I DON'T WANT--YEAH, YOU'RE GREAT!
  • 00:27:31.640 --> 00:27:32.975
  • SO HE RECORDS THAT ABRAHAMLINCOLN GAVE THIS KILLER
  • 00:27:33.042 --> 00:27:35.711
  • SPEECH ON THE TENCOMMANDMENTS, AND HOW
  • 00:27:35.778 --> 00:27:37.346
  • RELEVANT THEY ARE TODAY,AND HOW TO LIVE BY
  • 00:27:37.413 --> 00:27:39.014
  • THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
  • 00:27:39.081 --> 00:27:40.883
  • SO THIS IS THE PASTORYOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:27:40.950 --> 00:27:43.185
  • THIS IS THE PASTOR THATREALLY TOOK HIM IN A
  • 00:27:43.252 --> 00:27:45.755
  • DIFFERENT DIRECTION.
  • 00:27:45.821 --> 00:27:48.023
  • - WHEN YOU HAVE ABRAHAMLINCOLN IN THE WHITE
  • 00:27:48.090 --> 00:27:50.059
  • HOUSE, BY THAT TIMEHE HAS BECOME THE VERY
  • 00:27:50.126 --> 00:27:53.162
  • RELIGIOUS, THE VERYSPIRITUAL MAN THAT WE NOW
  • 00:27:53.229 --> 00:27:55.531
  • KNOW. I WANT YOU TO ALWAYSREMEMBER THAT ABRAHAM
  • 00:27:55.598 --> 00:27:58.200
  • LINCOLN WENT THROUGHALMOST A DECADE WHERE HE
  • 00:27:58.267 --> 00:27:59.869
  • WAS A CONFESSED ATHEIST.
  • 00:27:59.935 --> 00:28:02.004
  • THE THING THAT YOU HAVETO LEAN TO IS THAT WHEN
  • 00:28:02.071 --> 00:28:05.841
  • YOU READ, AGAIN, AS WEWERE SPEAKING OF EARLIER,
  • 00:28:05.908 --> 00:28:08.177
  • ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS, WHENYOU READ THE MAGNIFICENT
  • 00:28:08.244 --> 00:28:12.181
  • SECOND INAUGURAL ADDRESS,WHICH WAS GIVEN JUST A
  • 00:28:12.248 --> 00:28:14.950
  • FEW MONTHS, FEW WEEKSIN FACT BEFORE ABRAHAM
  • 00:28:15.017 --> 00:28:17.553
  • LINCOLN WAS SHOT ATFORD'S THEATER, IT'S ONE
  • 00:28:17.620 --> 00:28:21.223
  • OF THE GREAT AMERICANPOLITICAL SERMONS.
  • 00:28:21.290 --> 00:28:23.526
  • IT QUOTES SCRIPTURE.
  • 00:28:23.592 --> 00:28:25.027
  • IT REFRAMES THE AMERICANCIVIL WAR IN DIVINE
  • 00:28:25.094 --> 00:28:28.130
  • TERMS, WHAT IS GOD DOING?
  • 00:28:28.197 --> 00:28:29.899
  • LINCOLN'S COME TO THECONCLUSION BY THE END OF
  • 00:28:29.965 --> 00:28:31.834
  • THE WAR THAT GOD HADVISITED THE CIVIL WAR ON
  • 00:28:31.901 --> 00:28:34.069
  • THE NATION IN PUNISHMENTFOR SLAVERY AND HER OTHER
  • 00:28:34.136 --> 00:28:36.338
  • SINS. AND SO WHATEVER YOUDO WITH ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S
  • 00:28:36.405 --> 00:28:39.909
  • LIFE, AND I'M SPEAKINGOF SECULAR SCHOLARS HERE,
  • 00:28:39.975 --> 00:28:41.944
  • YOU HAVE TO HONORTHE FACT THAT THIS
  • 00:28:42.011 --> 00:28:43.946
  • MAGNIFICENT SERMONQUOTING SCRIPTURE AND
  • 00:28:44.013 --> 00:28:46.882
  • INVOKING GOD'S WILLIN THE EARTH IS AT THE
  • 00:28:46.949 --> 00:28:48.851
  • END OF HIS LIFE. SO YOUHAVE TO HAVE A PROGRESSION
  • 00:28:48.918 --> 00:28:51.086
  • GETTING HIM FROM HISATHEISTIC PERIOD TO THIS
  • 00:28:51.153 --> 00:28:53.589
  • MAGNIFICENT TIME WHENHE'S THIS STRONG BELIEVER
  • 00:28:53.656 --> 00:28:55.991
  • IN GOD'S PROVIDENCE.
  • 00:28:56.058 --> 00:28:57.426
  • I GET A LITTLE TICKEDOFF WHEN PEOPLE GO AROUND
  • 00:28:57.493 --> 00:28:59.528
  • TALKING ABOUT HIM NOTBEING A BELIEVER, BECAUSE
  • 00:28:59.595 --> 00:29:01.564
  • IF HE WAS SITTING BACKHERE IN THIS CHAIR, HE'D
  • 00:29:01.630 --> 00:29:03.332
  • SAY, YOU KNOW, FINDING MYFAITH AGAIN TOOK A LOT OF
  • 00:29:03.399 --> 00:29:06.001
  • DARK NIGHTS OF THE SOUL,AND A LOT OF PRAYER, AND
  • 00:29:06.068 --> 00:29:08.804
  • A LOT OF FIGHTINGTHROUGH, AND A LOT OF
  • 00:29:08.871 --> 00:29:10.306
  • BATTLING MY OWN DARKNESS,SO DON'T TALK LIKE I
  • 00:29:10.372 --> 00:29:12.875
  • WASN'T, LIKE I HADN'T WONTHAT BATTLE BECAUSE HE HAD.
  • 00:29:12.942 --> 00:29:15.744
  • - YOU CAN TAKE A QUOTEFROM EARLY ON WHEN HIS
  • 00:29:15.811 --> 00:29:17.413
  • FATHER WAS BEATING HIMAND SAY LOOK WHAT LINCOLN
  • 00:29:17.479 --> 00:29:19.381
  • SAID, OR YOU CAN TAKE AQUOTE RIGHT AT THE START
  • 00:29:19.448 --> 00:29:21.550
  • OF THE CIVIL WAR, ORYOU CAN LOOK AT ALL THE
  • 00:29:21.617 --> 00:29:24.086
  • QUOTES, IS THAT THE ONLYTHING HE SAID ABOUT--
  • 00:29:24.153 --> 00:29:26.388
  • AND WHEN YOU LOOK ATEVERYTHING, AND THAT'S A
  • 00:29:26.455 --> 00:29:28.657
  • PROBLEM WE HAVE TODAY INACADEMIA IS WE'LL PICK
  • 00:29:28.724 --> 00:29:31.560
  • ONE QUOTE OUT OF AND SAYTHAT'S THE GUY, OR WE'LL
  • 00:29:31.627 --> 00:29:34.163
  • TAKE ONE SOURCE ANDSAY THAT'S-- NO.
  • 00:29:34.230 --> 00:29:36.799
  • YOU LOOK AT ALL THESOURCES AND YOU
  • 00:29:36.866 --> 00:29:37.967
  • BALANCE IT TOGETHER.
  • 00:29:38.033 --> 00:29:39.501
  • - RIGHT. LET ME TELL YOU ASTORY THAT YOU'VE PROBABLY
  • 00:29:39.568 --> 00:29:41.670
  • NEVER HEARD BEFOREABOUT ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
  • 00:29:41.737 --> 00:29:43.239
  • I CAN DO IT VERY QUICKLY.
  • 00:29:43.305 --> 00:29:44.573
  • ON THE DAY THAT LINCOLNWAS SHOT, HE AND HIS WIFE
  • 00:29:44.640 --> 00:29:46.208
  • WENT FOR A CARRIAGE RIDE,AND THEY TALKED ABOUT
  • 00:29:46.275 --> 00:29:48.310
  • WHAT THEY WOULDDO AFTER THE WAR.
  • 00:29:48.377 --> 00:29:50.079
  • WELL, THAT NIGHT THEY'RESITTING IN FORD'S
  • 00:29:50.145 --> 00:29:51.847
  • THEATER, AND THEY'RESTILL HAVING KIND OF A
  • 00:29:51.914 --> 00:29:53.716
  • FLIRTY LOVING CONNECTIONWITH EACH OTHER.
  • 00:29:53.782 --> 00:29:56.151
  • THEY HAD BEEN ESTRANGED ALITTLE BIT DURING THE WAR
  • 00:29:56.218 --> 00:29:58.053
  • JUST BECAUSE OF PRESSURE.
  • 00:29:58.120 --> 00:29:59.755
  • AND LINCOLN TURNS TOHER AND CONTINUES THE
  • 00:29:59.822 --> 00:30:01.957
  • CONVERSATION HE HADHAD IN THE CARRIAGE
  • 00:30:02.024 --> 00:30:03.626
  • EARLIER THAT DAY.AND HE SAYS TO HER,
  • 00:30:03.692 --> 00:30:06.028
  • AFTER THE WAR, WE WILL NOTGO BACK TO SPRINGFIELD.
  • 00:30:06.095 --> 00:30:08.597
  • WE WILL TRAVELABROAD SO I CAN REST.
  • 00:30:08.664 --> 00:30:11.634
  • AND HE SAYS THESE WORDS.
  • 00:30:11.700 --> 00:30:13.435
  • HE SAYS, I SHOULD SO MUCHLIKE TO GO TO THE HOLY LAND.
  • 00:30:13.502 --> 00:30:17.806
  • I SHOULD SO MUCHLIKE TO WALK IN THE
  • 00:30:17.873 --> 00:30:20.276
  • FOOTSTEPS OF THE MASTER.
  • 00:30:20.342 --> 00:30:22.878
  • AFTER THE WAR, WESHALL GO TO JERUSALEM.
  • 00:30:22.945 --> 00:30:26.582
  • THOSE ARE THE LAST WORDSHE EVER SPEAKS IN THIS LIFE.
  • 00:30:26.649 --> 00:30:29.818
  • JOHN WILKES BOOTH'S DERINGERFIRES INTO THE BACK OF HIS
  • 00:30:29.885 --> 00:30:32.788
  • BRAIN. ABRAHAM LINCOLNNEVER SPEAKS AGAIN.
  • 00:30:32.855 --> 00:30:34.723
  • SO NOT ONLY DO YOU HAVETHE SECOND INAUGURAL
  • 00:30:34.790 --> 00:30:37.126
  • ADDRESS, THIS POWERFULPOLITICAL SERMON WEEKS
  • 00:30:37.192 --> 00:30:39.995
  • BEFORE HE DIES, BUT THENIGHT HE DIED, AS HE
  • 00:30:40.062 --> 00:30:42.298
  • DIED, HE WAS SAYING,ESSENTIALLY, I WANT TO
  • 00:30:42.364 --> 00:30:45.000
  • WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPSOF HIS MASTER.
  • 00:30:45.067 --> 00:30:46.835
  • AND WE GET THAT STORY--I DIDN'T MAKE THAT UP.
  • 00:30:46.902 --> 00:30:48.904
  • THAT CAME FROM MARY TODDLINCOLN, THE ONLY PERSON
  • 00:30:48.971 --> 00:30:51.540
  • SITTING CLOSE ENOUGHTO HIM TO KNOW.
  • 00:30:51.607 --> 00:30:53.409
  • SO AGAIN, THESE ARESTORIES THAT AREN'T TOLD.
  • 00:30:53.475 --> 00:30:55.978
  • AGAIN, THESE COME FROMTHE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS.
  • 00:30:56.045 --> 00:30:57.980
  • AND I THINK THAT REMOVESPRETTY MUCH ANY DOUBT OF
  • 00:30:58.047 --> 00:31:00.015
  • WHERE ABRAHAM LINCOLNWAS WHEN HE DIED.
  • 00:31:00.082 --> 00:31:01.684
  • - HIS JOURNEY ISSO INTERESTING.
  • 00:31:01.750 --> 00:31:03.185
  • AND ONE OF THE THINGSYOU DOCUMENT SO WELL
  • 00:31:03.252 --> 00:31:05.020
  • IN YOUR BOOK IS HISJOURNEY OF FAITH.
  • 00:31:05.087 --> 00:31:06.989
  • BUT IN THE MIDST OFTHIS JOURNEY, IT'S ALSO
  • 00:31:07.056 --> 00:31:08.557
  • AMAZING THE PEOPLE THATIT SEEMS LIKE DIVINE
  • 00:31:08.624 --> 00:31:10.993
  • PROVIDENCE, RIGHT, THATGOD BRINGS ALONG THE WAY,
  • 00:31:11.060 --> 00:31:12.861
  • BECAUSE ONE OF THE GUYSWE HAVE A PICTURE OF
  • 00:31:12.928 --> 00:31:14.396
  • IS JOHN QUINCY ADAMS. ANDABRAHAM LINCOLN SERVED
  • 00:31:14.463 --> 00:31:18.000
  • AS CONGRESSMAN FOR ONE TERM.
  • 00:31:18.067 --> 00:31:19.768
  • - YES.
  • 00:31:19.835 --> 00:31:21.170
  • - AND DURING HIS ONETERM, IT'S WHILE JOHN
  • 00:31:21.236 --> 00:31:23.439
  • QUINCY ADAMS ISSERVING HIS LAST TERM.
  • 00:31:23.505 --> 00:31:25.874
  • AND JOHN QUINCY ADAMSIS THE LEADER OF THE
  • 00:31:25.941 --> 00:31:28.043
  • ANTI-SLAVERY MOVEMENT.
  • 00:31:28.110 --> 00:31:29.511
  • AND LINCOLN AT THIS POINTHAS ALREADY SAID SOME
  • 00:31:29.578 --> 00:31:31.213
  • THINGS THAT WOULDSEEMINGLY BE
  • 00:31:31.280 --> 00:31:32.681
  • ANTI-SLAVERY, BUT IT'SCERTAINLY NOT AS STRONG
  • 00:31:32.748 --> 00:31:34.917
  • AS HE WOULD BELATER IN LIFE.
  • 00:31:34.984 --> 00:31:36.618
  • BUT WHILE HE'S INCONGRESS, HE LISTENS TO
  • 00:31:36.685 --> 00:31:40.255
  • JOHN QUINCY ADAMS GETTINGUP AND GIVING THESE
  • 00:31:40.322 --> 00:31:42.024
  • IMPASSIONED SPEECHESABOUT THE EVILS OF
  • 00:31:42.091 --> 00:31:44.159
  • SLAVERY, AND WHAT WESHOULD DO, AND HOW WE
  • 00:31:44.226 --> 00:31:45.527
  • SHOULD END IT. JOHN QUINCYADAMS, NO DOUBT,
  • 00:31:45.594 --> 00:31:48.030
  • HAS AN INFLUENCE ONABRAHAM LINCOLN.
  • 00:31:48.097 --> 00:31:50.065
  • - ABRAHAM LINCOLN BECAMEA PALLBEARER FOR
  • 00:31:50.132 --> 00:31:52.534
  • JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WHENJOHN-- I MEAN OF ALL THE
  • 00:31:52.601 --> 00:31:54.803
  • FAMOUS-- HE'S A PRESIDENTOF THE UNITED STATES;
  • 00:31:54.870 --> 00:31:58.007
  • BEFORE THIS, HE'SA U.S. SENATOR,
  • 00:31:58.073 --> 00:31:59.641
  • HE'S A FOREIGN DIPLOMAT TOFIVE DIFFERENT NATIONS,
  • 00:31:59.708 --> 00:32:01.377
  • SECRETARY OF STATE,HE'S ENDED WARS.
  • 00:32:01.443 --> 00:32:04.046
  • HE CAN GET ANYBODY INTHE WORLD TO BE HIS
  • 00:32:04.113 --> 00:32:05.714
  • PALLBEARER, AND THISYOUNG FRESHMAN KID,
  • 00:32:05.781 --> 00:32:08.183
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN, THATNOBODY EVEN KNOWS ABOUT
  • 00:32:08.250 --> 00:32:10.519
  • IS THE PALLBEARER BECAUSETHE CONNECTION THAT'S
  • 00:32:10.586 --> 00:32:12.955
  • ALREADY BEEN FORMED THERE.
  • 00:32:13.022 --> 00:32:14.490
  • - OVER ANTI-SLAVERYSENTIMENT.
  • 00:32:14.556 --> 00:32:16.392
  • - BUT AGAIN, IT'S THEFAITH OF THESE GUYS
  • 00:32:16.458 --> 00:32:18.227
  • MOTIVATED THEM TODO WHAT THEY DO.
  • 00:32:18.293 --> 00:32:20.562
  • YOU SEE, THEN ABRAHAMLINCOLN IS INFLUENCED BY
  • 00:32:20.629 --> 00:32:23.265
  • THESE GUYS OF FAITHTO DO WHAT HE DOES.
  • 00:32:23.332 --> 00:32:25.934
  • IT'S AMAZING WHEN YOUSEE THE BIG PICTURE
  • 00:32:26.001 --> 00:32:27.970
  • FULL STORY HOWGOD REALLY KIND OF
  • 00:32:28.037 --> 00:32:30.372
  • WEAVED THINGS TOGETHER.
  • 00:32:30.439 --> 00:32:32.007
  • - LET'S TAKE ANOTHER ONEBECAUSE LINCOLN, IN THE
  • 00:32:32.074 --> 00:32:34.009
  • MIDDLE OF THE CIVIL WAR,I MEAN HE'S GOT MILITARY
  • 00:32:34.076 --> 00:32:36.745
  • PROBLEMS. MC CLELLAN'S ABIG PAIN. HE HAS TO GET
  • 00:32:36.812 --> 00:32:38.947
  • RID OF MC CLELLAN ANDGET U.S. GRANT IN THERE.
  • 00:32:39.014 --> 00:32:41.083
  • HE'S ALSO GOT ALOT OF POLITICAL
  • 00:32:41.150 --> 00:32:42.584
  • PROBLEMS IN CONGRESS.
  • 00:32:42.651 --> 00:32:44.019
  • SO HE REACHES IN TO ONEOF HIS MAJOR GENERALS,
  • 00:32:44.086 --> 00:32:46.755
  • WHICH IS THATGUY RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:32:46.822 --> 00:32:48.490
  • JAMES A. GARFIELD WASA HERO, A WAR HERO.
  • 00:32:48.557 --> 00:32:52.294
  • AND LINCOLN, IN THEMIDDLE OF CIVIL WAR,
  • 00:32:52.361 --> 00:32:54.763
  • SAYS HELP BACK HEREIN CONGRESS.
  • 00:32:54.830 --> 00:32:56.498
  • SO THIS MAN COMES BACKTO CONGRESS, HELPS.
  • 00:32:56.565 --> 00:32:59.068
  • HE THEN IS KEY IN PASSINGTHE FIRST 23 CIVIL RIGHTS
  • 00:32:59.134 --> 00:33:02.905
  • LAWS IN AMERICA BECAUSEWE DO END UP ABOLISHING
  • 00:33:02.971 --> 00:33:05.307
  • SLAVERY, LINCOLN, THE 13THAMENDMENT, THEN 23 LAWS
  • 00:33:05.374 --> 00:33:08.010
  • GET PASSED, ALL SORTS OFEQUALITY, SO HE'S A KEY
  • 00:33:08.077 --> 00:33:12.081
  • GUY. AND HE ACTUALLY HELPSFOUND ONE OF THE FIRST
  • 00:33:12.147 --> 00:33:13.882
  • BLACK UNIVERSITIESIN AMERICA.
  • 00:33:13.949 --> 00:33:15.551
  • BUT IT'S INTERESTING THATTHIS GUY, BEFORE HE WAS A
  • 00:33:15.617 --> 00:33:18.821
  • MILITARY OFFICER, WAS APREACHER OF THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:33:18.887 --> 00:33:21.957
  • YOU'VE GOT AN INTERESTINGLETTER THERE, TIM.
  • 00:33:22.024 --> 00:33:23.992
  • - YEAH, SO THIS IS ALETTER FROM GARFIELD, AND
  • 00:33:24.059 --> 00:33:26.295
  • IN THIS LETTER, HE'SRECOUNTING THAT HE HAD
  • 00:33:26.361 --> 00:33:27.930
  • JUST FINISHED PREACHINGAT A REVIVAL SERVICE.
  • 00:33:27.996 --> 00:33:30.065
  • AND WHAT HE SAYS IN THISLETTER IS THAT HE HAD
  • 00:33:30.132 --> 00:33:32.434
  • PREACHED 19 DISCOURSES.
  • 00:33:32.501 --> 00:33:34.536
  • - SO 19 SERMONS.- SO 19 SERMONS.
  • 00:33:34.603 --> 00:33:36.572
  • HE SAYS THERE WERE34 ADDITIONS, MEANING
  • 00:33:36.638 --> 00:33:38.841
  • 34 PEOPLE GOT SAVED.
  • 00:33:38.907 --> 00:33:40.576
  • HE SAYS, AND I BAPTIZED31 OF THEM BY EMERSION.
  • 00:33:40.642 --> 00:33:43.812
  • SO YOU HAVE A GUY WHO,MILITARY OFFICER, RIGHT,
  • 00:33:43.879 --> 00:33:47.783
  • GONNA GO ON AND BE APRESIDENT, WHO IS ALSO A
  • 00:33:47.850 --> 00:33:50.052
  • PREACHER, WHO'S LEADINGPEOPLE TO CHRIST,
  • 00:33:50.119 --> 00:33:52.054
  • BAPTIZING THEM.
  • 00:33:52.121 --> 00:33:54.089
  • I DON'T KNOW MANYPRESIDENTS THAT HAVE DONE
  • 00:33:54.156 --> 00:33:56.391
  • BAPTISMAL SERVICES, BUTCERTAINLY AGAIN, AS WE'RE
  • 00:33:56.458 --> 00:33:59.094
  • TALKING ABOUT THE FAITHOF OUR NATION, RIGHT, OUR
  • 00:33:59.161 --> 00:34:01.063
  • HERITAGE, OUR HIDDENHISTORY, IT REALLY IS
  • 00:34:01.130 --> 00:34:03.232
  • AMAZING THE CHRISTIANHERITAGE IS THERE.
  • 00:34:03.298 --> 00:34:05.100
  • - SO YOU LOOK ACROSS THISERA, THE SECOND MYTH
  • 00:34:05.167 --> 00:34:08.203
  • IS THAT ABRAHAM LINCOLNIS PRO-SLAVERY, THEREFORE
  • 00:34:08.270 --> 00:34:10.806
  • LET'S PROTEST AND TEARDOWN STATUTE EVERYWHERE.
  • 00:34:10.873 --> 00:34:12.875
  • WRONG. DEAD WRONG.
  • 00:34:12.941 --> 00:34:14.576
  • NOT ONLY IS HEANTI-SLAVERY, HE'S A BIG
  • 00:34:14.643 --> 00:34:17.045
  • GOD GUY AS HE GROWSTHROUGH LIFE, AS WAS
  • 00:34:17.112 --> 00:34:19.748
  • JOHN QUINCY ADAMS ANDWAS JAMES A. GARFIELD.
  • 00:34:19.815 --> 00:34:22.417
  • - SURE. THERE'S ANOTHERASPECT WE DON'T GET EITHER,
  • 00:34:22.484 --> 00:34:24.386
  • AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE THATI MENTION THIS TO YOU
  • 00:34:24.453 --> 00:34:25.854
  • GUYS TO INSPIRE YOU, ANDTHAT IS HOW BRILLIANT
  • 00:34:25.921 --> 00:34:27.356
  • THESE PEOPLE WERE.
  • 00:34:27.422 --> 00:34:28.624
  • THIS GENTLEMAN, JAMESGARFIELD, HE ACTUALLY
  • 00:34:28.690 --> 00:34:30.559
  • DEVELOPED, IN ADDITIONTO BEING A GENERAL, AND A
  • 00:34:30.626 --> 00:34:32.528
  • PREACHER, AND APRESIDENT, AND SO ON,
  • 00:34:32.594 --> 00:34:34.329
  • HE ACTUALLY DEVELOPEDA PROOF FOR THE
  • 00:34:34.396 --> 00:34:36.698
  • PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM.
  • 00:34:36.765 --> 00:34:39.034
  • NOW THAT'S ONE OF THEGREAT MATHEMATICAL
  • 00:34:39.101 --> 00:34:41.003
  • QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVESINCE THE ANCIENT GREEK
  • 00:34:41.069 --> 00:34:42.771
  • WORLD. HE DEVELOPED ANADDITIONAL PROOF FOR IT
  • 00:34:42.838 --> 00:34:45.607
  • TO WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE.
  • 00:34:45.674 --> 00:34:48.177
  • THAT WAS INHIS SPARE TIME.
  • 00:34:48.243 --> 00:34:49.678
  • BY THE WAY, HE WASCOMPLETELY SELF-EDUCATED.
  • 00:34:49.745 --> 00:34:51.346
  • THIS WAS NOT A MANWHO WENT TO HARVARD.
  • 00:34:51.413 --> 00:34:52.948
  • - HE GREW UP IN A LOGCABIN. HE'S THE LAST
  • 00:34:53.015 --> 00:34:54.983
  • AMERICAN PRESIDENTBORN IN A LOG CABIN.
  • 00:34:55.050 --> 00:34:56.752
  • - EXACTLY. BUT HE'S STUDYINGSO AGGRESSIVELY BECAUSE
  • 00:34:56.818 --> 00:34:58.620
  • HE WANTS TO SERVE GOD WITHHIS INTELLECT THAT HE'S
  • 00:34:58.687 --> 00:35:00.756
  • ACTUALLY CONFIRMING GREEKTHEORIES OF MATHEMATICS.
  • 00:35:00.822 --> 00:35:03.992
  • SO I WANT YOU TO BE AWARETHAT IF YOU HEAR THESE
  • 00:35:04.059 --> 00:35:05.761
  • GUYS WERE BORN IN LOGCABINS, OR YOU HEAR THAT
  • 00:35:05.827 --> 00:35:07.763
  • THEY WERE SELF-EDUCATED,DON'T PUT THAT DOWN.
  • 00:35:07.829 --> 00:35:10.332
  • THEY WERE BRILLIANTPEOPLE. LINCOLN INCLUDED.
  • 00:35:10.399 --> 00:35:12.434
  • AND THE ACCOMPLISHMENTSOF THESE TWO
  • 00:35:12.501 --> 00:35:14.136
  • ARE PRETTY STUNNING.
  • 00:35:14.203 --> 00:35:15.637
  • - SO WE'VE GONE THROUGHAND SEEN THAT THAT SECOND
  • 00:35:15.704 --> 00:35:17.940
  • PREMISE OUT THERE THATLINCOLN IS PRO-SLAVERY
  • 00:35:18.006 --> 00:35:20.275
  • IS NOT ACCURATE. HEWAS ANTI-SLAVERY.
  • 00:35:20.342 --> 00:35:22.644
  • AND ANY NOTION THAT,LIKE THE FOUNDING
  • 00:35:22.711 --> 00:35:25.080
  • FATHERS, THESE GUYS WEREATHEISTS, AGNOSTICS, NOT
  • 00:35:25.147 --> 00:35:27.282
  • RELIGIOUS, "THEY'REPRESIDENTS; THEY'VE
  • 00:35:27.349 --> 00:35:29.117
  • GOT TO BE SECULAR."NO. NOT SO. THESE GUYS
  • 00:35:29.184 --> 00:35:31.787
  • SERVED GOD WITH THEIRHEART AND THEIR MIND.
  • 00:35:31.853 --> 00:35:33.989
  • THEY WERE BRILLIANT GUYS.
  • 00:35:34.056 --> 00:35:35.524
  • SO LET'S KIND OF MOVE OUTOF THIS, AND LET'S MOVE
  • 00:35:35.591 --> 00:35:37.693
  • INTO ANOTHER BIG ERAOF AMERICAN HISTORY.
  • 00:35:37.759 --> 00:35:40.229
  • THAT'S THE WORLD WAR IIERA, BECAUSE NOW WE'RE
  • 00:35:40.295 --> 00:35:42.998
  • INTO MODERN ERA WHERE WEREALLY THINK GOVERNMENT
  • 00:35:43.065 --> 00:35:44.833
  • IS SUPPOSEDTO BE SECULAR.
  • 00:35:44.900 --> 00:35:46.034
  • THAT'S CERTAINLYWHAT WE HEAR TODAY.
  • 00:35:46.101 --> 00:35:47.569
  • AND WE LOOK BACK TO WORLDWAR II AND THAT'S KIND OF
  • 00:35:47.636 --> 00:35:49.471
  • SECULAR AS WE LOOK AT IT.
  • 00:35:49.538 --> 00:35:51.640
  • BUT THAT'S NOT REALLYTHE WAY AMERICAN HISTORY
  • 00:35:51.707 --> 00:35:53.308
  • WORKS. SO LET'S GO TO ADIFFERENT PART OF THE STUDIO.
  • 00:35:53.375 --> 00:35:55.010
  • - LET'S DO IT.
  • 00:35:55.077 --> 00:35:56.378
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:35:56.445 --> 00:36:01.783
  • - OKAY, WE'VE COVEREDSOME IN THE AMERICAN
  • 00:36:01.850 --> 00:36:03.785
  • FOUNDING, THE AMERICANREVOLUTION, WE WENT OVER
  • 00:36:03.852 --> 00:36:05.287
  • TO THE CIVIL WAR ANDLOOKED AT A LOT OF THAT
  • 00:36:05.354 --> 00:36:07.256
  • ERA. WE COME MORE TOCONTEMPORARY AMERICA, AND
  • 00:36:07.322 --> 00:36:10.425
  • BASED ON THE EXPERIENCESWE HAVE, BASED ON SO MUCH
  • 00:36:10.492 --> 00:36:13.095
  • OF WHAT WE SEE INEDUCATION, WE TEACH NOT
  • 00:36:13.161 --> 00:36:14.596
  • THE FAITH OF THESE GUYS.
  • 00:36:14.663 --> 00:36:16.932
  • WE'VE COME TO BELIEVETHAT GOVERNMENT REALLY IS
  • 00:36:16.999 --> 00:36:18.934
  • SUPPOSED TO BE ASECULAR KIND OF A PLACE.
  • 00:36:19.001 --> 00:36:21.270
  • YOU DON'T WANT KIDSSAYING GOD AT GRADUATION
  • 00:36:21.336 --> 00:36:22.904
  • OR TO BE SEEN IN PUBLIC,SO WE SQUELCH FAITH
  • 00:36:22.971 --> 00:36:25.707
  • EVERYWHERE, AND WE ASSUMETHAT GOVERNMENT IS
  • 00:36:25.774 --> 00:36:28.543
  • TO BE SOMETHING SECULAR.
  • 00:36:28.610 --> 00:36:30.145
  • BUT LET ME TAKE USBACK A LITTLE BIT.
  • 00:36:30.212 --> 00:36:31.947
  • WE HAVE THESEPRESIDENTS BEHIND US.
  • 00:36:32.014 --> 00:36:34.216
  • YOU HAVE FRANKLINROOSEVELT, YOU HAVE
  • 00:36:34.283 --> 00:36:36.218
  • HARRY TRUMAN, YOUHAVE EISENHOWER,
  • 00:36:36.285 --> 00:36:38.020
  • DWIGHT EISENHOWER.
  • 00:36:38.086 --> 00:36:39.955
  • THESE THREE WERE ALLINVOLVED IN REALLY
  • 00:36:40.022 --> 00:36:43.191
  • KIND OF A SAVED THEWORLD, WORLD WAR II.
  • 00:36:43.258 --> 00:36:46.094
  • AND AS YOU LOOK AT THESEGUYS, I WANT TO TAKE YOU
  • 00:36:46.161 --> 00:36:47.629
  • THROUGH A FEW THINGS OFWORLD WAR II BECAUSE YOU
  • 00:36:47.696 --> 00:36:50.165
  • START WITH PEARL HARBOR.
  • 00:36:50.232 --> 00:36:52.301
  • DECEMBER THE 7TH 1941.
  • 00:36:52.367 --> 00:36:55.370
  • NOBODY EXPECTS IT, ANDWE GET WHACKED WITH A
  • 00:36:55.437 --> 00:36:58.273
  • SURPRISE ATTACK,KILLS 3.000 AMERICANS.
  • 00:36:58.340 --> 00:37:00.409
  • EVERYONE IS SHOCKED.
  • 00:37:00.475 --> 00:37:02.344
  • THERE WAS NO WARNINGS.
  • 00:37:02.411 --> 00:37:04.146
  • MATTER OF FACT, THEDIPLOMATS, JAPANESE
  • 00:37:04.212 --> 00:37:05.881
  • DIPLOMATS IN DC WERESUPPOSED TO BE ANNOUNCING
  • 00:37:05.947 --> 00:37:07.716
  • THIS BEFORE THE ATTACKHAPPENED; IT DIDN'T
  • 00:37:07.783 --> 00:37:09.484
  • HAPPEN, SO IT WAS ATREACHEROUS ATTACK, AS
  • 00:37:09.551 --> 00:37:11.820
  • PRESIDENT ROOSEVELTCALLED IT "A DAY THAT
  • 00:37:11.887 --> 00:37:14.122
  • WILL LIVE IN INFAMY."
  • 00:37:14.189 --> 00:37:15.924
  • WELL, FROM THAT POINT,YOU GO OVER THE NEXT FOUR
  • 00:37:15.991 --> 00:37:19.661
  • DAYS, THERE ARE SIXDECLARATIONS OF WAR
  • 00:37:19.728 --> 00:37:22.230
  • BECAUSE WE DECLARE WAR ONJAPAN; JAPAN DECLARES WAR
  • 00:37:22.297 --> 00:37:24.666
  • ON US; AND HITLER SAYS,WELL, IF YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:37:24.733 --> 00:37:26.635
  • AFTER MY FRIEND TOJO,I'M GOING AFTER YOU GUYS.
  • 00:37:26.702 --> 00:37:28.837
  • AND WE SAY, ALL RIGHT,WE'RE GOING AFTER HITLER.
  • 00:37:28.904 --> 00:37:30.339
  • AND THEN MUSSOLINI SAYSIF YOU'RE GOING AFTER MY
  • 00:37:30.405 --> 00:37:32.474
  • FRIENDS TOJO AND HITLER,I'M GOING AFTER YOU.
  • 00:37:32.541 --> 00:37:34.743
  • ALL RIGHT, WE'LLGO AFTER YOU.
  • 00:37:34.810 --> 00:37:36.211
  • SO IN FOUR DAYS, SIXDECLARATIONS OF WAR.
  • 00:37:36.278 --> 00:37:38.213
  • AND THEN THREE WEEKSLATER, PRESIDENT
  • 00:37:38.280 --> 00:37:40.716
  • ROOSEVELT HAS TO GIVETHE STATE OF THE UNION
  • 00:37:40.782 --> 00:37:43.118
  • ADDRESS. AND SO AMERICA ISNOW AT A TIME OF WAR,
  • 00:37:43.185 --> 00:37:46.621
  • STILL A LOT OF SHOCKWITH WHAT'S HAPPENED.
  • 00:37:46.688 --> 00:37:48.557
  • WE'VE NOT RECOVEREDANYWHERE CLOSE AT PEARL
  • 00:37:48.623 --> 00:37:50.058
  • HARBOR ALL THE DEATHS.
  • 00:37:50.125 --> 00:37:51.960
  • AND I WANT YOU TO HEARWHAT THE PRESIDENT TELLS
  • 00:37:52.027 --> 00:37:54.463
  • THE NATION ON HISTELEVISED STATE OF THE
  • 00:37:54.529 --> 00:37:57.499
  • UNION ADDRESS. LISTEN TO THIS.
  • 00:37:57.566 --> 00:38:00.035
  • - PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT:THE WORLD IS TOO SMALL
  • 00:38:00.702 --> 00:38:03.038
  • TO PROVIDE ADEQUATELIVING ROOM FOR BOTH
  • 00:38:03.105 --> 00:38:06.742
  • HITLER AND GOD.
  • 00:38:06.808 --> 00:38:09.911
  • IN PROOF OF THAT, THE NAZISHAVE NOW ANNOUNCED THEIR PLAN
  • 00:38:09.978 --> 00:38:14.483
  • FOR ENFORCING THEIR NEWGERMAN PAGAN RELIGION ALL
  • 00:38:14.549 --> 00:38:19.654
  • OVER THE WORLD, THE PLANBY WHICH THE HOLY BIBLE
  • 00:38:19.721 --> 00:38:23.992
  • AND THE CROSS OF MERCYWOULD BE DISPLACED BY
  • 00:38:24.059 --> 00:38:28.163
  • MEIN KAMPF AND THE SWASTIKAAND THE NAKED SWORD.
  • 00:38:28.230 --> 00:38:32.567
  • - CATCH THAT CONTRAST.
  • 00:38:32.634 --> 00:38:34.569
  • HITLER VERSUS GOD,AND HITLER HAS A PAGAN
  • 00:38:34.636 --> 00:38:38.607
  • RELIGION, AND HE WANTSMEIN KAMPF TO REPLACE THE
  • 00:38:38.673 --> 00:38:42.010
  • BIBLE, AND HE WANTS THESWASTIKA AND THE NAKED
  • 00:38:42.077 --> 00:38:45.380
  • SWORD TO REPLACETHE CROSS OF MERCY.
  • 00:38:45.447 --> 00:38:48.016
  • NOW, INTERESTINGLY, THISIS AN ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION
  • 00:38:48.083 --> 00:38:51.753
  • OF MEIN KAMPFSIGNED BY HITLER.
  • 00:38:51.820 --> 00:38:54.189
  • SO THIS IS ESSENTIALLYHIS BIBLE FOR HIS PAGAN
  • 00:38:54.256 --> 00:38:56.992
  • RELIGION, AND HEREPRESIDENT ROOSEVELT-- AND
  • 00:38:57.058 --> 00:39:00.262
  • NO ONE THINKS OF HIMAS A CHRISTIAN TODAY.
  • 00:39:00.328 --> 00:39:02.063
  • OF COURSE, HE WAS.
  • 00:39:02.130 --> 00:39:03.598
  • BUT NO ONETHINKS THAT WAY.
  • 00:39:03.665 --> 00:39:05.100
  • AND HE'S TALKING TO THENATION, MAKING THIS A
  • 00:39:05.167 --> 00:39:07.202
  • CLEAR SPIRITUAL CONFLICT,AND AS A RESULT OF WHAT
  • 00:39:07.269 --> 00:39:10.806
  • HE SAID IN THAT SPEECH,WE CAME OUT WITH A
  • 00:39:10.872 --> 00:39:12.974
  • GOVERNMENT PRINTINGTHIS POSTER RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:39:13.041 --> 00:39:15.010
  • THIS IS PRINTEDBY THE GOVERNMENT.
  • 00:39:15.076 --> 00:39:16.611
  • IT SAYS "THIS IS THEENEMY", AND YOU SEE THE
  • 00:39:16.678 --> 00:39:20.348
  • NAZI SWASTIKA, THE NAKEDSWORD STABBING THE BIBLE.
  • 00:39:20.415 --> 00:39:24.586
  • IT SAYS AT THE BOTTOM, PRINTEDU.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING
  • 00:39:24.653 --> 00:39:27.656
  • OFFICE. LOOK AT THE CONTRAST.WE'RE SAYING, THE U.S.
  • 00:39:27.722 --> 00:39:29.825
  • GOVERNMENT IS PRINTINGPOSTERS THAT SAY GUYS,
  • 00:39:29.891 --> 00:39:32.294
  • ANYTHING THAT ATTACKSTHE BIBLE IS THE ENEMY.
  • 00:39:32.360 --> 00:39:35.430
  • - YOU HAVE A LOT OF THESERELIGIOUS POSTERS THAT
  • 00:39:35.497 --> 00:39:38.266
  • ALL CAME FROM THEGOVERNMENT PRINTING
  • 00:39:38.333 --> 00:39:40.669
  • OFFICE, SO WE WEREN'TAFRAID TO INDICATE THAT
  • 00:39:40.735 --> 00:39:43.438
  • WE BELIEVED INFAITH AND RELIGION.
  • 00:39:43.505 --> 00:39:45.407
  • - WELL, THIS IS A VERYVERY IMPORTANT POINT.
  • 00:39:45.474 --> 00:39:47.142
  • IN THE SAME WAY THATWE HAVE TO GO BACK AND
  • 00:39:47.209 --> 00:39:48.777
  • REALIZE THAT OUR AMERICANREVOLUTION WAS VIEWED BY
  • 00:39:48.844 --> 00:39:51.079
  • THE MINUTE MEN AND BYTHE PATRIOTS AS BEING A
  • 00:39:51.146 --> 00:39:54.049
  • SPIRITUAL WAR, A WARABOUT RELIGIOUS ISSUES,
  • 00:39:54.115 --> 00:39:56.218
  • AND WE CAN TALK ABOUTTHAT ANOTHER TIME.
  • 00:39:56.284 --> 00:39:57.853
  • WORLD WAR II IS WITHOUTQUESTION VIEWED BY THE
  • 00:39:57.919 --> 00:39:59.955
  • LEADERS AND BY THEPEOPLE AS A CONFLICT OF
  • 00:40:00.021 --> 00:40:02.424
  • RELIGIONS. NOT ONLY DID FDRSAY LOOK, THIS IS PAGANISM.
  • 00:40:02.491 --> 00:40:06.461
  • THE WORLD'S NOT BIGENOUGH FOR BOTH A
  • 00:40:06.528 --> 00:40:08.396
  • CHRISTIAN VISION ANDPAGANISM AS HITLER
  • 00:40:08.463 --> 00:40:10.198
  • EXEMPLIFIES IT.
  • 00:40:10.265 --> 00:40:11.833
  • WINSTON CHURCHILLPICKED UP THIS LANGUAGE.
  • 00:40:11.900 --> 00:40:13.702
  • HE TALKED ABOUT NAZISMBEING DARK AS PAGANISM, AND
  • 00:40:13.768 --> 00:40:17.205
  • HE WOULD TALK ABOUT HOWTHE CHRISTIAN NATIONS
  • 00:40:17.272 --> 00:40:20.008
  • NEED TO RALLY TODEFEAT THIS PAGANISM.
  • 00:40:20.075 --> 00:40:22.310
  • THIS WASN'T BACK500 YEARS AGO.
  • 00:40:22.377 --> 00:40:24.346
  • THIS WAS 1939, 1940,1941, SO THAT'S HOW THEY
  • 00:40:24.412 --> 00:40:28.884
  • THOUGHT. YOU DON'THEAR THAT VERY MUCH.
  • 00:40:28.950 --> 00:40:30.285
  • YOU DON'T SEE IT IN THETEXT BOOKS, BUT THE FACT
  • 00:40:30.352 --> 00:40:32.120
  • IS THEY SAW THIS AS AWAR BETWEEN RANK, RACIST
  • 00:40:32.187 --> 00:40:35.657
  • PAGANISM AND THECHRISTIAN NATIONS.
  • 00:40:35.724 --> 00:40:38.426
  • IT CHANGES OUR UNDERSTANDINGOF WORLD WAR II.
  • 00:40:38.493 --> 00:40:40.295
  • - AND IT'S INTERESTINGTHAT WHAT HAPPENED WAS
  • 00:40:40.362 --> 00:40:42.364
  • THEY WOULD-- IF YOU WENTIN THE ARMY, THEY GAVE
  • 00:40:42.430 --> 00:40:44.399
  • YOU A LITTLE BOOK SAYINGTHIS IS THE ARMY, AND IT
  • 00:40:44.466 --> 00:40:46.268
  • WENT THROUGH ALLTHE GUIDELINES.
  • 00:40:46.334 --> 00:40:47.569
  • HERE'S HOW YOU GET YOURCHECKS SENT HOME, HERE'S
  • 00:40:47.636 --> 00:40:49.304
  • WHAT YOU EXPECT. YOUHAVE TO GO THROUGH BOOT
  • 00:40:49.371 --> 00:40:51.239
  • CAMP AND LEARN STUFF.
  • 00:40:51.306 --> 00:40:52.874
  • BUT THEY ALSO GAVE EVERYAMERICAN RECRUIT ONE OF
  • 00:40:52.941 --> 00:40:56.378
  • THESE. NOW THESE ARE ALLBIBLES, AND THEY'RE
  • 00:40:56.444 --> 00:40:58.446
  • A LITTLE DIFFERENT.
  • 00:40:58.513 --> 00:40:59.748
  • THIS ONE IS CALLED THEHEART SHIELD BIBLE.
  • 00:40:59.814 --> 00:41:03.451
  • IF YOU CAN HEAR THE SOUNDOF THAT, IT'S A STEEL
  • 00:41:03.518 --> 00:41:05.720
  • PLATE ON THE FRONT OF IT.
  • 00:41:05.787 --> 00:41:07.055
  • IT SAYS MAY THISKEEP YOU FROM HARM.
  • 00:41:07.122 --> 00:41:08.924
  • IT'S A BIBLE.RECRUITS GOT THAT.
  • 00:41:08.990 --> 00:41:10.525
  • THEY KEPT IT IN THEIRBREAST POCKET RIGHT HERE
  • 00:41:10.592 --> 00:41:12.027
  • OVER THEIR HEART.
  • 00:41:12.093 --> 00:41:13.695
  • I HAVE TALKED TO GUYSIN WORLD WAR II THAT
  • 00:41:13.762 --> 00:41:16.231
  • BULLETS HIT THAT, DIDNOT PENETRATE THE STEEL,
  • 00:41:16.298 --> 00:41:18.400
  • SAVED THEIR LIFE.
  • 00:41:18.466 --> 00:41:19.734
  • ONE GUY TOLD ME ACTUALLYTHE BULLET CAME PARTWAY
  • 00:41:19.801 --> 00:41:21.703
  • OUT THE BACK, SO IT HITHIS CHEST AND BRUISED
  • 00:41:21.770 --> 00:41:23.672
  • HIM, BUT IT DIDN'TGO THROUGH THE BIBLE.
  • 00:41:23.738 --> 00:41:25.674
  • SO IT LITERALLYSAVED THE LIVES.
  • 00:41:25.740 --> 00:41:27.242
  • AND IT'S INTERESTINGIN THE INSIDE OF THESE
  • 00:41:27.309 --> 00:41:28.843
  • BIBLES, LIKE HERE'S ONE,YOU OPEN IT UP, AND ON
  • 00:41:28.910 --> 00:41:31.913
  • THE INSIDE IT HAS THEAMERICAN FLAG, AND IT HAS
  • 00:41:31.980 --> 00:41:36.084
  • A LETTER FROM FRANKLINROOSEVELT SAYING GUYS,
  • 00:41:36.151 --> 00:41:38.820
  • READ THE BIBLE.WE'RE AT WAR.
  • 00:41:38.887 --> 00:41:41.790
  • GET INTO GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:41:41.856 --> 00:41:43.825
  • THIS IS WHAT THEYGAVE AT THE ARMY.
  • 00:41:43.892 --> 00:41:45.493
  • AND HERE IS WHAT THEYGAVE TO THE NAVY.
  • 00:41:45.560 --> 00:41:47.963
  • AND THE NAVY, YOU OPENIT UP, AND IT'S GOT FDR'S
  • 00:41:48.029 --> 00:41:50.098
  • LETTER IN THERE, BUT THEDIFFERENCE IS IT HAS A
  • 00:41:50.165 --> 00:41:53.134
  • CHRISTIAN FLAGFLYING HIGHER THAN
  • 00:41:53.201 --> 00:41:55.370
  • THE AMERICAN FLAG.
  • 00:41:55.437 --> 00:41:57.672
  • NOW, IF YOU SHOWED THATTO AMERICA, THEY'D SAY
  • 00:41:57.739 --> 00:42:00.208
  • WHOA, YOU CAN'T DO THAT!
  • 00:42:00.275 --> 00:42:01.710
  • - IT SEEMS TO VIOLATEFLAG CODE, RIGHT?
  • 00:42:01.776 --> 00:42:03.144
  • NOTHING FLIES HIGHER THANTHE AMERICAN FLAG.
  • 00:42:03.211 --> 00:42:05.614
  • - WELL, INTERESTINGLY,LOOK AT THIS FOOTAGE
  • 00:42:05.680 --> 00:42:07.682
  • FROM WORLD WAR II.OH, LOOK THERE.
  • 00:42:07.749 --> 00:42:10.118
  • THE CHRISTIAN FLAG ISFLYING HIGHER THAN THE
  • 00:42:10.185 --> 00:42:11.686
  • AMERICAN FLAG. IN THEFLAG CODE, U.S. NAVY,
  • 00:42:11.753 --> 00:42:14.756
  • WHEN YOU HAVE THECALL FOR DIVINE SERVICE,
  • 00:42:14.823 --> 00:42:17.459
  • GOD GOES ABOVE COUNTRY,AND THAT'S STILL IN THE
  • 00:42:17.525 --> 00:42:20.395
  • FLAG CODE TO THIS DAY.
  • 00:42:20.462 --> 00:42:23.231
  • SO WE DON'T RECOGNIZETHAT, BUT WE STILL
  • 00:42:23.298 --> 00:42:25.834
  • ACKNOWLEDGE THAT GOD GOESABOVE COUNTRY, AND WE
  • 00:42:25.900 --> 00:42:28.236
  • THINK WELL GOVERNMENT'SSUPPOSED TO BE SECULAR.
  • 00:42:28.303 --> 00:42:30.171
  • WELL, AS WE GET ALL THESERECRUITS COMING IN AND
  • 00:42:30.238 --> 00:42:32.507
  • OUT, WE'RE GEARING UP FORWAR, AND WE'RE TURNING
  • 00:42:32.574 --> 00:42:35.143
  • OUT BOMBERS, WE'RETURNING OUT LIBERTY
  • 00:42:35.210 --> 00:42:36.745
  • SHIPS, AND WE'RE REALLYGETTING THINGS GOING.
  • 00:42:36.811 --> 00:42:39.681
  • NOW WE RECOGNIZE AT SOMEPOINT WE'VE GOT TO
  • 00:42:39.748 --> 00:42:41.583
  • INVADE EUROPE, AND WE'REGONNA HAVE TO PUSH HITLER
  • 00:42:41.650 --> 00:42:44.653
  • BACK INTO GERMANY.
  • 00:42:44.719 --> 00:42:46.921
  • NOW, THE ONLY LOGICALINVASION POINT IS TO GO
  • 00:42:46.988 --> 00:42:49.991
  • THOSE 23 MILES ACROSSTHE ENGLISH CHANNEL,
  • 00:42:50.058 --> 00:42:51.860
  • LAUNCH THE SHIPS.
  • 00:42:51.960 --> 00:42:53.461
  • SO THE GERMANS KNOWTHAT THAT'S WHERE WE'RE
  • 00:42:53.528 --> 00:42:55.397
  • COMING, WHATWE CALL D-DAY.
  • 00:42:55.463 --> 00:42:57.632
  • SO WHEN D-DAY ISLAUNCHED, AND WE'RE NOW
  • 00:42:57.699 --> 00:43:00.301
  • PUTTING THIS MASSIVEEFFORT OF THOUSANDS OF
  • 00:43:00.368 --> 00:43:03.638
  • SHIPS AND PLANES INTOGOING AFTER HITLER, WE'RE
  • 00:43:03.705 --> 00:43:05.940
  • COMING ASHORE IN EUROPE,HE ANNOUNCES IT
  • 00:43:06.007 --> 00:43:08.743
  • TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.AND I WANT YOU TO HEAR
  • 00:43:08.810 --> 00:43:10.912
  • WHAT HE SAYS WHEN HEANNOUNCES THIS.
  • 00:43:10.979 --> 00:43:13.415
  • - PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT:MY FELLOW AMERICANS, LAST
  • 00:43:13.481 --> 00:43:16.518
  • NIGHT, WHEN I SPOKE WITHYOU ABOUT THE FALL OF
  • 00:43:16.584 --> 00:43:20.455
  • ROME, I KNEW AT THATMOMENT THAT TROOPS OF THE
  • 00:43:20.522 --> 00:43:25.960
  • UNITED STATES AND OURALLIES WERE CROSSING THE
  • 00:43:26.027 --> 00:43:28.897
  • CHANNEL IN ANOTHER ANDGREATER OPERATION.
  • 00:43:28.963 --> 00:43:33.268
  • IT HAS COME TO PASSWITH SUCCESS THUS FAR.
  • 00:43:33.334 --> 00:43:38.873
  • AND SO IN THIS POIGNANTHOUR, I ASK YOU TO JOIN
  • 00:43:38.940 --> 00:43:45.280
  • WITH ME IN PRAYER.
  • 00:43:45.346 --> 00:43:49.584
  • ALMIGHTY GOD, OUR SONS,PRIDE OF OUR NATION, THIS
  • 00:43:51.352 --> 00:43:57.659
  • DAY HAVE SET UPONTHE MIGHTY ENDEAVOR, A
  • 00:43:57.726 --> 00:44:01.529
  • STRUGGLE TO PRESERVE OURREPUBLIC, OUR RELIGION,
  • 00:44:01.596 --> 00:44:06.401
  • AND OUR CIVILIZATION, ANDTO SET FREE A SUFFERING
  • 00:44:06.468 --> 00:44:11.239
  • HUMANITY. LEAD THEMSTRAIGHT THROUGH.
  • 00:44:11.306 --> 00:44:17.245
  • GIVE STRENGTHTO THEIR ARMS.
  • 00:44:17.312 --> 00:44:20.882
  • STEADFASTNESSIN THEIR FAITH.
  • 00:44:20.949 --> 00:44:25.186
  • - THE PRESIDENT LEADSTHE NATION IN PRAYER FOR
  • 00:44:25.253 --> 00:44:28.490
  • SIX AND A HALF MINUTESFOR A LIVE MILITARY
  • 00:44:28.556 --> 00:44:31.126
  • ACTION THAT'S GOING ATTHAT VERY MOMENT.
  • 00:44:31.192 --> 00:44:34.095
  • SO AS THEY'RE INVADING,THE WHOLE NATION IS
  • 00:44:34.162 --> 00:44:35.697
  • PRAYING, AND THEPRESIDENT IS THE
  • 00:44:35.764 --> 00:44:37.332
  • CHIEF PRAYER LEADER?
  • 00:44:37.398 --> 00:44:38.900
  • I THOUGHT GOVERNMENT WASSUPPOSED TO BE SECULAR?
  • 00:44:38.967 --> 00:44:42.003
  • WELL, OUT OF THAT, IT'SINTERESTING THAT BY
  • 00:44:42.070 --> 00:44:44.839
  • CHRISTMASTIME, THAT'SWHERE WE GET INTO THE
  • 00:44:44.906 --> 00:44:46.341
  • BATTLE OF THE BULGE, THEPRESIDENTIAL CHRISTMAS
  • 00:44:46.407 --> 00:44:48.543
  • CARD FROM FDR IN 1944 ISRIGHT THERE BEHIND YOU.
  • 00:44:48.610 --> 00:44:53.782
  • YOU SEE THE PRESIDENTIALSEAL UP TOP.
  • 00:44:53.848 --> 00:44:56.384
  • THE CHRISTMAS CARDIS THE D-DAY PRAYER.
  • 00:44:56.451 --> 00:44:59.087
  • THAT WAS THE WHITE HOUSECHRISTMAS CARD IN 1944
  • 00:44:59.154 --> 00:45:02.657
  • WAS THE D-DAY PRAYER.
  • 00:45:02.724 --> 00:45:05.293
  • WELL, AS WE FINALLY GETKIND OF GERMANY BACK,
  • 00:45:05.360 --> 00:45:09.164
  • PUSHED BACK INTO THEIROWN DOMAINS AND HITLER
  • 00:45:09.230 --> 00:45:11.132
  • IS THERE, FDR DIES.
  • 00:45:11.199 --> 00:45:14.202
  • HE'S NOT THERE FORTHE END OF THE WAR,
  • 00:45:14.269 --> 00:45:15.703
  • BUT HARRY TRUMAN IS.
  • 00:45:15.770 --> 00:45:17.672
  • AND SO HARRY TRUMAN ISABLE TO OVERSEE THE END
  • 00:45:17.739 --> 00:45:20.542
  • OF THE WAR IN EUROPE ANDFINALLY GET AN END IN JAPAN.
  • 00:45:20.608 --> 00:45:23.178
  • AND WHEN WE GOT THE WARENDED, LIKE IN EUROPE,
  • 00:45:23.244 --> 00:45:26.181
  • HARRY TRUMAN, WHAT'STHE RESPONSE?
  • 00:45:26.247 --> 00:45:29.184
  • IT'S RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:45:29.250 --> 00:45:30.752
  • A PROCLAMATION TO THANKGOD, SIGNED AT THE BOTTOM
  • 00:45:30.819 --> 00:45:32.954
  • BY HARRY TRUMAN.
  • 00:45:33.021 --> 00:45:34.622
  • AND SO WHEN THIS WAR CAMETO AN END IN GERMANY,
  • 00:45:34.689 --> 00:45:37.792
  • 40 MILLION LIVES LATER,IT CAME TO AN END.
  • 00:45:37.859 --> 00:45:41.262
  • WHAT'S THE RESPONSE?
  • 00:45:41.329 --> 00:45:42.697
  • TIME TO THANK GOD THATTHIS HAS COME TO AN END.
  • 00:45:42.764 --> 00:45:45.533
  • ONE OF THE THINGSFDR DID, NOW HE WAS
  • 00:45:45.600 --> 00:45:47.135
  • PRESIDENT FOR FOUR TERMS.
  • 00:45:47.202 --> 00:45:48.670
  • NOBODY'S EVER DONE THATWHICH IS WHY THEY AMENDED
  • 00:45:48.736 --> 00:45:50.405
  • THE CONSTITUTIONFOR ONLY TWO TERMS.
  • 00:45:50.471 --> 00:45:52.307
  • HE HAD FOUR TERMS,AND EVERY YEAR ON THE
  • 00:45:52.373 --> 00:45:54.776
  • ANNIVERSARY OF HISINAUGURATION, HE WENT
  • 00:45:54.843 --> 00:45:57.478
  • BACK TO CHURCH AND HAD ARECOMMITMENT SERVICE TO
  • 00:45:57.545 --> 00:46:00.515
  • THE LORD. ONE OF THOSELETTERS IS INVITING SOME
  • 00:46:00.582 --> 00:46:03.451
  • OF HIS GENERALS TO COMETO CHURCH WITH HIM
  • 00:46:03.518 --> 00:46:05.320
  • ON HIS RECOMMITMENT.
  • 00:46:05.386 --> 00:46:06.754
  • - IS THAT ONE INVITING THEMTO GO TO SERVICE WITH HIM?
  • 00:46:06.821 --> 00:46:09.157
  • - THAT'S RIGHT. SO WHAT THEYDID IN JANUARY EVERY YEAR
  • 00:46:09.224 --> 00:46:11.526
  • ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THEINAUGURATION, THEY WENT
  • 00:46:11.593 --> 00:46:13.127
  • BACK TO CHURCH AND SAIDREDEDICATING TO GOD
  • 00:46:13.194 --> 00:46:14.963
  • AGAIN, AND FOURTERMS OF THAT.
  • 00:46:15.029 --> 00:46:17.265
  • AND THAT'S FROM HIM.
  • 00:46:17.332 --> 00:46:18.666
  • SO AS YOU GO THROUGHTHOSE PRESIDENTS,
  • 00:46:18.733 --> 00:46:20.368
  • AND YOU FINALLY GETDOWN TO EISENHOWER,
  • 00:46:20.435 --> 00:46:22.604
  • EISENHOWER WAS THEGUY RUNNING D-DAY.
  • 00:46:22.670 --> 00:46:25.006
  • HE WAS THECOMMANDER IN EUROPE.
  • 00:46:25.073 --> 00:46:27.041
  • SO AS HE BECOMESPRESIDENT, AND NOW WE'RE
  • 00:46:27.108 --> 00:46:29.711
  • OUT OF WAR, IT'S A TIMEOF PEACE, AND SO AS YOU
  • 00:46:29.777 --> 00:46:33.448
  • GET THROUGH WAR, YOU KINDOF MAYBE FORGET GOD A
  • 00:46:33.514 --> 00:46:35.650
  • LITTLE BIT. AND EISENHOWERSPECIFICALLY SAID THAT HE
  • 00:46:35.717 --> 00:46:39.787
  • WAS ON HIS WAY TO THEINAUGURATION, AND HE SAID
  • 00:46:39.854 --> 00:46:44.058
  • THAT HE'D BEEN TOCOMMUNION THAT MORNING,
  • 00:46:44.125 --> 00:46:45.927
  • AND HE THOUGHT YOU KNOW,THE NATION'S BECOMING TOO
  • 00:46:45.994 --> 00:46:48.496
  • SECULAR. WHAT CAN IDO TO SOLVE THAT?
  • 00:46:48.563 --> 00:46:51.633
  • I'M NOT A PREACHER.
  • 00:46:51.699 --> 00:46:52.934
  • I CAN'T PREACH A SERMON.
  • 00:46:53.001 --> 00:46:54.469
  • LOOK WHAT HE DID TO SOLVETHE CONCEPT OF A SECULAR
  • 00:46:54.535 --> 00:46:57.705
  • NATION ON HISINAUGURATION. WATCH THIS.
  • 00:46:57.772 --> 00:47:00.975
  • - PRESIDENT TRUMAN: MYFRIENDS, BEFORE I BEGIN
  • 00:47:01.042 --> 00:47:04.545
  • THE EXPRESSION OF THOSETHOUGHTS THAT I DEEM
  • 00:47:04.612 --> 00:47:08.483
  • APPROPRIATE TO THISMOMENT, WOULD YOU PERMIT
  • 00:47:08.549 --> 00:47:13.254
  • ME THE PRIVILEGE OFUTTERING A LITTLE PRIVATE
  • 00:47:13.321 --> 00:47:17.492
  • PRAYER OF MY OWN.
  • 00:47:17.558 --> 00:47:19.761
  • AND I ASK THAT YOUBOW YOUR HEADS.
  • 00:47:19.827 --> 00:47:23.464
  • ALMIGHTY GOD, AS WE STANDHERE AT THIS MOMENT,
  • 00:47:23.531 --> 00:47:28.670
  • MY ASSOCIATES AND MYFUTURE ASSOCIATES IN THE
  • 00:47:28.736 --> 00:47:31.472
  • EXECUTIVE BRANCH OFGOVERNMENT JOIN ME IN
  • 00:47:31.539 --> 00:47:34.242
  • BESEECHING THAT THOU WILLMAKE FULL AND COMPLETE
  • 00:47:34.309 --> 00:47:38.279
  • OUR DEDICATION TO THESERVICE OF THE PEOPLE
  • 00:47:38.346 --> 00:47:40.982
  • IN THIS THRONG
  • 00:47:41.049 --> 00:47:43.017
  • AND THEIR FELLOWCITIZENS EVERYWHERE.
  • 00:47:43.084 --> 00:47:46.120
  • GIVE US, WE PRAY, THEPOWER TO DISCERN CLEARLY
  • 00:47:46.187 --> 00:47:50.091
  • RIGHT FROM WRONG, ANDALLOW ALL OUR WORDS AND
  • 00:47:50.158 --> 00:47:54.162
  • ACTIONS TO BE GOVERNEDTHEREBY AND BY THE LAWS
  • 00:47:54.228 --> 00:47:57.999
  • OF THIS LAND.
  • 00:47:58.066 --> 00:48:00.535
  • ESPECIALLY WE PRAY THATOUR CONCERN SHALL BE
  • 00:48:00.601 --> 00:48:02.870
  • FOR ALL THE PEOPLEREGARDLESS OF STATION,
  • 00:48:02.937 --> 00:48:05.673
  • RACE OR CALLING.
  • 00:48:05.740 --> 00:48:08.509
  • MAY COOPERATION BEPERMITTED AND BE THE
  • 00:48:08.576 --> 00:48:10.912
  • MUTUAL AIM OF THOSE WHOUNDER THE CONCEPTS OF OUR
  • 00:48:10.979 --> 00:48:15.850
  • CONSTITUTION HOLD TODIFFERING POLITICAL
  • 00:48:15.917 --> 00:48:19.287
  • FAITHS SO THAT ALL MAYWORK FOR THE GOOD OF OUR
  • 00:48:19.354 --> 00:48:22.423
  • BELOVED COUNTRY ANDTHY GLORY. AMEN.
  • 00:48:22.490 --> 00:48:28.229
  • - THAT PRAYER HE PRAYEDIS ACTUALLY THIS
  • 00:48:29.764 --> 00:48:32.166
  • PRAYER RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:48:32.233 --> 00:48:33.668
  • SO THIS IS HIS ACTUALHANDWRITTEN PRAYER THAT
  • 00:48:33.735 --> 00:48:35.470
  • AS WE JUST LISTENED,HE'S READING THIS
  • 00:48:35.536 --> 00:48:37.138
  • AT HIS INAUGURATION.
  • 00:48:37.205 --> 00:48:39.307
  • - THAT'S WHAT HEWAS HOLDING THAT DAY.
  • 00:48:39.374 --> 00:48:42.043
  • - THIS IS THE ACTUALHANDWRITTEN PRAYER THAT
  • 00:48:42.110 --> 00:48:43.845
  • HE USED AT HISINAUGURATION.
  • 00:48:43.911 --> 00:48:45.713
  • AGAIN, AS WE'RE TALKINGABOUT THIS, KIND OF THE
  • 00:48:45.780 --> 00:48:48.883
  • MYTH IN THIS SECTION ISTHAT A SECULAR GOVERNMENT
  • 00:48:48.950 --> 00:48:51.052
  • IS WHAT WE'RE SUPPOSEDTO HAVE IN AMERICA.
  • 00:48:51.119 --> 00:48:53.488
  • IT'S WHAT THE FOUNDERSINTENDED, IT WORKS BEST,
  • 00:48:53.554 --> 00:48:55.156
  • WE SHOULD BE SECULAR.
  • 00:48:55.223 --> 00:48:56.858
  • WELL, THEY FOUGHT A WARTO MAKE SURE WE WEREN'T
  • 00:48:56.924 --> 00:49:00.294
  • GONNA BE SECULAR, RIGHT?
  • 00:49:00.361 --> 00:49:01.662
  • TO MAKE SURE WE WEREN'T--NOW THAT DOESN'T MEAN
  • 00:49:01.729 --> 00:49:03.364
  • THAT THESE GUYS WEREPERFECT IN WHAT THEY DID,
  • 00:49:03.431 --> 00:49:04.966
  • BUT THEY CERTAINLYWEREN'T SCARED OF
  • 00:49:05.033 --> 00:49:06.401
  • RELIGION AND ACTUALLYWORKED TO INCLUDE IT IN A
  • 00:49:06.467 --> 00:49:08.503
  • LOT OF WHAT THEY DID.
  • 00:49:08.569 --> 00:49:10.004
  • - WELL, YOU KNOW, WITHWHAT HE DID, HE SAID I
  • 00:49:10.071 --> 00:49:11.606
  • WAS CONCERNED THE NATIONWAS BECOMING TOO SECULAR,
  • 00:49:11.672 --> 00:49:13.608
  • SO NOT ONLY DOES HE LEADHIS OWN PRAYER, WHICH TRY
  • 00:49:13.674 --> 00:49:17.345
  • TO FIND A PRESIDENT DOINGTHAT, HE LEADS HIS OWN
  • 00:49:17.412 --> 00:49:19.747
  • PRAYER, HE SAYS YOU KNOWWHAT, I THINK WHAT WE
  • 00:49:19.814 --> 00:49:22.150
  • OUGHT TO DO ON THEFIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY
  • 00:49:22.216 --> 00:49:23.785
  • FEBRUARY IS START THECONGRESSIONAL PRAYER
  • 00:49:23.851 --> 00:49:25.953
  • BREAKFAST CALLED THENATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST.
  • 00:49:26.020 --> 00:49:28.056
  • THERE'S NOW ABOUT SIX TOEIGHT THOUSAND PEOPLE A
  • 00:49:28.122 --> 00:49:30.725
  • YEAR GATHER IN WASHINGTONDC ON THAT DAY.
  • 00:49:30.792 --> 00:49:32.860
  • 140 NATIONS GATHERTOGETHER TO PRAY TOGETHER.
  • 00:49:32.927 --> 00:49:36.664
  • I CANNOT TELL YOULITERALLY HOW MANY
  • 00:49:36.731 --> 00:49:38.566
  • SENATORS THAT HAVE BEENPART OF THAT WHO HAVE
  • 00:49:38.633 --> 00:49:41.069
  • SAID THE CIVIL WAR INTHIS COUNTRY WAS STOPPED
  • 00:49:41.135 --> 00:49:43.371
  • BECAUSE WE GOT THEIRLEADERS TO COME TO WASHINGTON
  • 00:49:43.438 --> 00:49:45.339
  • AND PRAY TOGETHER. SOEISENHOWER STARTED THAT.
  • 00:49:45.406 --> 00:49:48.676
  • EISENHOWER IS THE GUY WHOGOT "UNDER GOD" PUT IN
  • 00:49:48.743 --> 00:49:51.145
  • THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCEBECAUSE WE DIDN'T
  • 00:49:51.212 --> 00:49:52.480
  • HAVE IT BEFORE THAT.
  • 00:49:52.547 --> 00:49:53.981
  • HE'S THE GUY WHO SAID WHYDON'T WE CODIFY THAT
  • 00:49:54.048 --> 00:49:57.552
  • "IN GOD WE TRUST" ISOUR NATIONAL MOTTO.
  • 00:49:57.618 --> 00:49:59.620
  • AND THEN ON TOP OF THATHE SAID WE'VE GOTTEN
  • 00:49:59.687 --> 00:50:01.823
  • "IN GOD WE TRUST" ON THECOINS BUT NOT ON THE
  • 00:50:01.889 --> 00:50:04.225
  • PAPER. LET'S PUTIT ON THE PAPER.
  • 00:50:04.292 --> 00:50:05.960
  • EVERY PIECE OF MONEYCOINED IN TREASURY, LET'S
  • 00:50:06.027 --> 00:50:09.097
  • MAKE SURE IT HAS IT.
  • 00:50:09.197 --> 00:50:10.665
  • THIS IS EISENHOWER,AND HE GOES THROUGH HIS
  • 00:50:10.731 --> 00:50:12.700
  • ADMINISTRATION DOING ALLTHESE GOD THINGS TO MAKE
  • 00:50:12.767 --> 00:50:14.902
  • SURE THAT AMERICADOESN'T BECOME SECULAR.
  • 00:50:14.969 --> 00:50:17.672
  • AND TODAY THAT'S JUST NOTTHE CONCEPT WE HAVE OF
  • 00:50:17.738 --> 00:50:19.874
  • PRESIDENTS ORWHAT THEY DO.
  • 00:50:19.941 --> 00:50:21.342
  • - I WANT TO MAKE A POINTTOO BECAUSE WE'RE TALKING
  • 00:50:21.409 --> 00:50:23.511
  • ABOUT THESE MEN, THESEGREAT MEN, THEIR FAITH,
  • 00:50:23.578 --> 00:50:27.014
  • AND HOW ITSUSTAINED THEM.
  • 00:50:27.081 --> 00:50:28.516
  • AND ONE OF THE TRICKS,ONE OF THE LITTLE TRICKS
  • 00:50:28.583 --> 00:50:30.485
  • THAT ARE USED THAT'S USEDWHEN IT COMES TO SORT OF
  • 00:50:30.551 --> 00:50:33.988
  • STICKING OUR FINGER INTHE EYE OF THE FAITH OF
  • 00:50:34.055 --> 00:50:36.757
  • THESE MEN, WHEN THECRITICS WANT TO SAY THESE
  • 00:50:36.824 --> 00:50:39.260
  • GUYS WEREN'T REALLYCHRISTIANS, THEY WEREN'T
  • 00:50:39.327 --> 00:50:40.928
  • REALLY MEN OF FAITH, ANDALL THROUGHOUT HISTORY,
  • 00:50:40.995 --> 00:50:42.630
  • WHAT THEY DO IS THEY LOOKAT THE INCONSISTENCIES
  • 00:50:42.697 --> 00:50:45.032
  • THAT MIGHT BE IN THEIRPERSONAL CHARACTER.
  • 00:50:45.099 --> 00:50:47.602
  • YOU CAN ALWAYS POINT ATSOME PRESIDENT AND SAY
  • 00:50:47.668 --> 00:50:50.171
  • WELL, HE MAY HAVE SAID HEWAS A CHRISTIAN, BUT HE
  • 00:50:50.238 --> 00:50:51.772
  • DID THIS, HE DID THAT.
  • 00:50:51.839 --> 00:50:53.641
  • AND I CAN RECITE ALL OFTHAT FOR YOU AND SAVE YOU
  • 00:50:53.708 --> 00:50:55.776
  • TIME. I MEAN THERE'S NOQUESTION THAT FDR HAD AN
  • 00:50:55.843 --> 00:50:57.945
  • AFFAIR WHILE IN OFFICE.
  • 00:50:58.012 --> 00:50:59.280
  • THAT'S VERYWELL DOCUMENTED.
  • 00:50:59.347 --> 00:51:00.781
  • HARRY TRUMAN USED TOCUSS LIKE A SAILOR
  • 00:51:00.848 --> 00:51:02.316
  • AND DRINK WHISKEY.
  • 00:51:02.383 --> 00:51:03.684
  • IF THAT DIMINISHES HIMAS A CHRISTIAN, THEN YOU
  • 00:51:03.751 --> 00:51:05.386
  • NEED TO CONSIDER THAT.
  • 00:51:05.453 --> 00:51:07.421
  • PRESIDENT EISENHOWERHUMOROUSLY ONCE DECLARED
  • 00:51:07.488 --> 00:51:12.527
  • A NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYERAND FASTING AND WENT OUT
  • 00:51:12.593 --> 00:51:14.328
  • AND PLAYED GOLF. HE FORGOTWHAT THE DAY WAS.
  • 00:51:14.395 --> 00:51:16.164
  • HIS OWN DAY. SOTHESE ARE FLAWS.
  • 00:51:16.230 --> 00:51:17.965
  • WE'RE ALL SINNERS.WE'RE ALL FLAWED.
  • 00:51:18.032 --> 00:51:20.535
  • DON'T ALLOW A CRITICISMOR AN EXPOSURE OF SOME
  • 00:51:20.601 --> 00:51:24.572
  • ISSUE OF INDIVIDUALCHARACTER TO KEEP YOU
  • 00:51:24.639 --> 00:51:26.974
  • FROM RECOGNIZING WHATTHESE PEOPLE BELIEVED.
  • 00:51:27.041 --> 00:51:28.976
  • BECAUSE THEY DID BELIEVEIT, THEY DID APPLY IT TO
  • 00:51:29.043 --> 00:51:31.212
  • PUBLIC POLICY, THEY DIDSEE THEIR NATION IN THOSE
  • 00:51:31.279 --> 00:51:33.347
  • TERMS. THAT'S WHATWE'RE TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:51:33.414 --> 00:51:35.449
  • - RIGHT. I MEAN APART FROMJESUS, YOU'RE NOT GONNA
  • 00:51:35.516 --> 00:51:37.318
  • FIND SOMEONE WHO DOESN'THAVE MORAL FAILING,
  • 00:51:37.385 --> 00:51:39.887
  • SO IT WOULD BE FOOLISHFOR US TO BE IN THAT
  • 00:51:39.954 --> 00:51:42.223
  • HYPOCRITICAL SENSE GOING,NOW WAIT A SECOND, THEY
  • 00:51:42.290 --> 00:51:44.559
  • HAVE FLAWS, THEREFORE--WELL, WAIT A SECOND.
  • 00:51:44.625 --> 00:51:47.028
  • - SOME OF THEM WEREVERY FIERCE IN COURAGE IN
  • 00:51:47.094 --> 00:51:50.898
  • STANDING FOR THEIR FAITH.
  • 00:51:50.965 --> 00:51:52.400
  • FOR EXAMPLE, HARRYTRUMAN WAS A BAPTIST.
  • 00:51:52.466 --> 00:51:54.502
  • WHEN JOHN F. KENNEDYRAN FOR OFFICE,
  • 00:51:54.569 --> 00:51:56.604
  • A LOT OF BAPTISTS WERE UPSETTHAT JOHN F. KENNEDY
  • 00:51:56.671 --> 00:51:58.372
  • WAS ROMAN CATHOLIC SOTHEY ATTACKED HIM.
  • 00:51:58.439 --> 00:52:00.441
  • HARRY TRUMAN STOOD UP,WROTE HIS ENTIRE BAPTIST
  • 00:52:00.508 --> 00:52:03.411
  • DENOMINATION, SAIDPUBLICLY THIS IS WRONG,
  • 00:52:03.477 --> 00:52:05.947
  • WE SHOULD NOT BEATTACKING THIS MAN
  • 00:52:06.013 --> 00:52:08.015
  • BECAUSE OF HIS FAITH,EVEN THOUGH I DON'T AGREE
  • 00:52:08.082 --> 00:52:09.951
  • WITH HIM RELIGIOUSLY, ISEE HIS VIRTUE AS A MAN
  • 00:52:10.017 --> 00:52:12.386
  • RUNNING FOR OFFICE.
  • 00:52:12.453 --> 00:52:14.255
  • SO HERE'S HARRY TRUMANTAKING A VERY UNPOPULAR
  • 00:52:14.322 --> 00:52:16.190
  • STAND WITHIN HIS OWNDENOMINATION BECAUSE HE
  • 00:52:16.257 --> 00:52:18.693
  • BELIEVES THAT HISOWN FAITH DEMANDS IT.
  • 00:52:18.759 --> 00:52:21.028
  • - BUT CERTAINLY, EVENIN THE MIDST OF LEARNING
  • 00:52:21.095 --> 00:52:22.663
  • HISTORY, WE'RE ABLE TODISPEL SOME OF THESE
  • 00:52:22.730 --> 00:52:24.765
  • MODERN MYTHS THAT "NO, OURNATION WAS SUPPOSED TO
  • 00:52:24.832 --> 00:52:27.401
  • HAVE A SECULAR GOVERNMENT.SECULAR GOVERNMENTS WORK
  • 00:52:27.468 --> 00:52:29.670
  • BEST." CLEARLY, THAT'S NOTWHAT THE GUYS WHO WERE
  • 00:52:29.737 --> 00:52:31.772
  • FIGHTINGSECULARISM THOUGHT.
  • 00:52:31.839 --> 00:52:33.274
  • - WE CAN APPLY THOSEPRINCIPLES TODAY, YOU KNOW
  • 00:52:33.341 --> 00:52:35.509
  • WHAT, IT SHOULDN'T BESECULAR TODAY EITHER.
  • 00:52:35.576 --> 00:52:37.211
  • IT HAS WORKED WELLFOR TWO CENTURIES.
  • 00:52:37.278 --> 00:52:39.113
  • WE'RE LEADING AMONG THENATIONS OF THE WORLD MORE
  • 00:52:39.180 --> 00:52:41.182
  • STABILITY, AND IT'SBECAUSE WE HAD
  • 00:52:41.249 --> 00:52:43.251
  • LEADERS WHO WERE NOTSECULAR MINDED,
  • 00:52:43.317 --> 00:52:45.386
  • AND WE NEED THAT TODAY.
  • 00:52:45.453 --> 00:52:46.887
  • - THAT'S PROBABLY WORTHASKING THE QUESTION THEN
  • 00:52:46.954 --> 00:52:48.489
  • WHAT DO WE DO TO MAKESURE THAT WE DON'T BECOME
  • 00:52:48.556 --> 00:52:50.825
  • SECULAR, TO MAKE SURE WEHAVE LEADERS WHO ALTHOUGH
  • 00:52:50.891 --> 00:52:53.461
  • ARE IMPERFECT ARE VERY GODCONSCIOUS OR PRO-FAITH
  • 00:52:53.527 --> 00:52:57.932
  • IN THE MIDST OF OFFICE. SOHOW DO WE MAINTAIN THAT?
  • 00:52:57.999 --> 00:53:00.368
  • - WELL TWO THINGS.
  • 00:53:00.434 --> 00:53:01.936
  • FIRST OF ALL, KNOW THESTORY, TELL THE STORY.
  • 00:53:02.003 --> 00:53:04.071
  • ALL THAT WE'RE TALKINGABOUT, ALL OF THIS, WE'RE
  • 00:53:04.138 --> 00:53:05.773
  • JUST EVEN THOUGH WE'VEDONE A NUMBER OF SEGMENTS
  • 00:53:05.840 --> 00:53:07.942
  • HERE WE'RE JUSTSCRATCHING THE SURFACE
  • 00:53:08.009 --> 00:53:09.577
  • OF THE GREAT HERITAGEOF OUR NATION.
  • 00:53:09.644 --> 00:53:11.178
  • SO KNOW THE STORY,TELL THE STORY.
  • 00:53:11.245 --> 00:53:12.713
  • REPEAT IT IN YOUR HOME.TELL IT AT THANKSGIVING.
  • 00:53:12.780 --> 00:53:14.115
  • TELL IT TO YOUR FRIENDS.
  • 00:53:14.181 --> 00:53:15.716
  • BUT THE OTHER THING ISBEGIN TO LOOK AT OUR
  • 00:53:15.783 --> 00:53:17.918
  • CURRENT POLITICS ANDLEADERS AND CANDIDATES
  • 00:53:17.985 --> 00:53:20.087
  • YOU MIGHT BE CONSIDERINGTHROUGH THE LENS OF FAITH.
  • 00:53:20.154 --> 00:53:22.390
  • THE REALITY IS THAT IF ACANDIDATE OR POLITICIAN'S
  • 00:53:22.456 --> 00:53:24.759
  • FAITH IS SINCERE, IT WILLSHAPE WHAT THEY DO IN THE
  • 00:53:24.825 --> 00:53:27.662
  • OVAL OFFICE. AND SOASK THOSE QUESTIONS.
  • 00:53:27.728 --> 00:53:30.164
  • WHAT DO THEY BELIEVE?
  • 00:53:30.231 --> 00:53:31.599
  • WHAT IS THEIR FAITH?
  • 00:53:31.666 --> 00:53:33.301
  • AND OF COURSE PEOPLEARE GONNA ACT MORE LIKE
  • 00:53:33.367 --> 00:53:35.770
  • THEY'RE MORE FAITHORIENTED WHEN THEY'RE
  • 00:53:35.836 --> 00:53:37.772
  • RUNNING FOR OFFICE PERHAPSTHAN THEY HAVE OTHERWISE.
  • 00:53:37.838 --> 00:53:39.907
  • SO DON'T JUST LOOKAT THEIR STATEMENTS.
  • 00:53:39.974 --> 00:53:41.208
  • LOOK AT THEIR LIFE.LOOK AT THEIR HISTORY.
  • 00:53:41.275 --> 00:53:42.943
  • HOW HAVE THEY LIVED?
  • 00:53:43.010 --> 00:53:44.211
  • WHAT'S BEEN THEFRUIT OF THEIR LIFE?
  • 00:53:44.278 --> 00:53:45.613
  • WE NEED TO BE MORE FAITHAWARE WHEN IT COMES TO
  • 00:53:45.680 --> 00:53:48.683
  • OUR POLITICS AND NOTALLOW, IT'S KIND OF A
  • 00:53:48.749 --> 00:53:51.752
  • SECULAR VENEER TOSORT OF ROB US OF
  • 00:53:51.819 --> 00:53:55.456
  • THAT GREAT FAITH.
  • 00:53:55.523 --> 00:53:56.724
  • HERITAGE NUMBER ONE, BUTSECOND OF ALL, KIND OF A
  • 00:53:56.791 --> 00:53:59.593
  • FAITH AWARENESS INOUR CURRENT POLITICS.
  • 00:53:59.660 --> 00:54:01.962
  • - SO WITH ALL WE'VECOVERED, I MEAN WE'VE
  • 00:54:02.029 --> 00:54:03.331
  • GONE THROUGH THREESECTIONS NOW.
  • 00:54:03.397 --> 00:54:04.999
  • WE'VE GONE THROUGH THEAMERICAN REVOLUTION,
  • 00:54:05.066 --> 00:54:06.934
  • WE'VE GONE THROUGH THECIVIL WAR PERIOD, WE'VE
  • 00:54:07.001 --> 00:54:08.602
  • GONE THROUGH WORLD WARII, 20TH CENTURY, ONE
  • 00:54:08.669 --> 00:54:10.338
  • OF THE THINGS THAT STANDSOUT IS WE HAVEN'T BEEN
  • 00:54:10.404 --> 00:54:13.708
  • GREAT BECAUSEWE'VE BEEN SECULAR.
  • 00:54:13.774 --> 00:54:15.643
  • IT'S THESE GUYS AND THEIRFAITH THAT HAS DRIVEN THEM.
  • 00:54:15.710 --> 00:54:18.012
  • SOME OF OUR BEST LEADERS,WE CAN DISAGREE WITH THEM
  • 00:54:18.079 --> 00:54:20.281
  • POLITICALLY ON THINGS,BUT THE TONE THEY HAVE
  • 00:54:20.348 --> 00:54:22.883
  • KEPT OF KEEPING GODIN AMERICA AND KEEPING
  • 00:54:22.950 --> 00:54:25.353
  • PUBLIC POLICY REFLECTINGTHAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE
  • 00:54:25.419 --> 00:54:28.255
  • CAN TAKE AWAY FROMPRESIDENTS DAY IS THAT WE
  • 00:54:28.322 --> 00:54:31.092
  • HAVE A TREMENDOUS LEGACYOF PRESIDENTS WHO REALLY
  • 00:54:31.158 --> 00:54:33.728
  • HAVE MADE SURE THAT WEARE ONE NATION UNDER GOD.
  • 00:54:33.794 --> 00:54:37.798
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:54:37.865 --> 00:54:42.903
  • SO WE'VE TALKED ABOUTMANY AMERICAN PRESIDENTS
  • 00:54:42.970 --> 00:54:45.039
  • TODAY, AND AMONG OTHERTHINGS WE'VE LEARNED THAT
  • 00:54:45.106 --> 00:54:46.874
  • GEORGE WASHINGTONACTUALLY WAS A DEVOUT
  • 00:54:46.941 --> 00:54:48.676
  • CHRISTIAN, THAT ABRAHAMLINCOLN NEVER OWNED SLAVES,
  • 00:54:48.743 --> 00:54:51.479
  • HE INDEED WASANTI-SLAVERY, AND THAT
  • 00:54:51.545 --> 00:54:53.981
  • GOVERNMENT WAS NOTDESIGNED TO BE SECULAR,
  • 00:54:54.048 --> 00:54:55.683
  • AND IT DOESN'T WORKWELL WHEN IT IS.
  • 00:54:55.750 --> 00:54:57.585
  • SO WHAT WE'VE SEENAND HEARD TODAY ONLY
  • 00:54:57.651 --> 00:54:59.286
  • SCRATCHES THE SURFACE.
  • 00:54:59.353 --> 00:55:00.621
  • AND IF YOU WANT MOREINFORMATION ABOUT ANY OF
  • 00:55:00.688 --> 00:55:02.390
  • TODAY'S TOPICS, I INVITEYOU TO DISCOVER MORE
  • 00:55:02.456 --> 00:55:04.792
  • HIDDEN HISTORYAT OUR WEBSITE,
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