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February 28

Igniting the Flame of Biblical Citizenship Wk 8: Embracing Our Legacy, part 2

Discover the profound impact of biblical principles on American freedom as we bring you our eight-week course. We're reminding you that the torch of liberty is in your hands, ready to be kindled by your participation in elections, judicial appointments, and legal support groups. You'll see how biblical education becomes a beacon of hope, guiding us to uphold the spirit of our republic against the tide of negativity. With a call to embrace our freedom of religion, speech, and the press, we embody the spirit of Joshua and Caleb, optimistically facing challenges to preserve our cherished freedoms. Navigating the waters of constitutional amendments, we uncover the genius of our Founding Fathers in Article 5's design—a testament to their dedication to enduring and deliberate change. Only 27 amendments have weathered the storm of consensus out of more than 10,000 proposed, a ratio that commands our respect for the integrity of the system our founders created. As we consider the bipartisan nature of successful amendments, we gaze into the future at how we might fortify the Constitution, ensuring it remains a shield for our liberties against the encroachment of governmental overreach. Zooming in on the state level, we shed light on the oft-overlooked authority of state legislators—a direct conduit for the people's voice. Through our discussion, we realize the wisdom in the founders' decision to place such power in the hands of those closest to the citizenry. Reflecting on a simulated convention of states, we underscore the educational value of such events, reinforcing why the Article 5 constitutional pathway to amendment is not only safe but essential. Embracing Article 5, we stand firm in the conviction that our Constitution is meant to be actively engaged with, as a tool to be wielded responsibly. Support the show

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WallBuilders Live! is the daily, half-hour program of David Barton, founder and president of WallBuilders. David is a nationally known Christian author and historian. Together with co-host Rick Green, WallBuilders Live! meets at the intersection of faith and politics, capturing the ideas of America’s Founding Fathers and applying them to the news and issues of today.

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