Justice James Wilson“Christianity is part of the common law.”

(James Wilson – Signer of the Declaration of Independence; Signer of the Constitution; Justice of the first Supreme Court of America – The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, L.L.D.)

This statement from one of only six men who signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution stands in stark contrast with the popular teachings of today.  In today’s high schools and universities, students are taught that our founding fathers were a rebellious rabble of enlightened agnostics and deists.  This doctrine has even infiltrated Christian universities with men like Gregg Frazer teaching that our founders were no better than theistic rationalists.  This conflict between the Christian heritage of our nation that was once taught and the enlightenment heritage that is now claimed has left many Americans thoroughly confused about the founding era of our nation.

The goal of this site is to unravel this web of mystery which has enshrouded the beliefs and philosophies of our founding fathers.  To do this, we are allowing the founders to speak for themselves through a database of original source quotations.  Each quotation will be supported by full documentation of its source along with a link to an online database such as the Online Library of Liberty or Google Books where the quote can be read in its original context.  This will enable our readers to have full confidence in the accuracy of the discoveries that they are sure to make.

To begin, click on the tab labeled “The Founding Fathers” and choose which founder you would like to hear from.