By Robert D. Gingrich
So, what did America’s founders quite think approximately God, the Bible, and Christianity? discover in Faith and Freedom—The Founding Fathers of their personal Words. This brand-new survey of the founders’ ideals presents easy-to-read biographical and ancient info in addition to correct quotations from the speeches and writings of Patrick Henry, John Adams, George Washington, James Madison, Noah Webster, Benjamin Franklin, and a half-dozen others. frequently portrayed as both adversarial to religion or unbelieving in a private God, the Founding Fathers of Faith and Freedom simply may well shock you!
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P. Morgan. So empyrean did Morgan seem to Wall Streeters that they called him Jupiter. “The boldest man was likely to become timid under his piercing gaze,” said one observer. ” But on February 18, 1902, on Roosevelt’s orders, the attorney general stunned financiers by launching an antitrust suit against Northern Securities as a conspiracy in restraint of trade. ” With that one act, Roosevelt showed that he was his own man, not McKinley’s stand-in. ” By “your man” he meant the attorney general of the United States.
Despite his rhetoric, he followed up the Northern Securities suit with forty-four additional prosecutions, including actions against Standard Oil, the Beef Trust, the Sugar Trust, DuPont, and the New Haven Railroad. More important, Roosevelt always accompanied remarks about the inevitability of the concentration of economic power with insistence on the necessity of government regulation, a conviction that would be at the core of the doctrine of the New Nationalism he later espoused. ” 34 | The American President Roosevelt had created even greater consternation in corporate boardrooms that year by his reaction to a crippling strike.
The president’s tergiversation opened him to gentle ribbing from the humorist Finley Peter Dunne. Speaking in an Irish brogue, Dunne’s Mr. ” Still, as H. W. Brands has written, “Whatever readers made of the portents of Roosevelt’s message, there was no mistaking the tone. ” Roosevelt, indeed, conveyed the impression that he intended to reign over a new political order. . which were to take place by the beginning of the twentieth century. the comparatively insignificant and strictly localized corporate bodies of the day.
Faith and Freedom: The Founding Fathers in Their Own Words by Robert D. Gingrich