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Matt & Laurie Crouch host A Spiritual Heritage Tour of the United States Capitol with David Barton.

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Praise | David Barton | 7/2/18

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  • - ANNOUNCER: TONIGHT ON PRAISE, FROM WASHINGTON D.C.,
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  • AUTHOR, HISTORIAN, AND NATIONAL TREASURE, DAVID BARTON!
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  • - MATT CROUCH: WE WELCOME YOU TO OUR NATION'S CAPITOL!
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  • PRAISE COMES TO YOU, THAT IS NOT A SCREEN.
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  • WE ARE ACTUALLY HERE, DAVE BARTON.
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  • WE ARE ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT THAT BEAUTIFUL BUILDING
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  • THAT IS JUST BEHIND US, THE U.S. CAPITOL,
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  • YOU'RE GONNA TAKE US ON A JOURNEY.
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  • WHAT ARE WE GONNA SEE TODAY ON THIS PROGRAM?
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  • - WHAT WE'LL DO I SEE IS KIND OF SEE HOW THAT
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  • BUILDING CAME TO BE, AND WHAT ITS FOUNDATIONS ARE,
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  • THAT'S A 70 YEAR STRUCTURE BACK THERE.
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  • SO THAT'S NOT SOMETHING THEY JUST STARTED AND FINISHED.
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  • THAT WAS A LOT OF STEPS ALONG THE WAY,
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  • AND A LOT OF CULTURAL THINGS THAT GO WITH IT,
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  • FOR EXAMPLE, NOBODY REALLY KNOWS THAT THE GUY
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  • WHOSE REALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR SURVEYING THAT
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  • WAS A BLACK GUY NAMED BENJAMIN BANNEKER
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  • WHO WASN'T A SLAVE.
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  • WE'RE TOLD, OH, THE CAPITOL WAS BUILT BY SLAVE LABOR,
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  • YEAH, SOME, BUT THERE IS A WHOLE LOT OF FREE BLACKS
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  • BENJAMIN BANNEKER, WHAT A COOL GUY HE WAS,
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  • CHRISTIAN, LEARNED TO READ OUT OF THE BIBLE,
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  • THIS GUY ACTUALLY, A NEIGHBOR HAD A POCKET WATCH,
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  • HE ASKED IF HE COULD BORROW IT, AND TOOK IT,
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  • AND HE UNSCREWED THE BACK, AND LOOKED AT IT,
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  • AND WATCHED HOW IT WORKED.
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  • HE WENT HOME AND CARVED, OUT OF WOOD, A WATCH,
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  • THAT IS IN THE SMITHSONIAN, IT KEEPS ACCURATE TIME
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  • TO WITHIN ONE MINUTE A YEAR.
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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: OH MY GOSH.
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  • - THAT'S HOW BRILLIANT THIS GUY WAS.
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  • AND SO HE'S ONE OF THE BIG GUY WHO HELPED LAY OUT THE CITY
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  • AND WHAT WE'RE SEEING BEHIND THIS,
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  • SO YOU GOT GREAT BLACK HISTORY
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  • THAT NOBODY COVERS ANYMORE TODAY.
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  • YOU'VE GOT GREAT RELIGIOUS HISTORY.
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  • THERE'S HUGE POLITICAL HISTORY THAT GOES ON BEHIND THAT,
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  • NOT TO MENTION THE ARCHITECTURE AND FINE ART,
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  • I MEAN WE'RE GOING TO GO THRU THE INSIDE OF THE CAPITOL
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  • AND SEE MASSIVE PAINTINGS, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'LL SEE
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  • WHEN YOU GET TO THE ROTUNDA, THERE'S
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  • EIGHT MASSIVE PAINTINGS, AND THOSE PAINTINGS,
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  • EACH OF THEM ARE A STORY AND A HALF HIGH BY THEMSELVES.
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  • AND YOU LOOK AT THEM, YOU DON'T THINK THEY'RE THAT BIG,
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  • BECAUSE THAT ROTUNDA IS SO BIG,
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  • YOU COULD PUT THE STATUE OF LIBERTY INSIDE THAT,
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  • AND HAVE 30 FEET ABOVE HER TORCH!
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  • SO THAT'S A MASSIVE BUILDING BEHIND US.
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  • AND YOU GET IN THERE AND YOU START LOOKING AT
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  • THE PAINTINGS, YOU GO, WAIT A MINUTE,
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  • THAT'S THE BAPTISM OF POCAHANTOS, WHOA,
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  • THERE'S COLUMBUS HAVING A PRAYER MEETING!
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  • HEY, DE SOTOS'S DEDICATED THE LAND TO THE,
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  • THE PILGRIMS GATHERED AROUND THE BIBLE AND ITS JUST
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  • THE RELIGIOUS STUFF ALL OVER THE PLACE,
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  • AND I TALK TO CONGRESSMAN ALL THE TIME WHO SAY,
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  • WE NEVER NOTICE THAT, WE GO HERE EVERY DAY,
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  • SEVERAL TIMES A DAY, AND WE'VE NEVER NOTICED ALL
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  • THE RELIGIOUS STUFF THAT'S, AND IT REALLY IS FUN.
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  • - WE ARE HERE IN WASHINGTON D.C., AND WHAT WE'RE
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  • GONNA BE DOING, IS WERE GONNA BASICALLY GET THE
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  • CHRISTIAN HERITAGE TOUR OF THE U.S. CAPITOL.
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  • LET'S GET THIS TOUR STARTED.
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  • - [DAVID] OKAY.
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  • EVERYONE, MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN HEAR.
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  • GUYS IN THE BACK, PUT YOUR HEADSETS ON.
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  • HOW MANY OF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME INSIDE THE CAPITOL?
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  • SO, MAYBE HALF, 60% OF YOU. OKAY, WE'RE GOING TO HEAD
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  • DOWN TO WHAT'S CALLED THE CRYPT,
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  • WHICH IS RIGHT BELOW THE ROTUNDA,
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  • THAT'S WHERE GEORGE WASHINGTON, THEY HAD PLANNED
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  • TO BURY HIM.
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  • THEY DID NOT BURY HIM THERE, BUT WE'RE GONNA CLEAR OUT
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  • THE HALLWAY CAUSE THEY'VE GOT GUYS WALKING THROUGH.
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  • SO YOU GUYS COME WITH ME, AND WE'LL JUST KIND OF
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  • TALK AS WE GO.
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  • (PATRIOTIC MUSIC)
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  • ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE DO AT WALLBUILDERS,
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  • THAT'S A NAME TAKEN FROM THE BIBLE, BOOK OF NEHEMIAH,
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  • ABOUT REBUILDING THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN TORN DOWN,
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  • IS WE OWN A COLLECTION OF ABOUT 120.000 DOCUMENTS
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  • FROM BEFORE 1812.
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  • SO I OWN THOUSANDS OF THE HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS OF
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  • JEFFERSON, ADAMS, AND ALL THOSE GUYS, DOCUMENTS
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  • OUT OF BLACK HISTORY AND ALL THE CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY,
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  • MILITARY HISTORY, YOU NAME IT,
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  • WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW, THIS IS DIRECTLY BELOW THE DOME.
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  • NOW INSIDE.
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  • SO THE ROTUNDA, WE'RE GOING TO GO UP IN A MINUTE,
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  • THIS IS, HOLDS THE FLOOR UP OF THE ROTUNDA, AND
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  • THE DOME IS ON THE OUTSIDE IN THAT PARABOLIC SHAPE.
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  • THIS IS ONE OF FIVE LOCATIONS IN THE CAPITOL
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  • THAT IS REALLY POPULATED HEAVILY WITH STATUES.
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  • 1863, THERE WAS A FEDERAL LAW PASSED THAT SAID
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  • EVERY STATE GETS TO DISPLAY TWO OF ITS
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  • HEROES HERE AT THE CAPITOL.
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  • SO EVERY STATES GOT TWO HEROES HERE.
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  • THEY'RE NOT DETERMINED BY CONGRESS, THE STATE GETS
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  • TO DECIDE WHO THEY WANT, AND THEY CAN
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  • TAKE THEM IN AND OUT AS THEY WANT TO.
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  • AS A MATTER OF FACT, NORTH CAROLINA'S ABOUT TO
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  • PULL ONE OF THEIR STATUES OUT AND THE
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  • NEW STATUE COMING IN IS BILLY GRAHAM.
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  • SO THEY CAN PUT IN WHOEVER THEY WANT, WHEN THEY WANT.
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  • SO THAT'S UP TO THE STATE.
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  • AND WHAT'S AMAZING IS, OUT OF THIS GROUP,
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  • THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY ARE STRONG, DEDICATED
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  • CHRISTIAN LEADERS, AND UP TO A FOURTH OF THESE GUYS
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  • ARE MINISTERS OF THE GOSPEL.
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  • - WE ARE TOURING THIS ENTIRE PRAISE PROGRAM.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO BE BOUNCING BASICALLY ON YOUR TOUR THAT
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  • WAS SHOT LAST NIGHT AND WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TODAY.
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  • WHY DON'T YOU START WITH A NARRATIVE PIECE?
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  • WALK US THROUGH IT A LITTLE BIT.
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  • LET'S HERE THE STORY OF WHAT WE'RE DOING.
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  • - THERE'S REALLY TWO PARALLEL STORIES TO GO.
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  • BECAUSE THE PERIOD OF TIME WHERE IT STARTED,
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  • IT WAS A TINY BUILDING.
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  • IF I POINTED OUT TO YOU THE ORIGINAL CAPITOLS
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  • BEHIND US, IT LOOKS LIKE ITS KIND OF BETWEEN TWO COLUMNS.
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  • I MEAN, IT IS A TINY SEGMENT OF THAT BUILDING.
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  • SO, THE FOUNDING FATHERS NEVER INTENDED THE FEDERAL
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  • GOVERNMENT TO BE THAT BIG OF A DEAL.
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  • IT WAS GOING TO BE STATE GOVERNMENTS, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS,
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  • THE CONSTITUTION ONLY LETS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
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  • DO FIFTEEN THINGS, BUT NOBODY READS IT ANYMORE,
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  • SO WE DO FIFTEEN THOUSAND THINGS,
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  • BUT ITS A TINY LITTLE BUILDING.
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  • AND THEY WEREN'T SURE THEY WERE GONNA GET TOGETHER
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  • ALL THAT OFTEN SO THE CONSTITUTION SAYS
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  • HEY GUYS, YOU GOT TO GET TOGETHER
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  • AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR.
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  • NOW WE WISH WE COULD GET THEM OUT OF TOWN ONCE A YEAR.
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  • BUT THEN IT WAS, SO THAT'S THE CLIMATE IN WHICH IT STARTS,
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  • BUT WITH THAT CLIMATE, THEY DON'T THINK
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  • GOD SHOULD BE SEPARATED FROM ANYTHING.
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  • AND SO THEY GET THE FIRST CAPITOL BUILT,
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  • AND THOMAS JEFFERSON IS OVER THE SENATE,
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  • AND THEODORE CEDRIC IS OVER THE HOUSE,
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  • AND THEY GET A BILL AND SAY, GUYS,
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  • WE GOT A GREAT BUILDING HERE, LET'S MAKE SURE WE HAVE
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  • CHURCH IN HERE EVERY SUNDAY.
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  • - WOW.
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  • - SO THEY START OUT WITH CHURCH BEING EVERY SUNDAY
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  • IN THE HALL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
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  • PREACHERS CAME IN AND PREACHED,
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  • THOMAS JEFFERSON CAME TO CHURCH THERE
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  • FOR 8 YEARS AS PRESIDENT.
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  • YOU HAD JAMES MADISON WHO WENT TO CHURCH THERE
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  • FOR 8 YEARS AS PRESIDENT.
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  • NOBODY THINKS OF THAT AS BEING A CHURCH.
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  • BUT IN 1857, THAT BUILDING WAS THE
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  • LARGEST PROTESTANT CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES.
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  • 2.000 PEOPLE A WEEK GOING TO CHURCHES,
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  • AND THERE WERE FOUR CHURCHES THAT MET INSIDE
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  • THAT BUILDING EVERY SUNDAY.
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  • SO WHEN YOU SEE THAT PICTURE TODAY, WHO THINKS,
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  • OH, THAT'S A HUGE CHURCH BUILDING?
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  • NOBODY THINKS THAT!
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  • BUT THAT'S WHAT YOU FIND FROM THE VERY BEGINNING,
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  • ALL THE WAY THROUGH, ALL THE YEARS OF ITS GROWTH
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  • AND EXPANSION, ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE CIVIL WAR,
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  • AFTER THE CIVIL WAR, I MEAN, ONE OF THE THINGS
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  • WE'LL SEE IS A GREAT SERMON THAT WAS PREACHED
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  • AT THE END OF THE CIVIL WAR.
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  • THE FIRST BLACK MEN EVER TO SPEAK IN CONGRESS,
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  • GAVE A 2 HOUR SERMON IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
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  • BROUGHT HIS CHOIR WITH HIM.
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  • IT'S JUST COOL STUFF.
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  • SO, THE NARRATIVE REALLY IS, THE BUILDINGS GONE OVER TIME,
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  • BUT THE SPIRIT OF IT HAS NOT CHANGED ACROSS TIME.
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  • AND IT WAS FOUNDED AND GROUNDED IN GOD'S WORD,
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  • AND IN CHRISTIAN EXPRESSION.
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  • THE STATUES THAT WE'LL SEE AS WE GO THROUGH THERE,
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  • SO MANY OF THEM ARE MINISTERS OF THE GOPSEL,
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  • BUT WE WOULD NEVER EXPECT IT TODAY BECAUSE
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  • BECAUSE THERE ARE ALSO PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES,
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  • THERE ARE ALSO MILITARY GENERALS,
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  • TODAY WE SAY A PREACHER STAYS BEHIND THAT LITTLE
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  • TWO FOOT SQUARE RIGHT BEHIND THE PULPIT,
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  • NOT THEN, I MEAN PREACHERS WERE INVOLVED IN EVERYTHING,
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  • AND THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TODAY AND THEN,
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  • IS THEY THOUGHT, HEY, GOD'S THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING WE DO,
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  • TODAY, WE GO, OH, THERE'S CHURCH, WE DO GOD OVER HERE,
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  • HERE'S MY JOB OVER HERE, HERE'S MY EDUCATION OVER HERE,
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  • NOT THAT, IT'S TOTALLY DIFFERENT.
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  • - SO ARE WE JUST EXPERIENCING REVISIONISM?
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  • BECAUSE WE HAVE NATIONAL VOICES ON TODAY PROCLAIMING
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  • THE CHURCH AND STATE, AND CHURCH CAN'T HAVE ANYTHING
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  • TO DO WITH STATE, AND THERE'LL BE, IT'S AGAINST THE LAW
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  • TO SAY THAT YOU'RE FOR THIS CANDIDATE OR YOU'RE NOT,
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  • AND THEY'RE JUST SPOUTING THIS STUFF THAT IS
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  • ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE.
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  • WHAT IS IT?
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  • THESE ARE LEARNED PEOPLE THAT ARE SAYING THIS KIND OF STUFF.
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  • - WELL, WHAT HAPPENS IS, YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH A PROCESS.
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  • YEAH, WE'VE GOT REVISIONISM, BUT THAT'S BEEN
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  • GOING FOR AWHILE.
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  • AND REVISIONISM ONLY WORKS IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TRUTH IS.
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  • - [MATT] THERE YA GO.
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  • - IF YOU KNOW WHAT TRUTH IS, I SAY, YOU KNOW,
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  • YOU'RE ACTUALLY 4 FOOT 2 INCHES HIGH.
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  • YOU'RE NUTS!
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  • - CLOSE!
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  • - NOWHERE CLOSE, NOWHERE CLOSE!
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  • I MISSED THAT BY A GOOD FOOT!
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  • BUT TRUTH SAYS THAT'S NOT TRUE.
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  • AND SO I COULD TRY TO REVISE SOME DESCRIPTION VIEW
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  • AND HAVE THAT YOU'VE GOT NICE RED HAIR,
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  • AND NOBODIES GONNA BY THAT.
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  • BECAUSE WE KNOW WHAT TRUTH IS.
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  • BUT IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TRUTH IS,
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  • IF SOMEONE'S NEVER SEEN A PICTURE OF YOU,
  • 00:08:45.150 --> 00:08:47.090
  • AND I GO OUT AND DESCRIBE YOU AS HAVING
  • 00:08:47.110 --> 00:08:49.030
  • RED HAIR AND YOU'RE 4 FOOT 2, AND THEY SAY, OH, REALLY?
  • 00:08:49.050 --> 00:08:53.080
  • THAT'S ONLY BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT TRUTH IS.
  • 00:08:53.100 --> 00:08:54.230
  • SO HERE WE ARE TODAY, AND YOU HAVE
  • 00:08:54.250 --> 00:08:56.160
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT MADISON HAVING A
  • 00:08:56.180 --> 00:09:00.210
  • PROTEST TO TAKE DOWN THE STATUE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
  • 00:09:00.230 --> 00:09:04.030
  • BECAUSE HE IS A RACIST SLAVE OWNER.
  • 00:09:04.050 --> 00:09:07.080
  • TIME OUT, HE NEVER OWNED SLAVES IN HIS LIFE,
  • 00:09:07.100 --> 00:09:09.160
  • HE'S THE MAN WHO ENDED ALL SLAVERY IN AMERICA,
  • 00:09:09.180 --> 00:09:13.090
  • AND WE'RE HAVING PROTESTS, THE ONLY REASON YOU
  • 00:09:13.110 --> 00:09:15.030
  • CAN HAVE THAT PROTEST IS YOU DON'T HAVE A
  • 00:09:15.050 --> 00:09:16.140
  • CLUE WHO ABRAHAM LINCOLN IS.
  • 00:09:16.160 --> 00:09:18.080
  • WHICH MEANS YOU HAVE NOT BEEN TAUGHT ANY HISTORY.
  • 00:09:18.100 --> 00:09:20.190
  • WHICH IS WHAT GOES ON RIGHT NOW WITH A WHOLE LOT OF
  • 00:09:20.210 --> 00:09:22.210
  • STATUES BEING DESECRATED.
  • 00:09:22.230 --> 00:09:24.270
  • CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, HOW COME FOR 470 YEARS,
  • 00:09:24.290 --> 00:09:27.210
  • CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS WAS A HERO, AND THIS CITY,
  • 00:09:27.230 --> 00:09:30.160
  • DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IS NAMED AFTER CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS,
  • 00:09:30.180 --> 00:09:34.020
  • AND HOW COME IN THE LAST 30 YEARS HE'S BECOME A
  • 00:09:34.040 --> 00:09:36.050
  • GENOCIDAL MANIAC?
  • 00:09:36.070 --> 00:09:38.120
  • IT'S BECAUSE WE DON'T READ HIS JOURNALS.
  • 00:09:38.140 --> 00:09:40.110
  • SEE, WHAT HAPPENED WAS, EVEN WITH, AND THERE'S
  • 00:09:40.130 --> 00:09:42.250
  • A BIG STATUE OF COLUMBUS OUT HERE.
  • 00:09:42.270 --> 00:09:44.280
  • EVEN WITH COLUMBUS THERE WERE A LOT OF CHARGES
  • 00:09:45.000 --> 00:09:47.240
  • MADE AGAINST HIM BY SOME OF HIS MEN.
  • 00:09:47.260 --> 00:09:49.190
  • HE WAS TAKEN TO SPAIN IN CHAINS,
  • 00:09:49.210 --> 00:09:52.280
  • IN SPAIN, STOOD TRIAL AND WAS
  • 00:09:53.000 --> 00:09:54.120
  • CLEARED OF EVERY SINGLE CHARGE.
  • 00:09:54.140 --> 00:09:56.140
  • WHAT THEY DO TODAY IS THEY TAKE ALL THE CHARGES
  • 00:09:56.160 --> 00:09:58.130
  • MADE AGAINST HIM, THEY DON'T POINT OUT
  • 00:09:58.150 --> 00:09:59.270
  • THEY WERE ALL CLEARED.
  • 00:09:59.290 --> 00:10:01.110
  • SO NOW WE'VE GOT COLUMBUS BEING THIS GENOCIDAL GUY.
  • 00:10:01.130 --> 00:10:03.280
  • AND IF YOU KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY, YOU'RE GOING,
  • 00:10:04.000 --> 00:10:06.270
  • AND COLUMBUS WASN'T PERFECT.
  • 00:10:06.290 --> 00:10:08.150
  • AND NOBODY IS THAT I KNOW OF.
  • 00:10:08.170 --> 00:10:10.020
  • NO STATUE THAT I KNOW OF IS ANYBODY PERFECT,
  • 00:10:10.040 --> 00:10:11.120
  • EXCEPT MAYBE THE STATUE OF JESUS AND THE OZARCHS,
  • 00:10:11.140 --> 00:10:14.090
  • BUT OTHER THAN THAT NOBODY'S GOT,
  • 00:10:14.110 --> 00:10:17.030
  • COLUMBUS WAS A REALLY GOOD GUY, GENERALLY,
  • 00:10:17.050 --> 00:10:19.120
  • BUT YOU'LL NEVER KNOW THAT TODAY.
  • 00:10:19.140 --> 00:10:20.120
  • AND WHEN I SAY TO THAT,
  • 00:10:20.140 --> 00:10:21.200
  • NO QUESTION IS WE'RE GONNA GET ATTACKED,
  • 00:10:21.220 --> 00:10:23.010
  • BECAUSE I SAY COLUMBUS IS GENERALLY A GOOD GUY.
  • 00:10:23.030 --> 00:10:25.000
  • BUT I READ HIS JOURNALS, I READ THE JOURNALS
  • 00:10:25.020 --> 00:10:26.290
  • OF THOSE WHO WENT WITH HIM, OR THE JOURNALS
  • 00:10:27.010 --> 00:10:28.170
  • OF THOSE WHO CAME AFTER HIM.
  • 00:10:28.190 --> 00:10:29.240
  • I READ WHAT HAPPENED TO THE 3 INDIAN TRIBES
  • 00:10:29.260 --> 00:10:31.110
  • THERE IN THE CARIBBEAN WHERE HE LANDED.
  • 00:10:31.130 --> 00:10:33.010
  • I READ ALL THAT STUFF.
  • 00:10:33.030 --> 00:10:34.040
  • MOST PEOPLE HAVE READ AN ARTICLE ON IT
  • 00:10:34.060 --> 00:10:35.170
  • IN THE HUFFINGTON POST OR CNN OR FOX OR WHATEVER,
  • 00:10:35.190 --> 00:10:39.020
  • AND THAT'S HOW REVISIONISM WORKS,
  • 00:10:39.040 --> 00:10:41.170
  • AND WHAT'S COOL IS WE ACTUALLY OWN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS.
  • 00:10:41.190 --> 00:10:44.150
  • IN OUR CASE, WE OWN ABOUT 120.000 ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS
  • 00:10:44.170 --> 00:10:47.270
  • FROM BEFORE 1812, THOUSANDS THAT ARE AFTERWARDS,
  • 00:10:47.290 --> 00:10:50.120
  • SO AS WE GO THROUGH THE CAPITOL, WE'RE PULLING OUT
  • 00:10:50.140 --> 00:10:52.130
  • ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS, SAYING, SEE THAT STATUE?
  • 00:10:52.150 --> 00:10:54.100
  • SEE WHAT HE'S HOLDING THERE?
  • 00:10:54.120 --> 00:10:55.210
  • HERE'S THE ACTUAL DOCUMENT HE'S HOLDING.
  • 00:10:55.230 --> 00:10:57.200
  • - WE ARE IN WASHINGTON D.C., THE CAPITOL BUILDING
  • 00:10:57.220 --> 00:11:01.180
  • OVER OUR SHOULDER RIGHT HERE IS THE REAL THING.
  • 00:11:01.200 --> 00:11:04.070
  • WE ARE IN BEAUTIFUL STUDIO HERE CALLED NEWSEUM.
  • 00:11:04.090 --> 00:11:08.210
  • AND DAVE BARTON IS OUR GUEST ALL NIGHT.
  • 00:11:08.230 --> 00:11:11.120
  • - WE'VE BEEN WANTING TO DO THIS FOR YEARS,
  • 00:11:11.140 --> 00:11:14.110
  • AND WE FINALLY DID IT, AND I'M SO EXCITED
  • 00:11:14.130 --> 00:11:16.280
  • ABOUT THE PEOPLE BEING ABLE TO DO THIS,
  • 00:11:17.000 --> 00:11:19.090
  • BECAUSE YOU'VE TAKEN TOURS WITH, THOUSANDS.
  • 00:11:19.110 --> 00:11:22.230
  • - [MATT] CHRISTIAN HERITAGE TOURS, YEAH
  • 00:11:22.250 --> 00:11:23.270
  • - [LAURIE] CHRISTIAN HERITAGE TOURS,
  • 00:11:23.290 --> 00:11:25.020
  • ALL THROUGH THE CAPITOL, FOR 3 YEARS.
  • 00:11:25.040 --> 00:11:26.190
  • - [DAVID] AND THEY OFTEN WILL BE DONE BY CONGRESSMAN,
  • 00:11:26.210 --> 00:11:29.020
  • BECAUSE WE GO IN AFTER HOURS AT NIGHT INTO ROOMS WHERE
  • 00:11:29.040 --> 00:11:32.130
  • THE PUBLIC DOESN'T GET TO GO.
  • 00:11:32.150 --> 00:11:34.010
  • THERE'S BETWEEN 15.000 AND 19.000 EVERY DAY THAT
  • 00:11:34.030 --> 00:11:37.180
  • GO THROUGH THAT CAPITOL.
  • 00:11:37.200 --> 00:11:39.030
  • AND WHEN YOU TAKE A TOUR IN THE CAPITOL
  • 00:11:39.050 --> 00:11:40.180
  • THERE'S GROUPS EVERYWHERE.
  • 00:11:40.200 --> 00:11:42.190
  • I CAN BE THIS FAR AWAY, AND YOU COULD NOT HEAR ME
  • 00:11:42.210 --> 00:11:45.230
  • IN THE CAPITOL DURING THE DAY BECAUSE THERE'S SO MANY
  • 00:11:45.250 --> 00:11:47.240
  • CRAMMED IN THERE.
  • 00:11:47.260 --> 00:11:49.010
  • WE GO IN AFTER THEY SHUT IT DOWN AT NIGHT,
  • 00:11:49.030 --> 00:11:51.130
  • AND THERE'S NOBODY IN THERE.
  • 00:11:51.150 --> 00:11:52.290
  • AND A MEMBER OF CONGRESS, A SENATOR, OR CONGRESSMAN,
  • 00:11:53.010 --> 00:11:55.080
  • THEY GO WITH US, THEY SPEND SEVERAL HOURS WITH US,
  • 00:11:55.100 --> 00:11:57.070
  • WE GO ROOM TO ROOM THROUGHOUT THE CAPITOL,
  • 00:11:57.090 --> 00:11:59.210
  • AND WE SEE THINGS AND DO THINGS TO GET THEM PLACES
  • 00:11:59.230 --> 00:12:02.140
  • THAT THE PUBLIC JUST DOESN'T GET TO SEE OR DO OR GO.
  • 00:12:02.160 --> 00:12:05.230
  • USED TO, BEFORE 9/11 YOU COULD DO THAT,
  • 00:12:05.250 --> 00:12:07.270
  • BUT AFTER 9/11 THEY PUT SO MUCH SECURITY AROUND,
  • 00:12:07.290 --> 00:12:11.010
  • YOU JUST CAN'T GET IN.
  • 00:12:11.030 --> 00:12:12.130
  • I USED TO GO IN THERE AS A KID AND EVEN 15 YEARS AGO,
  • 00:12:12.150 --> 00:12:14.280
  • GO IN THERE AND SPENT ALL NIGHT IN THE CAPITOL,
  • 00:12:15.000 --> 00:12:16.090
  • BECAUSE YOU GOT 7 FLOORS YOU CAN GO THROUGH,
  • 00:12:16.110 --> 00:12:18.230
  • AND YOU JUST WANDER FROM ROOM TO ROOM AND LOOK AT
  • 00:12:18.250 --> 00:12:21.150
  • ALL THE PAINTINGS, AND ALL THE FRESCOS ON THE CEILINGS,
  • 00:12:21.170 --> 00:12:23.220
  • AND ALL THE STATUES, I SPENT ALL NIGHT
  • 00:12:23.240 --> 00:12:25.270
  • JUST WALKING THROUGH THERE, LOOKING IN AT STUFF,
  • 00:12:25.290 --> 00:12:27.120
  • NO WAY, NOW. YOU CAN'T DO IT NOW.
  • 00:12:27.140 --> 00:12:29.000
  • - WELL, WE'RE TAKING YOU, OUR VIEWERS,
  • 00:12:29.020 --> 00:12:31.200
  • ON A CHRISTIAN HERITAGE CAPITOL TOUR.
  • 00:12:31.220 --> 00:12:34.100
  • THAT IS WHAT WE'RE DOING TODAY.
  • 00:12:34.120 --> 00:12:36.200
  • IF YOU TAKE A LOT OF THE THINGS THAT WE'LL SEE,
  • 00:12:36.220 --> 00:12:41.170
  • NOT EVERYTHING, WE'RE GONNA SEE THINGS THAT APPLY
  • 00:12:41.190 --> 00:12:43.240
  • TO MODERN TIME, BUT, THERE WAS A PERIOD OF TIME
  • 00:12:43.260 --> 00:12:47.010
  • WHERE THE UNITED STATES WAS IN TROUBLE.
  • 00:12:47.030 --> 00:12:50.100
  • AND IT WAS BASICALLY JUST PRIOR TO THE CIVIL WAR,
  • 00:12:50.120 --> 00:12:55.110
  • THERE WAS TALK THAT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • 00:12:55.130 --> 00:12:58.180
  • WOULD BREAK APART.
  • 00:12:58.200 --> 00:13:00.120
  • AND SO SOME OF THESE TREASURES, THE PAINTINGS,
  • 00:13:00.140 --> 00:13:05.050
  • THE, EVEN THE INSCRIPTIONS ON OUR MIND, IN GOD WE TRUST,
  • 00:13:05.070 --> 00:13:12.110
  • EXPLAIN KIND OF TO THE VIEWERS WHAT WAS GOING ON
  • 00:13:12.130 --> 00:13:15.110
  • AT THAT PERIOD OF TIME, WHEN A LOT OF THIS
  • 00:13:15.130 --> 00:13:17.090
  • CHRISTIAN SYMBOLISM APPEARED IN OUR U.S. CAPITOL.
  • 00:13:17.110 --> 00:13:20.040
  • - YOU KNOW, THERE WAS A LOT OF CHRISTIAN SYMBOLISM
  • 00:13:20.060 --> 00:13:22.230
  • THAT WAS THERE, FOR EXAMPLE, 4 OF THE MASSIVE PAINTINGS
  • 00:13:22.250 --> 00:13:25.080
  • INSIDE THE CAPITOL, THE RECORDS OF CONGRESS SAY,
  • 00:13:25.100 --> 00:13:29.050
  • THEY WERE TO CAPTURE AND RECORD THE CHRISTIAN HERITAGE
  • 00:13:29.070 --> 00:13:32.280
  • OF THE NATION.
  • 00:13:33.000 --> 00:13:34.050
  • AND THAT WAS IN THE 1830S AND 40S AND ETC.
  • 00:13:34.070 --> 00:13:36.220
  • THEY PUT THOSE IN THERE, THEY STARTED INSTALLING THEM,
  • 00:13:36.240 --> 00:13:39.140
  • MASSIVE ONES, THE PILGRIM,
  • 00:13:39.160 --> 00:13:40.290
  • THE PAINTINGS GATHERED AROUND THE BIBLE,
  • 00:13:41.010 --> 00:13:43.070
  • I THINK 1841, ROBERT WEIR DID THAT, INSTALLED THERE
  • 00:13:43.090 --> 00:13:47.080
  • IT WAS TO REALLY MAKE SURE, VISUALLY,
  • 00:13:47.100 --> 00:13:50.170
  • WE KEEP REMEMBERING WHO WE ARE AS A PEOPLE.
  • 00:13:50.190 --> 00:13:52.250
  • WHO WE ARE AS A NATION.
  • 00:13:52.270 --> 00:13:54.200
  • AND AS THE STATUES WOULD COME IN AND BE ADDED,
  • 00:13:54.220 --> 00:13:57.260
  • SO MANY CHRISTIAN STATESMAN IN THE STATUES,
  • 00:13:57.280 --> 00:14:00.140
  • AND SO MANY CHRISTIAN MINISTERS IN THE STATUES,
  • 00:14:00.160 --> 00:14:03.220
  • THERE WERE SO MUCH THAT WAS PRESERVED.
  • 00:14:03.240 --> 00:14:06.190
  • AND SO IT WAS JUST A CONSTANT REMINDER,
  • 00:14:06.210 --> 00:14:08.200
  • THIS IS WHO WE ARE AS A PEOPLE, THIS IS WHO WE ARE,
  • 00:14:08.220 --> 00:14:10.180
  • THIS IS WHAT WE DO, THIS IS WHAT WE BELIEVE,
  • 00:14:10.200 --> 00:14:12.110
  • THIS IS WHAT MADE US GREAT, IT'S THE HAND OF GOD,
  • 00:14:12.130 --> 00:14:14.110
  • WE DIDN'T DO THIS OF OUR OWN THING, THIS IS A GOD THING,
  • 00:14:14.130 --> 00:14:18.050
  • AND THAT WAS A CONSTANT REMINDER ALL THE WAY THROUGH,
  • 00:14:18.070 --> 00:14:20.240
  • AND THEN WE STARTED ACTUALLY CHANGING TRUTH,
  • 00:14:20.260 --> 00:14:24.110
  • AND THAT'S WHAT REALLY LED TO THE CIVIL WAR.
  • 00:14:24.130 --> 00:14:26.220
  • YEAH, WE KNOW THE TRUTH IS THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL,
  • 00:14:26.240 --> 00:14:29.160
  • BUT WE DON'T REALLY THINK THAT APPLIES IN THIS CASE,
  • 00:14:29.180 --> 00:14:32.070
  • BECAUSE CERTAIN MEN REALLY AREN'T CREATED EQUAL.
  • 00:14:32.090 --> 00:14:34.120
  • AND SO WE STARTED TAKING GOD'S TRUTH,
  • 00:14:34.140 --> 00:14:36.050
  • AND REALIGNING IT TO WHAT WE PERSONALLY BELIEVED,
  • 00:14:36.070 --> 00:14:39.160
  • AND INSTEAD OF HAVING HIS WORD AS A STANDARD,
  • 00:14:39.180 --> 00:14:42.000
  • WE SAY, YEAH, NO, I KNOW THE BIBLE
  • 00:14:42.020 --> 00:14:45.100
  • SAYS THERE'S ONLY TWO GENDERS,
  • 00:14:45.120 --> 00:14:46.220
  • BUT REALLY, YOU GOT TO UNDERSTAND WHO THESE PEOPLE ARE,
  • 00:14:46.240 --> 00:14:50.100
  • AND SO, TODAY, WE HAVE 92 LEGALLY RECOGNIZED GENDERS.
  • 00:14:50.120 --> 00:14:55.150
  • NOW THE BIBLE SAYS, HE MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE,
  • 00:14:55.170 --> 00:14:58.080
  • SAYS THAT FOUR TIMES, END OF STORY.
  • 00:14:58.100 --> 00:14:59.230
  • GO THROUGH NATURE, YOU'LL ONLY FIND MALE AND FEMALE,
  • 00:14:59.250 --> 00:15:02.030
  • ALL MAMMALS, MALE AND FEMALE.
  • 00:15:02.050 --> 00:15:03.270
  • YEAH, BUT.
  • 00:15:03.290 --> 00:15:05.080
  • SO THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED THAT LED TO THE CIVIL WAR,
  • 00:15:05.100 --> 00:15:07.170
  • IS YEAH, WE KNOW THE BIBLE SAYS ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL,
  • 00:15:07.190 --> 00:15:10.050
  • WE KNOW, THAT PAUL SAYS IN ACTS 17,
  • 00:15:10.070 --> 00:15:11.240
  • THAT WE'RE ALL OF ONE BLOOD,
  • 00:15:11.260 --> 00:15:13.280
  • WE KNOW THAT IN REVELATIONS 7,
  • 00:15:14.000 --> 00:15:16.080
  • ALL THE TRIBES, ALL THE NATIONS, ALL THE LANGUAGES
  • 00:15:16.100 --> 00:15:18.230
  • ARE GATHERED AROUND HIM, CASTING AROUND THEIR THRONES,
  • 00:15:18.250 --> 00:15:21.020
  • YEAH, BUT!
  • 00:15:21.040 --> 00:15:22.280
  • AND THAT'S WHERE YOU GET INTO TROUBLE!
  • 00:15:23.000 --> 00:15:25.040
  • AND RIGHT IN THAT BUILDING, IS WHERE IT ALL CAME APART.
  • 00:15:25.060 --> 00:15:28.110
  • IT CAME APART BASED ON SEVERAL LAWS,
  • 00:15:28.130 --> 00:15:30.070
  • PROBABLY THE BREAKING POINT WAS A LAW THAT WAS PASSED
  • 00:15:30.090 --> 00:15:33.260
  • IN MAY OF 1854, AND THINGS JUST STARTED CRUMBLING
  • 00:15:33.280 --> 00:15:38.080
  • FROM THAT POINT.
  • 00:15:38.100 --> 00:15:39.160
  • AND THEN YOU GO TO LATE 1860, EARLY 1861,
  • 00:15:39.180 --> 00:15:43.170
  • AND ON THE RIGHT SIDE AND ON THE LEFT SIDE,
  • 00:15:43.190 --> 00:15:46.040
  • THE RIGHT SIDE IS THE HOUSE, THE LEFT SIDE IS THE SENATE,
  • 00:15:46.060 --> 00:15:48.210
  • SENATOR, AFTER A SENATOR ON THE LEFT SIDE,
  • 00:15:48.230 --> 00:15:51.150
  • HOUSE MEMBER AFTER HOUSE MEMBER ON THE RIGHT SIDE,
  • 00:15:51.170 --> 00:15:53.120
  • GOT UP AND SAID, WE'RE LEAVING THE UNITED STATES.
  • 00:15:53.140 --> 00:15:55.170
  • WE CAN'T BE APART OF THIS NATION ANYMORE.
  • 00:15:55.190 --> 00:15:57.090
  • WE'RE NOT GONNA BE APART OF A COUNTRY THAT
  • 00:15:57.110 --> 00:15:59.050
  • THINKS ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL.
  • 00:15:59.070 --> 00:16:01.120
  • AND I MEAN, SPEECHES ARE JUST UNBELIEVABLE.
  • 00:16:01.140 --> 00:16:04.060
  • AND SO, IT'S LIKE, YEAH, I SEE ALL THAT STUFF,
  • 00:16:04.080 --> 00:16:06.150
  • BUT I'M REINTERPRETING IT TO MY OWN TRUTH,
  • 00:16:06.170 --> 00:16:08.130
  • WHICH IS WHERE WE ARE TODAY.
  • 00:16:08.150 --> 00:16:09.240
  • TWO OUT OF THREE AMERICANS TODAY SAY
  • 00:16:09.260 --> 00:16:10.280
  • THERE'S NO ABSOLUTE MORAL TRUTH,
  • 00:16:11.000 --> 00:16:12.290
  • THAT IT'S INDIVIDUALLY DETERMINED,
  • 00:16:13.010 --> 00:16:14.120
  • INDIVIDUALLY INTERPRETED.
  • 00:16:14.140 --> 00:16:15.130
  • 4 OUT OF 5 MILLENNIALS SAY THAT.
  • 00:16:15.150 --> 00:16:17.220
  • AND THAT'S A DANGEROUS PLACE TO BE,
  • 00:16:17.240 --> 00:16:19.260
  • WHERE GOD'S WORD IS NOW UP TO INDIVIDUAL INTERPRETATION,
  • 00:16:19.280 --> 00:16:23.050
  • DON'T CARE HOW IT'S BEEN FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS,
  • 00:16:23.070 --> 00:16:24.270
  • HERE'S HOW I THINK IT IS.
  • 00:16:24.290 --> 00:16:27.020
  • AND THAT'S THE POLARIZATION THEY EXPERIENCED THEN,
  • 00:16:27.040 --> 00:16:29.110
  • AND WE GOT TO BE REALLY CAREFUL,
  • 00:16:29.130 --> 00:16:30.240
  • BECAUSE WE'RE GETTING CLOSE TO A POLARIZATION NOW
  • 00:16:30.260 --> 00:16:32.190
  • ON THE SAME KIND OF WAY.
  • 00:16:32.210 --> 00:16:34.140
  • - WE ARE GOING IN AND OUT OF THE CHRISTIAN HERITAGE TOUR
  • 00:16:34.160 --> 00:16:39.130
  • OF THE U.S. CAPITOL WITH DAVID BARTON.
  • 00:16:39.150 --> 00:16:41.180
  • LET'S GO BACK TO THE CAPITOL.
  • 00:16:41.200 --> 00:16:44.170
  • - [DAVID] LET ME JUST START OFF WITH THE STATUE THAT'S
  • 00:16:44.190 --> 00:16:45.290
  • DOWN HERE.
  • 00:16:46.010 --> 00:16:46.270
  • TAKE THIS GUY.
  • 00:16:46.290 --> 00:16:48.080
  • THIS IS JOHN PETER GABRIEL MUHLENBERG.
  • 00:16:48.100 --> 00:16:50.020
  • THIS IS A STATUE FROM PENNSYLVANIA
  • 00:16:50.040 --> 00:16:52.050
  • HOWEVER, THE STORY THAT CAUSED THE STATUE TO BE DONE,
  • 00:16:52.070 --> 00:16:54.180
  • WAS DONE HERE IN VIRGINIA.
  • 00:16:54.200 --> 00:16:56.020
  • ABOUT 80 MILES WEST OF HERE IS A
  • 00:16:56.040 --> 00:16:57.280
  • LITTLE TOWN OF WOODSTOCK, VIRGINIA.
  • 00:16:58.000 --> 00:16:59.160
  • AND, THIS IS PASTOR MUHLENBERG.
  • 00:16:59.180 --> 00:17:01.170
  • PASTOR JOHN PETER GABRIEL MUHLENBERG.
  • 00:17:01.190 --> 00:17:03.160
  • PASTOR OF TWO CHURCHES SIMULTANEOUSLY.
  • 00:17:03.180 --> 00:17:05.140
  • HE HAD A GERMAN SPEAKING LUTHERAN CHURCH,
  • 00:17:05.160 --> 00:17:07.160
  • AND AN ENGLISH SPEAKING EPISCOPAL CHURCH,
  • 00:17:07.180 --> 00:17:09.060
  • AND HE WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE STATE LEGISLATOR,
  • 00:17:09.080 --> 00:17:11.140
  • WHICH IS VERY COMMON FOR MINISTERS OF THAT TIME
  • 00:17:11.160 --> 00:17:13.290
  • TO BE IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE.
  • 00:17:14.010 --> 00:17:15.050
  • ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAPPENED IS THAT
  • 00:17:15.070 --> 00:17:17.020
  • THE BRITISH MARCHED, 200 BRITISH SOLDIERS,
  • 00:17:17.040 --> 00:17:19.060
  • INTO WILLIAMSBURG AND THEY PROMPTLY STARTED
  • 00:17:19.080 --> 00:17:21.290
  • GOING THROUGH THE INDIVIDUAL HOMES OF THE PEOPLE,
  • 00:17:22.010 --> 00:17:23.250
  • TAKING WHAT THEY WANTED, GUNS, AMMUNITION,
  • 00:17:23.270 --> 00:17:25.250
  • THEY TOOK THE JOINT MAGAZINE, THE POWDER MAGAZINE, ETC.,
  • 00:17:25.270 --> 00:17:28.180
  • BRITISH BILL OF RIGHTS GUARANTEED ALL THESE RIGHTS
  • 00:17:28.200 --> 00:17:31.190
  • AND NOW THEY'RE ALL BEING VIOLATED.
  • 00:17:31.210 --> 00:17:33.090
  • WE WERE TRYING FOR 11 YEARS TO WORK OUT THOSE PROBLEMS.
  • 00:17:33.110 --> 00:17:35.160
  • WE DID NOT WANT TO SEPARATE.
  • 00:17:35.180 --> 00:17:36.290
  • AND SO IN JANUARY OF 1776, THERE'S NO WAY YOU COULDN'T
  • 00:17:37.010 --> 00:17:39.260
  • HAVE GOTTEN A VOTE TO SEPARATE AMERICAN FROM GREAT BRITAIN,
  • 00:17:39.280 --> 00:17:41.190
  • WE'RE STILL BRITISH CITIZENS.
  • 00:17:41.210 --> 00:17:43.060
  • BUT NOW THE BRITISH ARMY HAS ATTACKED
  • 00:17:43.080 --> 00:17:45.070
  • BRITISH CITIZENS IN THEIR HOMES AND TAKEN STUFF,
  • 00:17:45.090 --> 00:17:48.060
  • AND SO AT THAT POINT, PATRICK HENRY GATHERS
  • 00:17:48.080 --> 00:17:50.050
  • 5.000 VIRGINIA FARMERS TOGETHER, HE GETS THEM OUT
  • 00:17:50.070 --> 00:17:53.150
  • IN A PASTURE, HE CRAWLS UP ON TOP A ROCK,
  • 00:17:53.170 --> 00:17:55.100
  • HE PREACHES A SERMON TO THEM.
  • 00:17:55.120 --> 00:17:56.280
  • AND IN THAT SERMON, HE JUST REMINDS THEM OF
  • 00:17:57.000 --> 00:17:59.020
  • WHAT GOD DID, AND HOW GOD DELIVERED THE ISRAELITES,
  • 00:17:59.040 --> 00:18:02.120
  • AND HOW GOD COULD DO THAT FOR AMERICA,
  • 00:18:02.140 --> 00:18:04.090
  • AND STAND UP TO OPPRESSION.
  • 00:18:04.110 --> 00:18:06.010
  • AND SO THOSE 5.000 VIRGINIA FARMERS
  • 00:18:06.030 --> 00:18:08.270
  • ATTACKED THOSE 200 BRITISH SOLDIERS.
  • 00:18:08.290 --> 00:18:11.050
  • AND EVERYBODY BACK THEN HAS GOT THE SAME SINGLE-FIRE RIFLE.
  • 00:18:11.070 --> 00:18:13.180
  • YOU GET ONE SHOT, AND THAT'S IT.
  • 00:18:13.200 --> 00:18:14.200
  • SO 5.000 SHOTS VERSUS 200 SHOTS,
  • 00:18:14.220 --> 00:18:17.010
  • DOESN'T MATTER IF THEY'RE TRAINED GUYS,
  • 00:18:17.030 --> 00:18:18.160
  • OUR GUYS MAY BE FARMERS, THEY'RE STILL 5.000.
  • 00:18:18.180 --> 00:18:21.040
  • AND SO AT THAT POINT, THE BRITISH GAVE
  • 00:18:21.060 --> 00:18:22.160
  • EVERYTHING BACK, NO SHOTS FIRED,
  • 00:18:22.180 --> 00:18:24.240
  • BUT THE NEWS IS, WE'VE NOW BEEN ATTACKED BY OUR OWN FORCES.
  • 00:18:24.260 --> 00:18:27.120
  • SO, PASTOR MUHLENBERG, WHEN HE FINISHED THE
  • 00:18:27.140 --> 00:18:29.130
  • LEGISLATIVE SESSION, HE JUMPED ON HORSEBACK,
  • 00:18:29.150 --> 00:18:31.180
  • HE RODE BACK HOME TO WOODSTOCK,
  • 00:18:31.200 --> 00:18:33.070
  • AND HE RODE 220 MILES HOME ON HORSEBACK,
  • 00:18:33.090 --> 00:18:35.280
  • WHICH IS A WEEK IN THE SADDLE.
  • 00:18:36.000 --> 00:18:37.160
  • SO, HE LEFT THE LEGISLATURE, RODE HARD FOR A WEEK,
  • 00:18:37.180 --> 00:18:40.160
  • HE GOT BACK IN TIME TO PREACH THE SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE,
  • 00:18:40.180 --> 00:18:43.110
  • AND IT WAS JANUARY THE 21ST, 1776.
  • 00:18:43.130 --> 00:18:47.070
  • AND THAT, IO THAT DAY HE MOUNTED THE PULPIT
  • 00:18:47.090 --> 00:18:49.230
  • HE WORE CLERICAL ROBES, THEY ALL WORE CLERICAL ROBES
  • 00:18:49.250 --> 00:18:52.050
  • BACK THEN, BLACK PEOPLE, WHITE PEOPLE,
  • 00:18:52.070 --> 00:18:54.220
  • CATHOLICS, PROTESTANTS, ALL THE MINISTERS
  • 00:18:54.240 --> 00:18:56.170
  • WORE CLERICAL ROBES, AND IT WAS AN ELEVATED PULPIT.
  • 00:18:56.190 --> 00:18:59.010
  • HE PREACHES THAT MORNING FROM THE
  • 00:18:59.030 --> 00:19:00.080
  • ECCLESIASTES 3, VERSES 1 THROUGH 8.
  • 00:19:00.100 --> 00:19:02.210
  • AND THAT'S THE PASSAGE, EVERYTHING, THERE'S A TIME,
  • 00:19:02.230 --> 00:19:04.210
  • AND A PURPOSE, AND A SEASON.
  • 00:19:04.230 --> 00:19:06.080
  • AND SO, VERSE 1, THERE IS A TIME TO BE BORN,
  • 00:19:06.100 --> 00:19:08.050
  • AND A TIME TO DIE.
  • 00:19:08.070 --> 00:19:09.190
  • AND HE WORKS THROUGH EVERY VERSE, AND HE GETS TO VERSE 8,
  • 00:19:09.210 --> 00:19:11.150
  • AND VERSE 8 SAYS THERE IS A TIME OF PEACE,
  • 00:19:11.170 --> 00:19:13.170
  • AND THERE'S A TIME OF WAR.
  • 00:19:13.190 --> 00:19:15.110
  • AND WHEN HE GOT THERE, HE LOOKED UP, HE SAID,
  • 00:19:15.130 --> 00:19:17.160
  • "BRETHREN, THIS IS NO LONGER THE TIME OF PEACE,
  • 00:19:17.180 --> 00:19:20.050
  • "THIS IS NOW THE TIME OF WAR."
  • 00:19:20.070 --> 00:19:22.070
  • AND HE CLOSED HIS BIBLE, AND HE HAD A DISMISSAL PRAYER,
  • 00:19:22.090 --> 00:19:25.160
  • AND INSTEAD OF DOING WHAT HE ALWAYS DID,
  • 00:19:25.180 --> 00:19:27.080
  • WHICH WAS GO OFF INTO THE VESTAL ROOM AND DISROBE,
  • 00:19:27.100 --> 00:19:30.040
  • HE STOOD RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE CONGREGATION,
  • 00:19:30.060 --> 00:19:31.200
  • HE STARTED UNDRESSING IN FRONT OF THE CONGREGATION.
  • 00:19:31.220 --> 00:19:33.190
  • NOW THEY'VE NEVER SEEN THAT BEFORE,
  • 00:19:33.210 --> 00:19:34.270
  • AND THEY HAVE NO CLUE WHAT IS GOING ON.
  • 00:19:34.290 --> 00:19:36.200
  • AND WHEN HE GETS THOSE ROBES OPEN, HE JERKS THEM OFF,
  • 00:19:36.220 --> 00:19:39.100
  • AND UNDERNEATH HE IS WEARING THE FULL DRESS UNIFORM
  • 00:19:39.120 --> 00:19:41.040
  • OF AN OFFICER IN THE CONTINENTAL ARMY.
  • 00:19:41.060 --> 00:19:42.170
  • THESE ARE THE CLERICAL ROBES HE JUST TOOK OFF
  • 00:19:42.190 --> 00:19:44.110
  • OVER HIS ARM THERE.
  • 00:19:44.130 --> 00:19:45.150
  • SO HE IS STANDING THERE IN THE PULPIT,
  • 00:19:45.170 --> 00:19:47.070
  • FULL DRESS UNIFORM, FULLY EQUIPPED,
  • 00:19:47.090 --> 00:19:49.090
  • RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS, RIGHT THERE IN THE PULPIT,
  • 00:19:49.110 --> 00:19:51.150
  • HE'S GOT HIS WEAPONS WITH HIM.
  • 00:19:51.170 --> 00:19:52.270
  • HE THEN DISMOUNTED THE PULPIT IN FULL DRESS UNIFORM,
  • 00:19:52.290 --> 00:19:56.050
  • AND THAT CHURCH IN WOODSTOCK IS A LITTLE BIT
  • 00:19:56.070 --> 00:19:58.130
  • NARROW CHURCH WITH ONE AISLE DOWN THE CENTER.
  • 00:19:58.150 --> 00:20:00.020
  • AND HE STARTED MARCHING DOWN THAT AISLE,
  • 00:20:00.040 --> 00:20:02.160
  • PREACHING AS HE WENT.
  • 00:20:02.180 --> 00:20:03.220
  • HE SAID, "BRETHREN, WHOSE GOING WITH ME
  • 00:20:03.240 --> 00:20:05.230
  • "TO DEFEND OUR RIGHTS?
  • 00:20:05.250 --> 00:20:07.000
  • "WE CAME TO THIS COUNTRY TO HAVE THESE RIGHTS,
  • 00:20:07.020 --> 00:20:09.060
  • "AND IF WE DON'T GET INVOLVED,
  • 00:20:09.080 --> 00:20:10.110
  • "WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE THESE RIGHTS,
  • 00:20:10.130 --> 00:20:11.110
  • "WHOSE GOING WITH ME?"
  • 00:20:11.130 --> 00:20:12.290
  • 300 MEN MET HIM AT THE BACK DOOR,
  • 00:20:13.010 --> 00:20:14.270
  • THEY BECAME THE 8TH VIRGINIA REGIMENT.
  • 00:20:14.290 --> 00:20:17.010
  • IT'S AMAZING HOW MANY REGIMENTS IN THE
  • 00:20:17.030 --> 00:20:19.020
  • AMERICAN REVOLUTION WERE NOTHING MORE
  • 00:20:19.040 --> 00:20:20.190
  • THAN MINISTERS LEADING THEIR CONGREGATIONS OUT TO DEFEND.
  • 00:20:20.210 --> 00:20:23.230
  • YOU WOULD NOT HAVE PICKED HIM FOR A PASTOR,
  • 00:20:23.250 --> 00:20:25.080
  • NOT WITH THAT SWORD AND MILITARY UNIFORM, BUT HE IS.
  • 00:20:25.100 --> 00:20:27.080
  • HE WENT ON TO BECOME MAJOR GENERAL.
  • 00:20:27.100 --> 00:20:29.100
  • HE FINISHED THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION THE SAME RANK
  • 00:20:29.120 --> 00:20:31.120
  • AS GEORGE WASHINGTON.
  • 00:20:31.140 --> 00:20:32.220
  • THERE WERE 17 MAJOR GENERALS, HE'S ONE OF THEM,
  • 00:20:32.240 --> 00:20:34.130
  • OF COURSE WASHINGTON'S COMMANDER IN CHIEF SO HE'S HIGHER,
  • 00:20:34.150 --> 00:20:36.240
  • BUT HE'S THE SAME RANK AS WASHINGTON WHEN HE FINISHES
  • 00:20:36.260 --> 00:20:38.180
  • THE REVOLUTION.
  • 00:20:38.200 --> 00:20:39.280
  • - WHEN LAURIE AND I WERE ON THE TOUR
  • 00:20:40.000 --> 00:20:42.010
  • WITH YOU SOME YEARS AGO,
  • 00:20:42.030 --> 00:20:45.290
  • I HAD NO IDEA.
  • 00:20:46.010 --> 00:20:48.220
  • LOOK, I WOULD HAVE KNOWN, BUT I WOULDN'T HAVE KNOWN
  • 00:20:48.240 --> 00:20:51.020
  • IT WAS JUST SO PREVALENT.
  • 00:20:51.040 --> 00:20:53.120
  • SO, EXPLAIN TO OUR VIEWERS THE,
  • 00:20:53.140 --> 00:20:58.110
  • IN ESSENCE, TELL A LITTLE BIT OF A STORY
  • 00:20:58.130 --> 00:21:01.280
  • ABOUT HOW THE FOUNDING FATHERS
  • 00:21:02.000 --> 00:21:04.150
  • AND THOSE AT THE PERIOD OF TIME WHEN
  • 00:21:04.170 --> 00:21:06.290
  • SOME OF THESE PAINTINGS WERE INSTALLED, EARLY 1800S,
  • 00:21:07.010 --> 00:21:11.130
  • REALLY WANTED TO SIGNAL CHRISTIAN HERITAGE?
  • 00:21:11.150 --> 00:21:14.120
  • THAT'S WHAT THEY WANTED TO DO.
  • 00:21:14.140 --> 00:21:15.240
  • HOW DID THEY DO THAT?
  • 00:21:15.260 --> 00:21:16.220
  • TELL THAT STORY.
  • 00:21:16.240 --> 00:21:18.080
  • - I WOULD SAY THEY DIDN'T WANT TO SIGNAL CHRISTIAN HERITAGE.
  • 00:21:18.100 --> 00:21:20.120
  • THEY BELIEVE THERE WAS NO OTHER HERITAGE.
  • 00:21:20.140 --> 00:21:22.060
  • - [MATT] GOT IT. PERFECTLY SAID. THANK YOU.
  • 00:21:22.080 --> 00:21:23.270
  • - THAT'S IT, SO YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THE TRUTH.
  • 00:21:23.290 --> 00:21:27.010
  • THE SUN COMES UP IN THE EAST, GOES DOWN IN THE WEST,
  • 00:21:27.030 --> 00:21:29.080
  • HOW CAN YOU ARGUE THAT?
  • 00:21:29.100 --> 00:21:31.020
  • - RIGHT.
  • 00:21:31.040 --> 00:21:32.100
  • - AND SO, FROM OUR EARLIER COLONIAL CHARTERS,
  • 00:21:32.120 --> 00:21:34.100
  • I MEAN YOU START BACK WITH 1607, WITH JAMESTOWN 1606,
  • 00:21:34.120 --> 00:21:38.220
  • JAMESTOWN CHARTERS, 1607 JAMESTOWN,
  • 00:21:38.240 --> 00:21:40.280
  • YOU GO TO THE PILGRIMS IN 1620,
  • 00:21:41.000 --> 00:21:42.180
  • YOU GO TO THE PURITANS IN 1630,
  • 00:21:42.200 --> 00:21:44.070
  • YOU GO TO RHODE ISLAND IN 1636, JUST GO THROUGH THEM ALL
  • 00:21:44.090 --> 00:21:48.130
  • CHRIST IS ALL OVER THEM ALL.
  • 00:21:48.150 --> 00:21:49.280
  • AND THEN YOU LOOK AT THE LAWS IN THE STATUTE BOOKS.
  • 00:21:50.000 --> 00:21:52.190
  • AND SO MANY OF THE STATUTE BOOKS SAID,
  • 00:21:52.210 --> 00:21:54.110
  • GOD'S LAW IS THE LAW OF THIS COLONY, END OF STORY.
  • 00:21:54.130 --> 00:21:57.260
  • THAT'S IT.
  • 00:21:57.280 --> 00:21:59.070
  • AND THEY WOULD SPECIFICALLY LIST THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
  • 00:21:59.090 --> 00:22:01.020
  • AND HOW THE APPLY TO THESE
  • 00:22:01.040 --> 00:22:02.100
  • WE EVEN HAVE A COURSE IN THE LAST DECADE THAT SAYS
  • 00:22:02.120 --> 00:22:05.090
  • OUR EMBEZZLEMENT AND FRAUD LAWS ARE ALL BASED ON
  • 00:22:05.110 --> 00:22:07.150
  • THE TENTH OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
  • 00:22:07.170 --> 00:22:09.040
  • I MEAN, TO THIS DAY WE STILL ACKNOWLEDGE
  • 00:22:09.060 --> 00:22:11.140
  • THAT THE TEN COMMANDMENTS SHAPED OUR,
  • 00:22:11.160 --> 00:22:13.010
  • WE DON'T KNOW THAT TODAY, WE DON'T HAVE A CLUE,
  • 00:22:13.030 --> 00:22:15.260
  • JUST BEHIND THAT BUILDING IS THE SUPREME COURT,
  • 00:22:15.280 --> 00:22:18.000
  • YOU CAN KIND OF SEE IT ON THE LEFT SIDE THERE,
  • 00:22:18.020 --> 00:22:19.200
  • PART OF THE SUPREME COURT.
  • 00:22:19.220 --> 00:22:21.040
  • IT'S INTERESTING THAT IF YOU PRACTICE FEDERAL LAW TODAY,
  • 00:22:21.060 --> 00:22:24.160
  • YOU HAVE WHAT'S CALLED FEDERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE.
  • 00:22:24.180 --> 00:22:27.060
  • IT'S DOZENS OF LINES ON HOW TO PRACTICE FEDERAL LAW.
  • 00:22:27.080 --> 00:22:29.250
  • GREAT.
  • 00:22:29.270 --> 00:22:31.100
  • PULL OUT VOLUME 30, THERE'S NEARLY 60 PAGES IN VOLUME 30,
  • 00:22:31.120 --> 00:22:34.170
  • ON HOW THE BIBLE IS THE BASIS OF EVERY CLAUSE
  • 00:22:34.190 --> 00:22:38.260
  • IN THE DUE PROCESS CLAUSES IN THE BILL OF RIGHTS.
  • 00:22:38.280 --> 00:22:41.080
  • THE FOURTH THROUGH THE EIGHTH AMENDMENTS,
  • 00:22:41.100 --> 00:22:42.190
  • THE CONFRONTATION CLAUSE, THE COMPEL WITNESSES CLAUSE,
  • 00:22:42.210 --> 00:22:45.160
  • THE JURY CLAUSE, ALL THOSE AMENDMENTS,
  • 00:22:45.180 --> 00:22:49.030
  • CAME OUT OF THE BIBLE, ALL OF IT.
  • 00:22:49.050 --> 00:22:50.070
  • WE DON'T KNOW THAT, THEY KNEW THAT.
  • 00:22:50.090 --> 00:22:51.290
  • WHEN THEY BUILT THAT, THEY KNEW THAT.
  • 00:22:52.010 --> 00:22:53.160
  • THEY'RE THE GUYS WHO WROTE THE LAWS,
  • 00:22:53.180 --> 00:22:54.270
  • THOSE ARE THE GUYS WHO PUT THE LAW BOOKS TOGETHER.
  • 00:22:54.290 --> 00:22:56.240
  • TODAY THIS IS FOREIGN LANGUAGE FOR US.
  • 00:22:56.260 --> 00:22:59.010
  • IT'S LIKE HEARING SOMETHING WE NEVER HEARD BEFORE.
  • 00:22:59.030 --> 00:23:01.240
  • SO FOR THEM THEY WEREN'T TRYING TO MAKE A POINT,
  • 00:23:01.260 --> 00:23:03.210
  • THIS IS JUST WHO THEY WERE.
  • 00:23:03.230 --> 00:23:05.010
  • THIS IS WHAT AMERICA WAS.
  • 00:23:05.030 --> 00:23:06.090
  • HOW CAN YOU SAY IT WAS OTHERWISE?
  • 00:23:06.110 --> 00:23:07.130
  • THERE'S TOO MANY DOCUMENTS.
  • 00:23:07.150 --> 00:23:08.160
  • TODAY WE DON'T KNOW THE DOCUMENTS.
  • 00:23:08.180 --> 00:23:11.050
  • - [LAURIE] WOULD YOU HAVE LOVED TO HAVE LIVED BACK THEN,
  • 00:23:11.070 --> 00:23:13.000
  • TO WRITE ALL THAT STUFF? (LAUGHS)
  • 00:23:13.020 --> 00:23:16.160
  • - I WOULDN'T HAVE HAD TO WRITE ANYTHING,
  • 00:23:16.180 --> 00:23:17.150
  • I'D JUST TAKE PICTURES!
  • 00:23:17.170 --> 00:23:18.160
  • TAKE PICTURES AND, IT'S EVERYWHERE!
  • 00:23:18.180 --> 00:23:20.210
  • I MEAN, ONE OF MY FAVORITE GUYS OVER THERE
  • 00:23:20.230 --> 00:23:23.090
  • IS JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.
  • 00:23:23.110 --> 00:23:24.280
  • AND JOHN QUINCY ADAMS SPENT, HE WAS
  • 00:23:25.000 --> 00:23:27.030
  • PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, HE WAS IN THE SENATE,
  • 00:23:27.050 --> 00:23:28.240
  • HE WAS IN THE HOUSE, HE WAS ALL OVER THAT BUILDING.
  • 00:23:28.260 --> 00:23:30.140
  • AND BY THE TIME HE MOVES INTO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
  • 00:23:30.160 --> 00:23:33.190
  • AFTER BEING PRESIDENT, THE GUY KEPT A DIARY FOR 69 YEARS.
  • 00:23:33.210 --> 00:23:37.010
  • I MEAN, HE STARTED, 68 YEARS, HE STARTED WHEN
  • 00:23:37.030 --> 00:23:38.150
  • HE WAS 11 YEARS OLD, UNTIL HE WAS 79,
  • 00:23:38.170 --> 00:23:41.260
  • AND IT'S RIDICULOUS TO READ HIS DIARY,
  • 00:23:41.280 --> 00:23:45.060
  • BECAUSE THE GUY, I REMEMBER READING HIS DIARY ONE TIME,
  • 00:23:45.080 --> 00:23:48.150
  • AND HE WAS SAYING, WELL,
  • 00:23:48.170 --> 00:23:50.070
  • I WAS READING TODAY IN ROMANS 8, AND IT APPEARS TO ME,
  • 00:23:50.090 --> 00:23:54.290
  • THAT THE RUSSIANS DID A BETTER TRANSLATION THAN
  • 00:23:55.010 --> 00:23:57.000
  • THE GERMANS DID.
  • 00:23:57.020 --> 00:23:57.270
  • NOW THE FRENCH DIDN'T GET IT.
  • 00:23:57.290 --> 00:23:59.230
  • NOW, HE READS IN SEVEN LANGUAGES!
  • 00:23:59.250 --> 00:24:01.060
  • SO, HE TAKES EVERYTHING BACK TO THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE.
  • 00:24:01.080 --> 00:24:03.050
  • AND SO, SUNDAY OVER AT THE CAPITOL, THEY HAVE
  • 00:24:03.070 --> 00:24:05.160
  • CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY AT THE CAPITOL,
  • 00:24:05.180 --> 00:24:06.240
  • HE'S THERE EVERY SUNDAY, AND SO HE WRITES IN HIS
  • 00:24:06.260 --> 00:24:10.290
  • DIARY AND IN HIS JOURNALS, WHAT HAPPENS ON THAT SUNDAY,
  • 00:24:11.010 --> 00:24:13.180
  • WHOSE PREACHING, WHAT THEY PREACHED ABOUT,
  • 00:24:13.200 --> 00:24:15.280
  • AND WHAT VERSES THEY USED.
  • 00:24:16.000 --> 00:24:18.040
  • AND HE'LL OFTEN SAY, THEY DIDN'T USE VERY GOOD BIBLE VERSES,
  • 00:24:18.060 --> 00:24:20.230
  • THEY SHOULD HAVE USED, THESE, THESE, AND THESE.
  • 00:24:20.250 --> 00:24:22.050
  • HE'LL GO THROUGH AND CRITIQUE EVERY SERMON,
  • 00:24:22.070 --> 00:24:24.080
  • AND ONE OF HIS ENTRIES, THE CHAPLAINS OF THE HOUSE
  • 00:24:24.100 --> 00:24:27.280
  • AND THE CHAPLAINS OF THE SENATE WOULD ALTERNATE
  • 00:24:28.000 --> 00:24:29.090
  • BEING IN CHARGE OF THE SERVICES EVERY WEEK.
  • 00:24:29.110 --> 00:24:31.180
  • AND THEY COULD BRING SOMEBODY TO SPEAK,
  • 00:24:31.200 --> 00:24:32.260
  • OR THEY COULD SPEAK.
  • 00:24:32.280 --> 00:24:34.060
  • AND SO ON ONE OF THE SUNDAYS, HE WRITES IN THERE,
  • 00:24:34.080 --> 00:24:36.020
  • HE SAYS, WE HAD A NEW CHAPLAIN TODAY,
  • 00:24:36.040 --> 00:24:37.280
  • WE GOT TO GET RID OF THIS GUY.
  • 00:24:38.000 --> 00:24:39.140
  • (LAUGHS)
  • 00:24:39.160 --> 00:24:40.210
  • - TURNED OUT THE GUY ONLY PREACHED 40 MINUTES.
  • 00:24:40.230 --> 00:24:42.290
  • HE SAID, WE'RE USED TO 2 HOUR SERMONS,
  • 00:24:43.010 --> 00:24:44.220
  • WE CAME TO CHURCH TO HEAR GOD'S WORD,
  • 00:24:44.240 --> 00:24:46.090
  • WHAT DID HE THINK WE CAME FOR?
  • 00:24:46.110 --> 00:24:48.060
  • AND IT'S LIKE, OH MY GOSH, FORTY MINUTES AND YOU'RE FIRED.
  • 00:24:48.080 --> 00:24:52.290
  • THAT'S NOT PREACHING.
  • 00:24:53.010 --> 00:24:55.100
  • SO LOOK AT US TODAY, WE'RE DOWN TO
  • 00:24:55.120 --> 00:24:57.080
  • 16, 18, 22 MINUTE SERMONS IN CHURCH, BECAUSE WE GOT TO
  • 00:24:57.100 --> 00:25:00.050
  • GET IN AND OUT IN 50 MINUTES, AND YOU JUST
  • 00:25:00.070 --> 00:25:03.100
  • LOOK AT THE DIARY, IT'S A SNAPSHOT,
  • 00:25:03.120 --> 00:25:05.010
  • THEY WEREN'T TRYING TO CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE,
  • 00:25:05.030 --> 00:25:07.110
  • THEY'RE JUST REFLECTING WHAT THE TRUTH WAS AT THE TIME,
  • 00:25:07.130 --> 00:25:10.080
  • AND IT'S SO STRANGE FOR US TODAY.
  • 00:25:10.100 --> 00:25:11.230
  • - AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT AMERICA'S FIRST MEGA-CHURCH.
  • 00:25:11.250 --> 00:25:16.170
  • THERE ARE LIKE A COUPLE THOUSAND PEOPLE THAT--
  • 00:25:16.190 --> 00:25:17.290
  • - THAT'S RIGHT, 2.000 PEOPLE A WEEK WENT OVER THERE.
  • 00:25:18.010 --> 00:25:19.210
  • - RODE THEIR HORSES IN, FROM--
  • 00:25:19.230 --> 00:25:21.170
  • - WELL, ACTUALLY THOMAS JEFFERSON RODE HIS HORSE IN,
  • 00:25:21.190 --> 00:25:24.160
  • AND HIS POLITICAL OPPONENTS, HE WAS AN ANTI-FEDERALIST.
  • 00:25:24.180 --> 00:25:29.010
  • AND SO, THE OTHER GUYS ARE CALLED THE FEDERALISTS,
  • 00:25:29.030 --> 00:25:30.250
  • AND THEY HATED HIM!
  • 00:25:30.270 --> 00:25:32.100
  • AND THE MOST VISCOUS POLITICAL CAMPAIGN
  • 00:25:32.120 --> 00:25:34.260
  • IN AMERICAN HISTORY, EVER, TO THIS DAY, IS THE ONE THAT
  • 00:25:34.280 --> 00:25:38.000
  • INVOLVED THOMAS JEFFERSON AGAINST JOHN ADAMS,
  • 00:25:38.020 --> 00:25:40.070
  • AND THE WAY THEY ATTACKED THOMAS JEFFERSON,
  • 00:25:40.090 --> 00:25:42.030
  • BUT JEFFERSON RODE HIS HORSE BACK AND FORTH
  • 00:25:42.050 --> 00:25:44.150
  • FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TO THE CAPITOL,
  • 00:25:44.170 --> 00:25:45.250
  • 1.6 MILES RIGHT DOWN THE ROAD,
  • 00:25:45.270 --> 00:25:48.180
  • AND HIS POLITICAL OPPONENTS SAID, I'LL GIVE HIM THIS,
  • 00:25:48.200 --> 00:25:52.050
  • NO MATTER HOW BAD THE WEATHER IS,
  • 00:25:52.070 --> 00:25:53.220
  • HE NEVER MISSES CHURCH AT THE CAPITOL.
  • 00:25:53.240 --> 00:25:55.240
  • NOW MADISON, WHOLE DIFFERENT STORY.
  • 00:25:55.260 --> 00:25:58.010
  • MADISON WANTS YOU TO KNOW THE PRESIDENT HAS JUST GOT HERE.
  • 00:25:58.030 --> 00:26:00.280
  • SO HE WOULD ARRIVE AT THE CAPITOL IN A
  • 00:26:01.000 --> 00:26:02.210
  • CARRIAGE PULLED BY FOUR WHITE HORSES.
  • 00:26:02.230 --> 00:26:04.280
  • SO WHEN HE PULLED UP, MAN, IT'S LIMO COMING IN,
  • 00:26:05.000 --> 00:26:07.140
  • YOU'VE GOT THE STRETCH HORSES PULLING IN.
  • 00:26:07.160 --> 00:26:11.100
  • MADISON COMES IN, EVERYBODY KNOWS.
  • 00:26:11.120 --> 00:26:13.080
  • JEFFERSON COMES IN, JUST RIDES HIS HORSE IN,
  • 00:26:13.100 --> 00:26:15.130
  • TIES HIM UP, GETS OFF, GOES TO CHURCH,
  • 00:26:15.150 --> 00:26:17.080
  • RIDES BACK TO THE WHITE HOUSE.
  • 00:26:17.100 --> 00:26:18.270
  • - WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THAT BEAUTIFUL BUILDING
  • 00:26:18.290 --> 00:26:21.160
  • KIND OF OVER OURS SHOULDER, WE CALL IT
  • 00:26:21.180 --> 00:26:23.090
  • THE U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING.
  • 00:26:23.110 --> 00:26:25.000
  • IT HOUSES BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS.
  • 00:26:25.020 --> 00:26:28.080
  • WHAT ELSE IS INSIDE THAT BUILDING?
  • 00:26:28.100 --> 00:26:29.280
  • - [DAVID] IT USED TO HOUSE THE U.S. SUPREME COURT.
  • 00:26:30.000 --> 00:26:31.220
  • - [MATT] I REMEMBER THAT, YEAH.
  • 00:26:31.240 --> 00:26:33.020
  • - BECAUSE THE FOUNDING FATHERS NEVER THOUGHT THAT
  • 00:26:33.040 --> 00:26:35.020
  • THE SUPREME COURT WAS AN INDEPENDENT BRANCH.
  • 00:26:35.040 --> 00:26:36.250
  • WE HERE TODAY, HAVE THREE INDEPENDENT BRANCHES?
  • 00:26:36.270 --> 00:26:38.190
  • NO, NO, NO.
  • 00:26:38.210 --> 00:26:39.220
  • THE FOUNDERS SAID, NO WAY.
  • 00:26:39.240 --> 00:26:40.220
  • THAT BRANCH IS NOT ELECTED.
  • 00:26:40.240 --> 00:26:42.000
  • YOU DON'T LET THEM BE INDEPENDENT,
  • 00:26:42.020 --> 00:26:43.040
  • YOU KEEP CLOSE CONTROL OVER THEM.
  • 00:26:43.060 --> 00:26:44.260
  • THE U.S. SUPREME COURT MET OVER THERE FROM
  • 00:26:44.280 --> 00:26:47.200
  • THE TIME THEY BUILT THAT UNTIL IN 1935
  • 00:26:47.220 --> 00:26:51.050
  • UNDER FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT THEY GOT THEIR OWN BUILDING
  • 00:26:51.070 --> 00:26:53.210
  • ACROSS THE STREET, AND SINCE THEN, ITS LIKE
  • 00:26:53.230 --> 00:26:55.220
  • THEY'RE OUT OF CONTROL.
  • 00:26:55.240 --> 00:26:57.050
  • THEY MAKE ALL THE DECISIONS.
  • 00:26:57.070 --> 00:26:58.220
  • AND IF YOU TAKE A TOUR OF THE SUPREME COURT TODAY,
  • 00:26:58.240 --> 00:27:01.170
  • THEY WILL TELL YOU, THIS IS THE BUILDING FROM WHICH
  • 00:27:01.190 --> 00:27:04.130
  • ALL THE LAW OF THE LAND EMANATES.
  • 00:27:04.150 --> 00:27:06.080
  • WAIT A MINUTE, WHAT'S THE BIG DOME BUILDING
  • 00:27:06.100 --> 00:27:07.210
  • ACROSS THE STREET?
  • 00:27:07.230 --> 00:27:09.110
  • NO, NO, ALL LAW COMES OUT OF THE SUPREME,
  • 00:27:09.130 --> 00:27:11.180
  • LAW DIDN'T COME OUT OF THE SUPREME COURT!
  • 00:27:11.200 --> 00:27:13.070
  • BUT WE THINK IT DOES TODAY.
  • 00:27:13.090 --> 00:27:14.240
  • SO THAT USED TO HOUSE VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING
  • 00:27:14.260 --> 00:27:17.130
  • EXCEPT THE PRESIDENT AND THAT WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART,
  • 00:27:17.150 --> 00:27:19.220
  • BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT THE PEOPLE ELECTED!
  • 00:27:19.240 --> 00:27:21.240
  • AND SO SINCE THE SUPREME COURT WASN'T ELECTED,
  • 00:27:21.260 --> 00:27:23.220
  • YOU DEFINITELY HAVE THEM UNDER THE CONTROL OF
  • 00:27:23.240 --> 00:27:25.080
  • THE HOUSE AND SENATE, YOU DON'T WANT THEM
  • 00:27:25.100 --> 00:27:27.040
  • AWAY FROM THE ELECTED OFFICIALS!
  • 00:27:27.060 --> 00:27:28.260
  • BECAUSE THEY MIGHT ACTED DIFFERENTLY.
  • 00:27:28.280 --> 00:27:30.160
  • AND MAN, WHAT A DIFFERENCE THAT'S BEEN.
  • 00:27:30.180 --> 00:27:32.060
  • SO, THAT REALLY WAS THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT.
  • 00:27:32.080 --> 00:27:34.290
  • BUT IT WAS LIMITED GOVERNMENT, IT DIDN'T GET
  • 00:27:35.010 --> 00:27:37.070
  • INTO EVERYTHING WE HAVE TODAY.
  • 00:27:37.090 --> 00:27:38.290
  • - WE'RE TAKING A TOUR, THIS IS THE CHRISTIAN HERITAGE
  • 00:27:39.010 --> 00:27:42.170
  • TOUR, AND, DAVID, I HAVE WANTED TO SEE THIS DAY WHERE
  • 00:27:42.190 --> 00:27:48.070
  • WE WOULD GET ALL OF THAT GREAT FOOTAGE OF YOU GIVING THIS
  • 00:27:48.090 --> 00:27:51.200
  • BASICALLY THIS TOUR, I MEAN, LITERALLY
  • 00:27:51.220 --> 00:27:54.190
  • WALKING PEOPLE THROUGH THE U.S. CAPITOL.
  • 00:27:54.210 --> 00:27:56.280
  • I LIKE THE WAY YOU SAID IT.
  • 00:27:57.000 --> 00:27:58.130
  • IT WASN'T, WE WEREN'T, YOU KNOW, WALLPAPERING THE INSIDE
  • 00:27:58.150 --> 00:28:03.010
  • OF THIS TO TRY TO GIVE A CHRISTIAN APPEARANCE.
  • 00:28:03.030 --> 00:28:07.090
  • IT WAS SIMPLY WHAT OUR HERITAGE IS.
  • 00:28:07.110 --> 00:28:13.040
  • AND IT'S NOT JUST WALLPAPER, IT'S CHISELED IN TO STONE.
  • 00:28:13.060 --> 00:28:18.120
  • ALL OF THIS STUFF, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE GETTING A TOUR.
  • 00:28:18.140 --> 00:28:23.180
  • LET'S GO BACK, WE SHOT THIS ALL LAST NIGHT,
  • 00:28:23.200 --> 00:28:26.240
  • GO BACK WITH DAVE INSIDE THE U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING.
  • 00:28:26.260 --> 00:28:30.280
  • - [DAVE] YOU SEE THE SIZE OF THIS?
  • 00:28:31.000 --> 00:28:32.030
  • THIS IS THE ORIGINAL CAPITOL.
  • 00:28:32.050 --> 00:28:33.120
  • THIS IS THE OLDEST PART OF THE BUILDING.
  • 00:28:33.140 --> 00:28:35.100
  • SO YOU SEE HOW SMALL THE CAPITOL WAS IN 1800,
  • 00:28:35.120 --> 00:28:37.170
  • WHEN THEY OPENED IT IN NOVEMBER OF 1800.
  • 00:28:37.190 --> 00:28:40.190
  • THIS, WE TALKED ABOUT PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM,
  • 00:28:40.210 --> 00:28:42.140
  • THIS WAS KIND OF SET UP IN THE 1840S KIND OF SCHEME,
  • 00:28:42.160 --> 00:28:45.040
  • THIS IS WHERE THE SENATE MET.
  • 00:28:45.060 --> 00:28:46.280
  • THEY WERE HERE FROM 1810 TO 1859,
  • 00:28:47.000 --> 00:28:49.030
  • WHEN THEY MOVED OUT TO WHERE THEY WERE.
  • 00:28:49.050 --> 00:28:50.210
  • WHEN THE SENATE MOVED OUT OF HERE, THIS
  • 00:28:50.230 --> 00:28:52.110
  • BECAME THE ROOM FOR THE U.S. SUPREME COURT.
  • 00:28:52.130 --> 00:28:54.180
  • SO U.S. SUPREME COURT MET HERE UNTIL 1935.
  • 00:28:54.200 --> 00:28:57.080
  • U.S. SUPREME COURT CAME UP HERE IN 1859,
  • 00:28:57.100 --> 00:29:00.020
  • AND THEN THEY WENT TO THE OTHER BUILDING IN 1935.
  • 00:29:00.040 --> 00:29:03.050
  • THE DEMOCRAT PARTY ITSELF BECAME
  • 00:29:03.070 --> 00:29:05.150
  • THE MAJORITY PARTY UNDER ANDREW JACKSON.
  • 00:29:05.170 --> 00:29:07.190
  • WHEN IT DID, IT BECAME VERY PRO-SLAVERY.
  • 00:29:07.210 --> 00:29:10.040
  • THAT WAS THEIR ISSUE.
  • 00:29:10.060 --> 00:29:11.180
  • AND SO YOU FIND A SERIES OF LAWS,
  • 00:29:11.200 --> 00:29:13.270
  • EVERY LAW THAT'S PASSED BY CONGRESS UNTIL 1920,
  • 00:29:13.290 --> 00:29:16.220
  • WHEN DEMOCRATS TOOK CONTROL,
  • 00:29:16.240 --> 00:29:18.080
  • HAD DONE THINGS TO LIMIT SLAVERY.
  • 00:29:18.100 --> 00:29:19.200
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON HAD PASSED 3 LAWS TO LIMIT SLAVERY.
  • 00:29:19.220 --> 00:29:21.290
  • THE NORTHWEST ORDINANCE BANNED THE IMPORTATION OF SLAVES.
  • 00:29:22.010 --> 00:29:24.230
  • JEFFERSON IS THE ONE WHO BANNED THE SLAVE TRADE.
  • 00:29:24.250 --> 00:29:28.020
  • SO YOU HAVE ALL THESE ANTI-SLAVERY LAWS GOING THROUGH,
  • 00:29:28.040 --> 00:29:32.170
  • UNTIL 1820.
  • 00:29:32.190 --> 00:29:34.010
  • 1820, THEY PASSED THE MISSOURI COMPROMISE,
  • 00:29:34.030 --> 00:29:37.070
  • AND SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT, WE'VE BEEN SAYING THAT
  • 00:29:37.090 --> 00:29:39.140
  • ALL FEDERAL TERRITORY YOU CAN'T HAVE SLAVES THERE.
  • 00:29:39.160 --> 00:29:41.230
  • THAT'S THE LAW WASHINGTON SIGNED.
  • 00:29:41.250 --> 00:29:43.180
  • AND THEY SAID, THAT'S JUST NOT FAIR FOR THE SOUTH,
  • 00:29:43.200 --> 00:29:45.120
  • BECAUSE THEY GOT SLAVES, WE NEED MORE SLAVES.
  • 00:29:45.140 --> 00:29:47.060
  • AND SO STARTING WITH 1820 THE MISSOURI COMPROMISE,
  • 00:29:47.080 --> 00:29:49.190
  • STATES HAD TO COME IN IN PAIRS.
  • 00:29:49.210 --> 00:29:50.250
  • YOU HAD TO HAVE A SLAVE STATE,
  • 00:29:50.270 --> 00:29:51.260
  • AND A FREE STATE COMING TOGETHER.
  • 00:29:51.280 --> 00:29:53.140
  • SO IN 1820, IT WAS MISSOURI CAME IN AS A SLAVE STATE,
  • 00:29:53.160 --> 00:29:56.050
  • MAINE CAME IN AS AN ANTI-SLAVERY STATE, SO YOU PAIRED-UP.
  • 00:29:56.070 --> 00:29:59.130
  • AND THEN BY THE TIME YOU GET TO 1850, THERE'S THE
  • 00:29:59.150 --> 00:30:01.220
  • FUGITIVE SLAVE LAW, WHICH SINCE WE
  • 00:30:01.240 --> 00:30:03.210
  • BANNED THE IMPORTATION OF SLAVES, WE NEED MORE SLAVES,
  • 00:30:03.230 --> 00:30:06.070
  • WHERE DO WE GO TO GET THEM?
  • 00:30:06.090 --> 00:30:07.090
  • WELL, LET'S GO TO THE NORTH, BECAUSE
  • 00:30:07.110 --> 00:30:08.180
  • ALL THE SLAVES ARE FLEEING UP THERE TO BE FREE.
  • 00:30:08.200 --> 00:30:12.060
  • THE FUGITIVE SLAVE LAW WAS ONE OF THE
  • 00:30:12.080 --> 00:30:13.230
  • MOST HONOR-LESS LAWS EVER PASSED BY THIS BODY EVER
  • 00:30:13.250 --> 00:30:16.160
  • AT ANY POINT IN TIME.
  • 00:30:16.180 --> 00:30:17.270
  • THE FUGITIVE SLAVE LAW STATES THAT IF YOU HAVE BEEN
  • 00:30:17.290 --> 00:30:20.060
  • ACCUSED OF BEING A SLAVE, JUST BEING ACCUSED,
  • 00:30:20.080 --> 00:30:23.210
  • NOT CONVICTED, IF YOU'VE BEEN ACCUSED,
  • 00:30:23.230 --> 00:30:26.020
  • NUMBER ONE, YOU LOSE THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY,
  • 00:30:26.040 --> 00:30:28.290
  • NUMBER TWO, YOU LOSE THE RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY,
  • 00:30:29.010 --> 00:30:31.080
  • AND NUMBER THREE, YOU LOSE THE RIGHT TO HABEAS CORPUS,
  • 00:30:31.100 --> 00:30:33.050
  • JUST IF YOU'RE ACCUSED.
  • 00:30:33.070 --> 00:30:34.290
  • AND THEN, IN THE LAW, IT SAYS, YOU HAVE TO
  • 00:30:35.010 --> 00:30:37.260
  • GO BEFORE A FEDERAL MAGISTRATE SO HE CAN TELL
  • 00:30:37.280 --> 00:30:40.020
  • IF YOU USED TO BE A SLAVE OR NOT, AND
  • 00:30:40.040 --> 00:30:41.160
  • IF THE FEDERAL MAGISTRATE RULES
  • 00:30:41.180 --> 00:30:43.150
  • THAT YOU USED TO BE A SLAVE,
  • 00:30:43.170 --> 00:30:44.260
  • THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL PAY HIM 10 DOLLARS.
  • 00:30:44.280 --> 00:30:46.270
  • IF THE FEDERAL MAGISTRATE RULES
  • 00:30:46.290 --> 00:30:48.040
  • THAT YOU HAVE NO BEEN A SLAVE,
  • 00:30:48.060 --> 00:30:49.180
  • THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL PAY HIM 5 DOLLARS.
  • 00:30:49.200 --> 00:30:51.160
  • SO, WE'RE PAYING JUDGES TO COME UP WITH A RULING.
  • 00:30:51.180 --> 00:30:54.230
  • SO ALL THE SUDDEN, ALL THESE SLAVE HUNTERS OUT OF THE SOUTH
  • 00:30:54.250 --> 00:30:57.060
  • COME NORTH AND THEY START SAYING, YOU USED TO BE MY SLAVE,
  • 00:30:57.080 --> 00:31:00.070
  • HE'D BEEN FREE HIS WHOLE LIFE.
  • 00:31:00.090 --> 00:31:01.130
  • AND THEY CAN POINT AT ANYBODY, AND SAY,
  • 00:31:01.150 --> 00:31:03.100
  • YOU USED TO BE MY SLAVE?
  • 00:31:03.120 --> 00:31:04.220
  • YOU LOSE THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY, HABEAS CORPUS,
  • 00:31:04.240 --> 00:31:06.250
  • YOU LOSE THE RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY, AND THEN
  • 00:31:06.270 --> 00:31:10.060
  • YOU GET PAID 10 BUCKS FOR HAULING YOU BACK.
  • 00:31:10.080 --> 00:31:12.060
  • AND SO THAT'S WHEN THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
  • 00:31:12.080 --> 00:31:14.200
  • REALLY TOOK OFF, WE HAD TO GET PEOPLE
  • 00:31:14.220 --> 00:31:16.020
  • OUT OF THE UNITED STATES TO BE FREE,
  • 00:31:16.040 --> 00:31:17.230
  • YOU HAD TO GO TO CANADA.
  • 00:31:17.250 --> 00:31:19.030
  • SO THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TOOK YOU TO CANADA.
  • 00:31:19.050 --> 00:31:21.040
  • 1854, THE KANSAS-NEBRASKA ACT WAS PASSED,
  • 00:31:21.060 --> 00:31:24.210
  • THAT SAID, YOU KNOW, THE KANSAS-NEBRASKA TERRITORY
  • 00:31:24.230 --> 00:31:27.160
  • USED TO BE ANTI-SLAVERY, IT NEEDS TO HAVE SLAVERY TOO.
  • 00:31:27.180 --> 00:31:30.160
  • AND THE DEAL WITH THE KANSAS-NEBRASKA TERRITORY WAS
  • 00:31:30.180 --> 00:31:32.180
  • IT STRETCHED ALL THE WAY TO CANADA.
  • 00:31:32.200 --> 00:31:34.030
  • IT'S NOT THE STATES OF KANSAS, NEBRASKA, WE THINK OF TODAY,
  • 00:31:34.050 --> 00:31:37.000
  • IT WENT ALL THE WAY TO CANADA, WENT UP THROUGH
  • 00:31:37.020 --> 00:31:39.000
  • WYOMING, AND COLORADO, AND UP INTO IDAHO, ETC.
  • 00:31:39.020 --> 00:31:42.040
  • SO IT WAS HUGE TERRITORY.
  • 00:31:42.060 --> 00:31:43.210
  • SO NOW WE'RE SAYING, WE'RE GONNA HAVE SLAVERY
  • 00:31:43.230 --> 00:31:45.150
  • FROM MIAMI TO CANADA, AND AT THAT POINT,
  • 00:31:45.170 --> 00:31:48.140
  • 30 ANTISLAVERY DEMOCRATS SAID
  • 00:31:48.160 --> 00:31:51.000
  • WE'VE HAD IT UP TO HERE WITH OUR PARTY.
  • 00:31:51.020 --> 00:31:52.220
  • WE WANT TO GO BACK TO THE PRINCIPLES OF THE REPUBLIC,
  • 00:31:52.240 --> 00:31:54.280
  • WE LIKE THE PRINCIPLES OF FREEDOM,
  • 00:31:55.000 --> 00:31:56.120
  • AND SO THEY'RE THE ONES WHO FOUNDED THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
  • 00:31:56.140 --> 00:31:58.090
  • AND IT HAPPENED RIGHT HERE IN THIS ROOM.
  • 00:31:58.110 --> 00:31:59.240
  • - OKAY, WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT,
  • 00:31:59.260 --> 00:32:04.040
  • PEOPLE WOULD NEVER KNOW,
  • 00:32:04.060 --> 00:32:06.140
  • UNLESS YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN HERITAGE WONK,
  • 00:32:06.160 --> 00:32:11.140
  • LIKE YOU ARE?
  • 00:32:11.160 --> 00:32:14.130
  • - DAVID: I'VE GOT TO CHANGE THAT.
  • 00:32:14.150 --> 00:32:15.280
  • I'M NOT A CHRISTIAN HERITAGE WONK, I'M AN AMERICAN HISTORY
  • 00:32:16.000 --> 00:32:17.260
  • WONK, BUT SO MUCH OF AMERICAN HISTORY IS CHRISTIAN HERITAGE.
  • 00:32:17.280 --> 00:32:20.150
  • - MATT: I LOVE THAT.
  • 00:32:20.170 --> 00:32:21.260
  • - THAT PEOPLE SAY, OH YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN HISTORIAN?
  • 00:32:21.280 --> 00:32:23.200
  • I'M NOT A CHRISTIAN HISTORIAN, BUT SO MUCH OF
  • 00:32:23.220 --> 00:32:27.020
  • AMERICA'S HISTORY IS CHRISTIAN AND YOU THINK
  • 00:32:27.040 --> 00:32:29.290
  • I'M A CHRISTIAN HISTORIAN BECAUSE
  • 00:32:30.010 --> 00:32:31.050
  • I DON'T EDIT IT OUT LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE DOES.
  • 00:32:31.070 --> 00:32:33.060
  • - MATT: GOT IT. - DAVID: I BRING IT IN.
  • 00:32:33.080 --> 00:32:34.230
  • - MATT: GOT IT, OKAY. - YOU WANT TO REPHRASE THAT?
  • 00:32:34.250 --> 00:32:36.150
  • - NO, I WANT HIM TO KEEP CORRECTING ME
  • 00:32:36.170 --> 00:32:38.060
  • BECAUSE THAT'S AWESOME, I LIKE THAT.
  • 00:32:38.080 --> 00:32:40.070
  • SO, BASICALLY, WHAT'S SOMETHING THAT UNLESS
  • 00:32:40.090 --> 00:32:44.210
  • YOU WERE THIS HISTORIAN WONK LIKE YOU ARE,
  • 00:32:44.230 --> 00:32:48.220
  • BASICALLY WE WOULDN'T KNOW?
  • 00:32:48.240 --> 00:32:51.190
  • TELL US A DETAIL THAT NONE OF US KNOW
  • 00:32:51.210 --> 00:32:54.190
  • ABOUT THAT BEAUTIFUL BUILDING THAT WE'RE TOURING TODAY.
  • 00:32:54.210 --> 00:32:57.090
  • - ABOUT THAT BEAUTIFUL BUILDING,
  • 00:32:57.110 --> 00:33:00.080
  • WHEN THEY LAID THE CORNERSTONE FOR THE HOUSE BUILDING,
  • 00:33:00.100 --> 00:33:04.160
  • WHEN YOU WATCH CSPAN 1 TODAY, YOU WILL SEE
  • 00:33:04.180 --> 00:33:06.150
  • THE HOUSE CHAMBER, HOUSE MOVED IN THERE IN 1857.
  • 00:33:06.170 --> 00:33:09.210
  • WHEN YOU SEE CSPAN 2, YOU SEE THE SENATE CHAMBER,
  • 00:33:09.230 --> 00:33:12.200
  • THEY MOVED IN THERE IN 1859.
  • 00:33:12.220 --> 00:33:14.230
  • THE GUY WHO GAVE THE SPEECH ON THE
  • 00:33:14.250 --> 00:33:17.040
  • LAYING OF THE CORNERSTONE FOR THE HOUSE AND SENATE
  • 00:33:17.060 --> 00:33:20.060
  • AS WE SEE IT TODAY, WHERE THE HOUSE HAS BEEN THERE
  • 00:33:20.080 --> 00:33:22.010
  • NOW FOR A CENTURY AND A HALF, WAS DANIEL WEBSTER.
  • 00:33:22.030 --> 00:33:25.020
  • HE STOOD IN THE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING,
  • 00:33:25.040 --> 00:33:27.170
  • HE PUBLICLY ADDRESSED A CROWD OF MORE THAN 10.000 PEOPLE
  • 00:33:27.190 --> 00:33:30.280
  • USING ONLY VOICE, WHICH IS JUST UNBELIEVABLE,
  • 00:33:31.000 --> 00:33:34.210
  • AND HE KEPT REMINDING THEM THAT, NAH, THAT CORNERSTONE,
  • 00:33:34.230 --> 00:33:38.170
  • NO, THE CORNERSTONE IS THE BIBLE,
  • 00:33:38.190 --> 00:33:40.090
  • IT'S FAITH IN GOD, IT'S RELIGION.
  • 00:33:40.110 --> 00:33:41.200
  • THAT'S WHAT THE FOUNDATION OF THE NATION IS.
  • 00:33:41.220 --> 00:33:43.180
  • THE CULTIVATION OF THE RELIGIOUS SENTIMENT INSPIRES.
  • 00:33:43.200 --> 00:33:46.090
  • AND SO HE KEPT REMINDING THE CROWD THAT YEAH,
  • 00:33:46.110 --> 00:33:48.180
  • WE'RE PUTTING A CORNERSTONE DOWN, BUT THE REAL CORNERSTONE
  • 00:33:48.200 --> 00:33:50.290
  • IS OUR FAITH.
  • 00:33:51.010 --> 00:33:52.070
  • WHAT THIS THING IS REALLY BUILT ON IS OUR FAITH.
  • 00:33:52.090 --> 00:33:54.280
  • SO WE LOOK AT OUR PHYSICAL STRUCTURE,
  • 00:33:55.000 --> 00:33:57.010
  • AND IT'S INTERESTING THAT EVEN TO THE TIME
  • 00:33:57.030 --> 00:33:59.210
  • OF DANIEL WEBSTER, THEY UNDERSTOOD
  • 00:33:59.230 --> 00:34:02.020
  • THE FOUNDATION OF THIS IS OUR SPIRITUAL FAITH.
  • 00:34:02.040 --> 00:34:04.150
  • SO THE FOUNDATION OF WHAT WE SEE BEHIND US,
  • 00:34:04.170 --> 00:34:06.180
  • WE ALWAYS USED TO RECOGNIZE AS
  • 00:34:06.200 --> 00:34:07.280
  • BEING A SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION,
  • 00:34:08.000 --> 00:34:09.270
  • NOW WE SEE IT AS BRICK AND MORTAR TODAY,
  • 00:34:09.290 --> 00:34:11.230
  • AND THAT'S A REAL CHANGE FROM WHAT IT HAD BEEN.
  • 00:34:11.250 --> 00:34:13.220
  • - YOU KNOW, IT'S AN INTERESTING THING.
  • 00:34:13.240 --> 00:34:15.090
  • BECAUSE THE TELEVISION CAMERA SHOT THAT
  • 00:34:15.110 --> 00:34:18.100
  • WE HAVE HERE IN THE STUDIO TODAY WITH THE BUILDING THERE
  • 00:34:18.120 --> 00:34:23.080
  • IT'S SUCH A DIFFERENT THING TO, LET'S SAY, IF
  • 00:34:23.100 --> 00:34:26.210
  • WE WERE IN TEXAS OR CALIFORNIA, DOING A TV SHOW,
  • 00:34:26.230 --> 00:34:29.290
  • AND THIS WAS A SCREEN, AND, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:34:30.010 --> 00:34:32.140
  • WE ARE NOT USING A SCREEN.
  • 00:34:32.160 --> 00:34:34.060
  • WE ARE BASICALLY, PERCHED--
  • 00:34:34.080 --> 00:34:36.040
  • - THAT IS A MULTIBILLION DOLLAR PROP WE HAVE BACK THERE.
  • 00:34:36.060 --> 00:34:38.000
  • - MATT: THAT IS EXACTLY RIGHT!
  • 00:34:38.020 --> 00:34:40.000
  • AND WE'RE PERCHED BASICALLY OVER PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE HERE,
  • 00:34:40.020 --> 00:34:43.280
  • THE WHITE HOUSE IS JUST KIND OF OFF THIS WAY,
  • 00:34:44.000 --> 00:34:46.020
  • AND THE U.S. CAPITOL IS BEHIND US.
  • 00:34:46.040 --> 00:34:47.290
  • WE'RE LOOKING AT THE WESTERN SIDE.
  • 00:34:48.010 --> 00:34:50.260
  • AND THE HERITAGE OF THAT BUILDING IS AMAZING.
  • 00:34:50.280 --> 00:34:55.160
  • LET'S GO BACK INSIDE WITH DAVE BARTON,
  • 00:34:55.180 --> 00:34:57.090
  • CONTINUE THE TOUR, RIGHT HERE, ON PRAISE.
  • 00:34:57.110 --> 00:34:59.240
  • - DAVID BARTON: SO THIS IS THE ORIGINAL CAPITOL
  • 00:34:59.260 --> 00:35:01.030
  • THAT OPENED, DECEMBER 1800.
  • 00:35:01.050 --> 00:35:03.010
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON AND JOHN ADAMS, BOTH UP HERE, IN FRONT.
  • 00:35:03.030 --> 00:35:06.190
  • THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN THE SENATE CHAMBER
  • 00:35:06.210 --> 00:35:08.100
  • FROM 1800 UNTIL 1809, THEN THEY WENT UPSTAIRS,
  • 00:35:08.120 --> 00:35:11.170
  • FROM 1810 TO 1859.
  • 00:35:11.190 --> 00:35:15.080
  • SO, THIS, YOU SEE AGAIN HOW SMALL THIS IS.
  • 00:35:15.100 --> 00:35:17.250
  • THIS IS ONE OF THE ROOMS WHERE THEY HAD CHURCH
  • 00:35:17.270 --> 00:35:19.260
  • IN THE CAPITOL, WHERE THEY ACTUALLY HAVE RECORDS
  • 00:35:19.280 --> 00:35:22.010
  • OF THIS ROOM ACTUALLY HAVING COMMUNION SERVICES,
  • 00:35:22.030 --> 00:35:24.140
  • THAT LASTED UP TO 3 HOURS.
  • 00:35:24.160 --> 00:35:25.270
  • COMMUNION SERVICES, NOT PREACHING, COMMUNION SERVICES.
  • 00:35:25.290 --> 00:35:28.240
  • SO SIGNIFICANT STUFF.
  • 00:35:28.260 --> 00:35:30.080
  • IT'S SET UP NOW AS THE OLD SUPREME COURT,
  • 00:35:30.100 --> 00:35:32.010
  • WHEN THE SENATE MOVED UPSTAIRS, THE SUPREME COURT CAME OUT,
  • 00:35:32.030 --> 00:35:33.280
  • THE FOUNDING FATHERS DID NOT BUILD A SEPRATE BUILDING
  • 00:35:34.000 --> 00:35:36.120
  • FOR THE SUPREME COURT, BECAUSE IT WAS NOT A SEPARATE
  • 00:35:36.140 --> 00:35:39.120
  • BRANCH LIKE WE THINK OF.
  • 00:35:39.140 --> 00:35:41.030
  • IT WAS THE ONLY UNELECTED BRANCH, SO YOU HAD TO
  • 00:35:41.050 --> 00:35:43.130
  • MAKE SURE THE ELECTED BRANCHES KEPT A CLOSE EYE ON IT.
  • 00:35:43.150 --> 00:35:46.040
  • THEY DID NOT GET THEIR OWN SEPARATE BUILDING UNTIL 1935.
  • 00:35:46.060 --> 00:35:49.150
  • SO, THEY WERE ALWAYS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF CONGRESS,
  • 00:35:49.170 --> 00:35:52.120
  • THEY RELIED ON CONGRESS FOR THEIR APPOINTMENTS,
  • 00:35:52.140 --> 00:35:54.230
  • FOR THEIR SALARIES, THEY RELIED ON CONGRESS FOR EVERYTHING.
  • 00:35:54.250 --> 00:35:57.250
  • THE CONSTITUTION GIVES ABOUT 6 THINGS THE COURT CAN DO
  • 00:35:57.270 --> 00:36:00.250
  • UNDER ORIGINAL JURISDICTION, EVERYTHING ELSE
  • 00:36:00.270 --> 00:36:02.190
  • THE COURT HEARS HAS TO BE GIVEN BY PERMISSION OF CONGRESS
  • 00:36:02.210 --> 00:36:05.030
  • TO THIS DAY.
  • 00:36:05.050 --> 00:36:06.190
  • SO, THIS IS SET UP AS THE OLD SUPREME COURT, DANIEL WEBSTER,
  • 00:36:06.210 --> 00:36:10.040
  • I MENTIONED, JUST DOESN'T LOSE CASES HERE AT ALL,
  • 00:36:10.060 --> 00:36:12.180
  • ONE OF THE CASES HE ARGUED DOWN HERE LASTED 3 DAYS,
  • 00:36:12.200 --> 00:36:15.150
  • AND IT WAS A CASE WHERE THE RICHEST MAN IN AMERICA
  • 00:36:15.170 --> 00:36:18.060
  • LEFT HIS WEALTH TO THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA,
  • 00:36:18.080 --> 00:36:20.240
  • ON THE CONDITION THAT THEY SET UP A SCHOOL FOR YOUNG BOYS,
  • 00:36:20.260 --> 00:36:23.190
  • ORPHANS AND POOR, HE SAYS EVERYBODY NEEDS A GOOD
  • 00:36:23.210 --> 00:36:27.030
  • EDUCATION, I'M GONNA BE WILLING TO PAY FOR THAT.
  • 00:36:27.050 --> 00:36:28.180
  • SO THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HAS TO ADMINISTER THE SCHOOL,
  • 00:36:28.200 --> 00:36:30.130
  • RUN THE SCHOOL, SET IT UP, OPERATE IT, ETC.
  • 00:36:30.150 --> 00:36:33.000
  • AND, THE REQUIREMENT HE HAD WAS,
  • 00:36:33.020 --> 00:36:36.090
  • BUT NO MINISTERS ALLOWED ON THAT CAMPUS AT ALL.
  • 00:36:36.110 --> 00:36:38.270
  • BECAUSE HE WAS AN ATHEIST, HE HATED RELIGION,
  • 00:36:38.290 --> 00:36:41.050
  • HE DIDN'T WANT TO BE PART OF IT.
  • 00:36:41.070 --> 00:36:42.140
  • CITY OF PHILADELPHIA'S GONNA BE RUNNING,
  • 00:36:42.160 --> 00:36:45.030
  • OPERATING THIS SCHOOL, BUT NO MINISTERS ALLOWED.
  • 00:36:45.050 --> 00:36:47.220
  • WELL, DANIEL WEBSTER STANDS HERE ON THE 3RD DAY OF ARGUMENT,
  • 00:36:47.240 --> 00:36:50.160
  • HE OPENS UP AND HE POINTS TO THE JUSTICE, HE SAID, DO YOU
  • 00:36:50.180 --> 00:36:53.040
  • JUSTICES THINK YOU'RE WISER THAN THE SON OF GOD,
  • 00:36:53.060 --> 00:36:56.030
  • THE SAVIOR OF MANKIND?
  • 00:36:56.050 --> 00:36:57.170
  • IT'S A LOADED QUESTION, WHO'S GONNA ANSWER THAT?
  • 00:36:57.190 --> 00:36:59.270
  • HE SAID, WELL, HE HAS TOLD US,
  • 00:36:59.290 --> 00:37:01.130
  • SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME.
  • 00:37:01.150 --> 00:37:04.090
  • WE HAVE A SCHOOL IN PHILADELPHIA THAT SAID,
  • 00:37:04.110 --> 00:37:05.200
  • NO, NO, NO, WE'RE NOT LETTING MINISTERS ON CAMPUS,
  • 00:37:05.220 --> 00:37:07.260
  • THAT'S AN EFFORT TO KEEP THE BIBLE OFF CAMPUS,
  • 00:37:07.280 --> 00:37:09.200
  • THAT'S AN EFFORT TO KEEP THE GOSPEL OFF CAMPUS.
  • 00:37:09.220 --> 00:37:11.120
  • ARE YOU GOING TO LET A SCHOOL EXIST IN AMERICA,
  • 00:37:11.140 --> 00:37:14.020
  • THAT DOESN'T HAVE THE BIBLE AND DOESN'T HAVE THE GOSPEL?
  • 00:37:14.040 --> 00:37:16.130
  • AND SO, FOR THAT WHOLE DAY, AND THIS IS
  • 00:37:16.150 --> 00:37:18.190
  • HIS THIRD DAY OF ARGUMENTS, IT'S MR. WEBSTER'S ARGUMENTS
  • 00:37:18.210 --> 00:37:23.050
  • IN DEFENSE OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION AND
  • 00:37:23.070 --> 00:37:25.010
  • IN FAVOR OF RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION OF YOUNG,
  • 00:37:25.030 --> 00:37:26.170
  • DELIVERED IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES,
  • 00:37:26.190 --> 00:37:28.250
  • FEBRUARY 1844, SO THIS IS HIS LAST DAYS OF ARGUMENTS.
  • 00:37:28.270 --> 00:37:32.230
  • AND SO, THE COURT GOES OUT, DELIBERATES,
  • 00:37:32.250 --> 00:37:35.050
  • THEY COME BACK AND THEY SAID,
  • 00:37:35.070 --> 00:37:36.190
  • WELL, THE GUY CAN LEAVE HIS WEALTH WHEREVER HE WANTS TO,
  • 00:37:36.210 --> 00:37:37.250
  • THAT'S FINE, IF HE WANTS TO LEAVE IT IN THE CITY,
  • 00:37:37.270 --> 00:37:39.160
  • BUT HERE'S THE DEAL.
  • 00:37:39.180 --> 00:37:41.010
  • IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE A SCHOOL IN AMERICA,
  • 00:37:41.030 --> 00:37:42.250
  • YOU WILL TEACH THE BIBLE IN AMERICA.
  • 00:37:42.270 --> 00:37:44.160
  • WE WILL NOT HAVE A SCHOOL RUN BY THE GOVERNMENT
  • 00:37:44.180 --> 00:37:46.140
  • THAT DOES NOT TEACH THE BIBLE.
  • 00:37:46.160 --> 00:37:47.250
  • 8-0 UNANIMOUS SUPREME COURT DECISION, RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:37:47.270 --> 00:37:50.230
  • WHERE IF YOU'RE GONNA HAVE A PUBLIC SCHOOL,
  • 00:37:50.250 --> 00:37:52.220
  • RUN BY THE GOVERNMENT, IT'S GONNA TEACH THE BIBLE.
  • 00:37:52.240 --> 00:37:55.020
  • SO, NOW, OBVIOUSLY ALL OF YOU HEARD ABOUT
  • 00:37:55.040 --> 00:37:57.050
  • THAT IN YOUR HISTORY CLASSES IN SCHOOL, RIGHT?
  • 00:37:57.070 --> 00:37:58.220
  • YOU ALL GOT THAT?
  • 00:37:58.240 --> 00:38:00.060
  • SEE, THAT'S SO MUCH OF THE HISTORY WE DON'T GET,
  • 00:38:00.080 --> 00:38:02.140
  • BUT HERE'S THE DOCUMENTS, HERE, IN 1844.
  • 00:38:02.160 --> 00:38:04.220
  • - KIND OF WALK US THROUGH,
  • 00:38:04.240 --> 00:38:08.070
  • THE EARLY STAGE OF WHAT THIS BUILDING WAS,
  • 00:38:08.090 --> 00:38:13.180
  • THE EARLY STAGE OF WHAT AND KIND OF WHAT IT IS TODAY,
  • 00:38:13.200 --> 00:38:18.140
  • GIVE US A LITTLE BIT OF A STORY OF WHAT HAPPENED
  • 00:38:18.160 --> 00:38:22.010
  • IN REGARD TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND ALL OF THAT,
  • 00:38:22.030 --> 00:38:26.130
  • AND ITS ORIGINATION.
  • 00:38:26.150 --> 00:38:28.140
  • - WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE START OF THE GOVERNMENT,
  • 00:38:28.160 --> 00:38:30.280
  • YOU HAVE TO GO BACK TO PHILADELPHIA, 1787,
  • 00:38:31.000 --> 00:38:33.220
  • THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION.
  • 00:38:33.240 --> 00:38:35.230
  • AT THAT POINT, THEY COME OUT WITH A CONSTITUTION,
  • 00:38:35.250 --> 00:38:38.220
  • BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN ANYBODY'S GOING TO BUY INTO THIS.
  • 00:38:38.240 --> 00:38:41.110
  • IT'S THEIR DREAM, IT'S WHAT THEY THINK IT'S GOING,
  • 00:38:41.130 --> 00:38:43.110
  • BUT IT'S GOT TO BE RATIFIED BY THE STATES,
  • 00:38:43.130 --> 00:38:45.150
  • AND BY THE WAY, RHODE ISLAND WANTED NOTHING TO DO WITH
  • 00:38:45.170 --> 00:38:48.270
  • THEY WOULD NOT EVEN SEND A DELEGATE
  • 00:38:48.290 --> 00:38:50.130
  • TO THE CONSTITUTION CONVENTION, THEY WANTED NOTHING
  • 00:38:50.150 --> 00:38:52.110
  • TO DO WITH IT, NEW YORK ONLY HAD ONE DELEGATE THERE,
  • 00:38:52.130 --> 00:38:55.000
  • SO A LOT OF THESE STATES, I DON'T, DON'T REALLY THINK
  • 00:38:55.020 --> 00:38:57.190
  • WE WANT ANY CENTRAL GOVERNMENT.
  • 00:38:57.210 --> 00:38:59.270
  • SO THEY COME OUT WITH A CONSTITUTION,
  • 00:38:59.290 --> 00:39:01.240
  • THEN IT GOES THROUGH RATIFICATION IN THE STATES,
  • 00:39:01.260 --> 00:39:04.160
  • YOU'VE GOTTA HAVE NINE STATES RATIFIED,
  • 00:39:04.180 --> 00:39:06.050
  • THEY GOT THE NINE STATES RATIFIED, EVENTUALLY
  • 00:39:06.070 --> 00:39:08.120
  • ALL THIRTEEN RATIFIED IT, THEY WERE CONVINCED,
  • 00:39:08.140 --> 00:39:10.250
  • ALRIGHT, MAYBE THIS IS OKAY AFTER ALL.
  • 00:39:10.270 --> 00:39:13.010
  • 1789, YOU HAVE A PRESIDENT CHOSEN, GEORGE WASHINGTON,
  • 00:39:13.030 --> 00:39:16.120
  • WHO DID NOT WANT TO BE PRESIDENT,
  • 00:39:16.140 --> 00:39:17.270
  • THEY HAD TO DRAG HIM OUT OF RETIREMENT,
  • 00:39:17.290 --> 00:39:19.130
  • AGAIN, HE KEPT BEGGING, WOULD YOU PLEASE LEAVE ME ALONE?
  • 00:39:19.150 --> 00:39:23.220
  • I LOVE BEING AT HOME WITH MARTHA AND THE GRANDKIDS!
  • 00:39:23.240 --> 00:39:27.010
  • NO, WE NEED YOU AGAIN, AND SO THEY KEPT DRAGGING HIM OUT,
  • 00:39:27.030 --> 00:39:29.200
  • AND THEY WERE TAUGHT BACK THEN THAT
  • 00:39:29.220 --> 00:39:32.250
  • IF PEOPLE ASK YOU FOR HELP, YOU NEVER SAY NO,
  • 00:39:32.270 --> 00:39:35.100
  • BECAUSE GOD DIDN'T PUT YOU HERE TO SERVE YOURSELF.
  • 00:39:35.120 --> 00:39:37.180
  • WHEN YOU SAY NO, YOU'RE BEING SELFISH.
  • 00:39:37.200 --> 00:39:39.130
  • WOULD YOU HELP ME DO THIS?
  • 00:39:39.150 --> 00:39:40.070
  • NO... YOU CAN'T SAY THAT.
  • 00:39:40.090 --> 00:39:44.050
  • THE FOUNDERS ACTUALLY QUOTED ROMANS 14:7,
  • 00:39:44.070 --> 00:39:46.080
  • NO ONE LIVES AND DIES TO HIMSELF.
  • 00:39:46.100 --> 00:39:47.280
  • GOD PUT US HERE TO SERVE OTHERS.
  • 00:39:48.000 --> 00:39:49.190
  • SO WASHINGTON KEPT COMING BACK AGAINST HIS WILL,
  • 00:39:49.210 --> 00:39:51.260
  • BUT HE WAS THERE TO SERVE, AND SO
  • 00:39:51.280 --> 00:39:53.070
  • HE WAS THE BEST PRESIDENT WE'VE HAD,
  • 00:39:53.090 --> 00:39:54.290
  • HE'S THE ONLY GUY THAT WAS CHOSEN UNANIMOUSLY,
  • 00:39:55.010 --> 00:39:58.010
  • THERE WAS NOT A SECOND ALTERNATIVE,
  • 00:39:58.030 --> 00:39:59.120
  • THERE WAS NOT ANOTHER CANDIDATE, HE GOT EVERY SINGLE VOTE.
  • 00:39:59.140 --> 00:40:02.120
  • SO HE'S CHOSEN UNANIMOUSLY.
  • 00:40:02.140 --> 00:40:04.190
  • AND, IN THE CONSTITUTION, THEY MADE A PROVISION,
  • 00:40:04.210 --> 00:40:07.230
  • IN 1787, THEY SAID, LOOK, WE GOT 13 STATES,
  • 00:40:07.250 --> 00:40:11.110
  • SOMEBODY'S GONNA WANT TO HOUSE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT,
  • 00:40:11.130 --> 00:40:13.250
  • AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO THAT.
  • 00:40:13.270 --> 00:40:15.100
  • WE'RE GOING TO FIND A 10 MILE SQUARE, NOT 10 SQUARE MILES,
  • 00:40:15.120 --> 00:40:17.280
  • BUT 10 BY 10 MILES, 10 MILES SQUARE PIECE OF PROPERTY,
  • 00:40:18.000 --> 00:40:21.220
  • THAT WILL BE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
  • 00:40:21.240 --> 00:40:23.250
  • WE DON'T WANT IT TO BE A STATE, IT CANNOT BE A STATE.
  • 00:40:23.270 --> 00:40:26.130
  • AND THE REASONS REALLY CLEAR.
  • 00:40:26.150 --> 00:40:27.230
  • IF YOU HAPPEN TO LIVE IN WASHINGTON D.C.,
  • 00:40:27.250 --> 00:40:29.220
  • YOUR INCOME IS 60% HIGHER FOR A JOB
  • 00:40:29.240 --> 00:40:34.000
  • THAN THE REST OF THE NATION.
  • 00:40:34.020 --> 00:40:35.200
  • WHAT STATE WOULDN'T WANT THAT KIND OF ECONOMIC BOON?
  • 00:40:35.220 --> 00:40:38.000
  • SO EVERYBODY WOULD SAY, HEY, D.C. NEEDS TO BE A STATE!
  • 00:40:38.020 --> 00:40:40.190
  • D.C. CAN'T BE A STATE, BECAUSE THEN ALL THE OTHER STATES
  • 00:40:40.210 --> 00:40:42.250
  • WOULD GET JEALOUS, SO IT'S GOT TO BE ITS OWN.
  • 00:40:42.270 --> 00:40:44.220
  • AND THEY RECOGNIZED THE WISDOM OF THAT WAY BACK THEN.
  • 00:40:44.240 --> 00:40:47.110
  • SO, 1790, NOW CONGRESS STARTS IN NEW YORK CITY.
  • 00:40:47.130 --> 00:40:52.030
  • THAT'S THE FIRST FEDERAL CONGRESS, IT'S WHERE
  • 00:40:52.050 --> 00:40:53.260
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON'S INAUGURATED,
  • 00:40:53.280 --> 00:40:55.080
  • FEDERAL HALL, NEW YORK CITY,
  • 00:40:55.100 --> 00:40:56.220
  • AND CONGRESS PASSES A LAW THAT SAYS,
  • 00:40:56.240 --> 00:40:59.200
  • HEY, REMEMBER THAT 10 SQUARE MILE PIECE OF PROPERTY?
  • 00:40:59.220 --> 00:41:02.260
  • GEORGE, YOU NEED TO GO FIND THAT.
  • 00:41:02.280 --> 00:41:04.090
  • AND GEORGE SAYS, WELL I SURVEYED THIS WHOLE AREA HERE,
  • 00:41:04.110 --> 00:41:06.120
  • I DIDN'T LIVE FAR FROM HERE, I KNOW A GOOD PLACE.
  • 00:41:06.140 --> 00:41:09.090
  • AND SO HE GETS BOTH MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA TO
  • 00:41:09.110 --> 00:41:13.060
  • CEDE THE LAND THAT IS NOW THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
  • 00:41:13.080 --> 00:41:16.200
  • AND SO AT THAT POINT, YOU NOW NEED TO BUILD THIS NEW CITY.
  • 00:41:16.220 --> 00:41:21.200
  • AND THOMAS JEFFERSON'S THE SECRETARY OF STATE,
  • 00:41:21.220 --> 00:41:24.060
  • SO JEFFERSON'S IN CHARGE OF
  • 00:41:24.080 --> 00:41:25.240
  • BUILDING EVERYTHING IN THIS CITY,
  • 00:41:25.260 --> 00:41:28.070
  • AND THEY GO AND GET AN ARCHITECT NAMED
  • 00:41:28.090 --> 00:41:30.040
  • PIERRE LE'ENFANT, A FRENCHMEN, HE COMES IN AND HE
  • 00:41:30.060 --> 00:41:32.190
  • LAYS OUT THE CITY, STILL THE SAME WAY IT IS TODAY,
  • 00:41:32.210 --> 00:41:35.160
  • NUMBERED STREETS GO ONE WAY, LETTERED STREETS GO ANOTHER,
  • 00:41:35.180 --> 00:41:38.030
  • THE THIRTEEN COLONIES ARE LIKE THE WAGON SPOKES ON A WHEEL,
  • 00:41:38.050 --> 00:41:41.030
  • STILL LAID OUT, THEY LAID OUT THE NATIONAL MALL,
  • 00:41:41.050 --> 00:41:43.020
  • THEY EVEN HAD A PLACE FOR THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT,
  • 00:41:43.040 --> 00:41:45.160
  • AT THE TIME THEY DIDN'T HAVE A MONUMENT IN MIND,
  • 00:41:45.180 --> 00:41:48.110
  • THEY THOUGHT IT'D BE A STATUE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON
  • 00:41:48.130 --> 00:41:50.100
  • ON A HORSE OR SOMETHING, WASHINGTON IS STILL ALIVE,
  • 00:41:50.120 --> 00:41:52.170
  • THEY LAID OUT, THEY LAID OUT EVERYTHING.
  • 00:41:52.190 --> 00:41:54.140
  • JUST BRILLIANT STUFF THEY DID.
  • 00:41:54.160 --> 00:41:56.190
  • AND SO, 1793, THEY LAID THE CORNERSTONE ON THE
  • 00:41:56.210 --> 00:42:00.210
  • CAPITOL BACK THERE, AND THEY START BUILDING.
  • 00:42:00.230 --> 00:42:03.000
  • AND NOVEMBER THE 17TH OF 1800, IS WHEN THEY LEAVE,
  • 00:42:03.020 --> 00:42:08.030
  • NOW THEY'VE BEEN IN NEW YORK CITY FOR A YEAR,
  • 00:42:08.050 --> 00:42:09.250
  • THEN THEY WENT TO PHILADELPHIA FOR 10 YEARS,
  • 00:42:09.270 --> 00:42:12.080
  • THE CAPITOL HAS BEEN IN PHILADELPHIA,
  • 00:42:12.100 --> 00:42:14.070
  • AND NOW WE'RE MOVING EVERYTHING HERE.
  • 00:42:14.090 --> 00:42:16.150
  • SO THEY MOVED IN HERE ON 1800, JOHN ADAMS HAD
  • 00:42:16.170 --> 00:42:19.180
  • HIS LAST 4 MONTHS OF HIS PRESIDENCY IN THE WHITE HOUSE
  • 00:42:19.200 --> 00:42:22.200
  • - WOW
  • 00:42:22.220 --> 00:42:24.040
  • - FIRST PRESIDENT THERE, HE SPOKE OVER THERE IN THE CAPITOL,
  • 00:42:24.060 --> 00:42:26.290
  • AND THAT'S WHAT LEADS TO THE START OF THIS.
  • 00:42:27.010 --> 00:42:29.070
  • BUT THE BUILDING ITSELF, THE CAPITOL BUILDING ITSELF,
  • 00:42:29.090 --> 00:42:32.050
  • IS NOT MUCH LARGER THAN WHAT THE STUDIO IS RIGHT HERE,
  • 00:42:32.070 --> 00:42:34.260
  • WHICH IS AMAZING. YOU SEE HOW MASSIVE IT IS NOW,
  • 00:42:34.280 --> 00:42:37.100
  • IT WAS A TINY LITTLE BUILDING, BECAUSE NUMBER ONE,
  • 00:42:37.120 --> 00:42:40.190
  • THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS NOT SUPPOSED TO DO MUCH,
  • 00:42:40.210 --> 00:42:42.170
  • YOU KNOW, AGAIN, THEY'RE ONLY ALLOWED TO DO FIFTEEN THINGS
  • 00:42:42.190 --> 00:42:44.110
  • TO THE CONSTITUTION, BUT NOBODY READS THAT TODAY,
  • 00:42:44.130 --> 00:42:46.180
  • SO THEY DO EVERYTHING.
  • 00:42:46.200 --> 00:42:47.270
  • IT WAS NEVER SUPPOSED TO BE A BIG DEAL.
  • 00:42:47.290 --> 00:42:50.210
  • AND IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A NATIONAL SEAT OF GOVERNMENT,
  • 00:42:50.230 --> 00:42:52.020
  • AND THEY HAD BIG STUFF TO DO,
  • 00:42:52.040 --> 00:42:53.270
  • I MEAN WHAT THEY DID WITH FOREIGN NATIONS,
  • 00:42:53.290 --> 00:42:56.030
  • WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT, BIG STUFF.
  • 00:42:56.050 --> 00:42:57.280
  • WHAT THEY WERE DOING WITH COINING MONEY
  • 00:42:58.000 --> 00:42:59.220
  • AND NATIONAL TREASUREY, BIG STUFF.
  • 00:42:59.240 --> 00:43:01.190
  • WHAT THEY DID WITH NATIONAL DEFENSE AND BORDER SECURITY,
  • 00:43:01.210 --> 00:43:03.280
  • BIG STUFF.
  • 00:43:04.000 --> 00:43:05.050
  • BUT THEY'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO TOUCH EDUCATION,
  • 00:43:05.070 --> 00:43:06.290
  • AND THEY'RE DEFINITELY NOT SUPPOSED TO TOUCH
  • 00:43:07.010 --> 00:43:09.020
  • TRANSPORTATION AND THEY DON'T TOUCH CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
  • 00:43:09.040 --> 00:43:10.250
  • AT THE TIME THEY WENT IN, THERE WERE ONLY
  • 00:43:10.270 --> 00:43:12.140
  • 3 FEDERAL FELONIES, TODAY WE HAVE 4.500 FEDERAL FELONIES,
  • 00:43:12.160 --> 00:43:16.140
  • SO THEIR VIEW WAS, THE PEOPLE GOVERN BEST
  • 00:43:16.160 --> 00:43:19.260
  • WHEN THEY GOVERN THEMSELVES LOCALLY.
  • 00:43:19.280 --> 00:43:22.000
  • AND SO THAT CAPITOL WAS SMALL.
  • 00:43:22.020 --> 00:43:23.130
  • AGAIN, NOT MUCH BIGGER THAN THE STUDIO HERE.
  • 00:43:23.150 --> 00:43:25.220
  • AND SO, THAT'S HOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAME TO BE,
  • 00:43:25.240 --> 00:43:28.040
  • WE NEEDED ONE, WE KNEW WE HAD TO HAVE ONE,
  • 00:43:28.060 --> 00:43:30.000
  • WE HAD TO HAVE A CENTRAL BODY, BUT IT'S JUST
  • 00:43:30.020 --> 00:43:32.010
  • NOT SUPPOSED TO BE A BIG DEAL.
  • 00:43:32.030 --> 00:43:33.180
  • - LAURIE: YEAH, WOW.
  • 00:43:33.200 --> 00:43:35.060
  • - MATT: WELL, IT'S KIND OF A BIG DEAL NOW.
  • 00:43:35.080 --> 00:43:38.120
  • - DAVID: IT HAS BECOME.
  • 00:43:38.140 --> 00:43:39.090
  • - AND AT LEAST, DAVID, WE HAVE
  • 00:43:39.110 --> 00:43:41.210
  • CHRISTIAN HERITAGE ALL OVER IT.
  • 00:43:41.230 --> 00:43:45.020
  • - GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL OF IT ALL.
  • 00:43:45.040 --> 00:43:47.220
  • - LET'S GO BACK TO THE TOUR, DAVE BARTON DID IT LAST NIGHT,
  • 00:43:47.240 --> 00:43:50.290
  • WATCH THIS.
  • 00:43:51.010 --> 00:43:52.160
  • - DAVID: WELL I DO A LOT OF LAW SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES,
  • 00:43:52.180 --> 00:43:54.190
  • AND I WAS AT DUKE LAW SCHOOL,
  • 00:43:54.210 --> 00:43:55.290
  • AND I PUT A SLIDE OF THESE GUYS UP, AND I SAID,
  • 00:43:56.010 --> 00:43:58.280
  • WHO DO YOU RECOGNIZE UP THERE?
  • 00:43:59.000 --> 00:44:02.060
  • AND I MEAN, WE'RE TALKING SHARP KIDS AT DUKE,
  • 00:44:02.080 --> 00:44:04.020
  • AND I DO THE SAME THING AT SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL,
  • 00:44:04.040 --> 00:44:06.040
  • GREAT BLACK LAW SCHOOL.
  • 00:44:06.060 --> 00:44:07.170
  • WHO DO YOU RECOGNIZE, AND EVERYBODY GOT JEFFERSON,
  • 00:44:07.190 --> 00:44:10.230
  • AND EVERYBODY GOT FRANKLIN.
  • 00:44:10.250 --> 00:44:12.250
  • AND THAT'S AS FAR AS IT WENT.
  • 00:44:12.270 --> 00:44:15.060
  • IT'S INTERESTING, WE'VE ALL BEEN TRAINED TO RECOGNIZE
  • 00:44:15.080 --> 00:44:17.120
  • THE TWO LEAST RELIGIOUS FOUNDING FATHERS.
  • 00:44:17.140 --> 00:44:19.240
  • THOSE ARE THE ONES WE CAN GET.
  • 00:44:19.260 --> 00:44:21.200
  • I'LL POINT OUT THAT 29 OF THESE GUYS WHO SIGNED
  • 00:44:21.220 --> 00:44:24.150
  • THE DECLARATION GRADUATED FROM WHAT WE CALL SEMINARY
  • 00:44:24.170 --> 00:44:27.020
  • OR BIBLE SCHOOLS.
  • 00:44:27.040 --> 00:44:28.150
  • SO MORE THAN HALF THESE GUYS HAD MINISTRY TRAINING?
  • 00:44:28.170 --> 00:44:31.090
  • MHM, THEY WERE TRAINED IN SCHOOLS THAT TRAINED MINISTERS.
  • 00:44:31.110 --> 00:44:34.210
  • AND SO, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THEM, YOU CAN TAKE
  • 00:44:34.230 --> 00:44:36.270
  • SOMEBODY LIKE JOHN HANCOCK, AND JOHN HANCOCK WAS
  • 00:44:36.290 --> 00:44:40.010
  • THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF, WELL HE WAS THE PRESIDENT
  • 00:44:40.030 --> 00:44:43.140
  • OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS THAT SIGNED THE DECLARATION.
  • 00:44:43.160 --> 00:44:46.100
  • THIS HAPPENS TO BE A PRAYER PROCLAMATION FROM JOHN HANCOCK.
  • 00:44:46.120 --> 00:44:49.290
  • 22 TIMES JOHN HANCOCK CALLED THE
  • 00:44:50.010 --> 00:44:52.000
  • STATE OF MASSACHUSETS TO PRAY.
  • 00:44:52.020 --> 00:44:53.260
  • NOW, PRETTY SERIOUS STUFF.
  • 00:44:53.280 --> 00:44:55.090
  • IT'S A DAY OF PUBLIC FASTING, HUMILIATION, PRAYER,
  • 00:44:55.110 --> 00:44:57.270
  • THEY SHUT DOWN EVERY BUSINESS ON THAT DAY,
  • 00:44:57.290 --> 00:44:59.160
  • SO EVERYBODY CAN FOCUS ON PRAYING AND FASTING,
  • 00:44:59.180 --> 00:45:02.210
  • WHAT IS JOHN HANCOCK HAVING THE STATE OF
  • 00:45:02.230 --> 00:45:04.230
  • MASSACHUSETTS PRAY AND FAST FOR?
  • 00:45:04.250 --> 00:45:07.040
  • WELL YOU READ IT RIGHT HERE, RIGHT DOWN HERE AT THE BOTTOM,
  • 00:45:07.060 --> 00:45:09.230
  • HE'S GOT THEM PRAYING AND FASTING, IF THERE'S ANYONE
  • 00:45:09.250 --> 00:45:11.270
  • WHO DOESN'T KNOW JESUS, THAT THEY'LL COME TO KNOW JESUS.
  • 00:45:11.290 --> 00:45:15.190
  • WHAT DO YOU THINK WOULD HAPPEN IF ANY GOVERNOR TODAY
  • 00:45:15.210 --> 00:45:17.130
  • WERE TO DO A PROCLAMATION LIKE JOHN HANCOCK DID?
  • 00:45:17.150 --> 00:45:19.270
  • AND BY THE WAY, 22 TIMES,
  • 00:45:19.290 --> 00:45:21.160
  • JOHN HANCOCK ISSUED SUCH PROCLAMATIONS.
  • 00:45:21.180 --> 00:45:24.020
  • IF YOU COME HERE TO SAM ADAMS, MENTION THAT SAM ADAMS,
  • 00:45:24.040 --> 00:45:27.210
  • ANOTHER FOUNDING FATHER SAID HE WAS THE MOST
  • 00:45:27.230 --> 00:45:29.100
  • OUTSPOKEN RELIGIOUS GUY, HE TOO CALLED THE STATE TO PRAYER,
  • 00:45:29.120 --> 00:45:33.050
  • AND IT'S A DAY OF PUBLIC FASTING, HUMILIATION, PRAYER.
  • 00:45:33.070 --> 00:45:36.010
  • AND IT'S GOT THE SAME PRAYER REQUEST, LET'S PRAY
  • 00:45:36.030 --> 00:45:38.010
  • AND FAST SO THAT PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW JESUS WILL.
  • 00:45:38.030 --> 00:45:40.150
  • AND THEN IF YOU OVER HERE TO THIS MAN, JOHN WITHERSPOON,
  • 00:45:40.170 --> 00:45:44.080
  • HE'S THE PRESIDENT OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY,
  • 00:45:44.100 --> 00:45:46.220
  • JOHN WITHERSPOON ACTUALLY IS A PREACHER,
  • 00:45:46.240 --> 00:45:50.070
  • THIS IS ONE OF HIS DOZEN VOLUMES OF GOSPEL SERMONS,
  • 00:45:50.090 --> 00:45:53.170
  • THESE WERE ALL BEST SELLERS WHEN THEY CAME OUT,
  • 00:45:53.190 --> 00:45:55.100
  • IT'S KIND OF LIKE BILLY GRAHAM OF THE DAY,
  • 00:45:55.120 --> 00:45:57.070
  • I MEAN EVERYBODY READ HIS SERMONS, AND HE ALSO
  • 00:45:57.090 --> 00:45:59.220
  • IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE VERY FIRST FAMILY BIBLE IN AMERICA,
  • 00:45:59.240 --> 00:46:02.150
  • THIS IS THE BIBLE HE DID IN 1791,
  • 00:46:02.170 --> 00:46:05.140
  • THIS IS SO THAT FAMILIES COULD HAVE BIBLE STUDIES TOGETHER,
  • 00:46:05.160 --> 00:46:08.200
  • AND THEN YOU HAD THIS TALL GUY STANDING RIGHT THERE,
  • 00:46:08.220 --> 00:46:11.220
  • THAT IS CHARLES THOMSON, CHARLES THOMSON IS THE
  • 00:46:11.240 --> 00:46:14.150
  • SECRETARY OF CONGRESS, AND HE'S RESPONSIBLE FOR
  • 00:46:14.170 --> 00:46:17.090
  • THE THOMSON BIBLE.
  • 00:46:17.110 --> 00:46:18.130
  • THIS IS THE THOMSON BIBLE.
  • 00:46:18.150 --> 00:46:19.170
  • YOU CAN STILL BUY THE THOMPSON BIBLE IN
  • 00:46:19.190 --> 00:46:21.020
  • CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORES TODAY, ANY SECULAR BOOKSTORE HAS IT,
  • 00:46:21.040 --> 00:46:23.220
  • IT TOOK HIM 25 YEARS TO MAKE THE TRANSLATION
  • 00:46:23.240 --> 00:46:25.270
  • OUT OF THE GREEK SEPTUAGINT INTO ENGLISH,
  • 00:46:25.290 --> 00:46:27.180
  • IT'S CONSIDERED THE MOST SCHOLARLY AMERICAN TRANSLATION
  • 00:46:27.200 --> 00:46:29.230
  • OF THE BIBLE DONE, DONE BY A FOUNDING FATHER.
  • 00:46:29.250 --> 00:46:32.040
  • ON THE 4TH OF JULY, ONLY CHARLES THOMSON AND JOHN HANCOCK
  • 00:46:32.060 --> 00:46:35.260
  • HAD THEIR NAMES ON THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.
  • 00:46:35.280 --> 00:46:38.010
  • ALL THE OTHER GUYS SIGNED ON THE 2ND OF AUGUST.
  • 00:46:38.030 --> 00:46:40.200
  • SO JUST THOSE TWO GUYS, ON THE 4TH OF JULY,
  • 00:46:40.220 --> 00:46:42.240
  • THEY COME TO THIS GUY RIGHT HERE,
  • 00:46:42.260 --> 00:46:44.250
  • THAT'S FRANCIS HOPKINSON, HE'S ONE OF
  • 00:46:44.270 --> 00:46:46.090
  • OUR VERY FIRST FEDERAL JUDGES,
  • 00:46:46.110 --> 00:46:48.000
  • HE'S THE GUY WHO DESIGNED THE AMERICAN FLAG.
  • 00:46:48.020 --> 00:46:50.090
  • AND BY THE WAY, HE'S ALSO A CHURCH MUSIC DIRECTOR,
  • 00:46:50.110 --> 00:46:53.190
  • AND CHOIR LEADER. HE'S RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS.
  • 00:46:53.210 --> 00:46:56.120
  • THIS IS AMERICA'S FIRST PURELY AMERICAN HYMN BOOK.
  • 00:46:56.140 --> 00:46:59.240
  • IT'S THE FIRST BOOK IN AMERICA TO HAVE
  • 00:46:59.260 --> 00:47:01.130
  • MUSICAL NOTATIONS IN IT, BUT WHAT THE BOOK IS,
  • 00:47:01.150 --> 00:47:04.110
  • HE TOOK THE ENTIRE BOOK OF PSALMS, AND SET THE
  • 00:47:04.130 --> 00:47:06.180
  • ENTIRE BOOK OF PSALMS TO MUSIC.
  • 00:47:06.200 --> 00:47:08.240
  • SO WE CAN SING THE PSALMS LIKE DAVID SUNG THE PSALMS.
  • 00:47:08.260 --> 00:47:11.150
  • NOW, THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD FEAT, BUT JUST THINK ABOUT IT,
  • 00:47:11.170 --> 00:47:15.210
  • HOW DO YOU SET THE PSALMS IN 119 TO MUSIC?
  • 00:47:15.230 --> 00:47:17.210
  • I MEAN EVERYBODY KNOW WHAT PSALMS 119 IS?
  • 00:47:17.230 --> 00:47:19.030
  • IT'S THE LONGEST PSALM IN THE BIBLE. HOW DO YOU--
  • 00:47:19.050 --> 00:47:20.130
  • AND THEN IF YOU DO GET PSALMS 119 TO MUSIC,
  • 00:47:20.150 --> 00:47:23.150
  • HOW MANY CHURCH SERVICES DOES IT
  • 00:47:23.170 --> 00:47:25.020
  • TAKE YOU TO SING PSALMS 119? [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:47:25.040 --> 00:47:28.190
  • I'LL POINT OUT, IN THIS HYMN BOOK, HE DID, PSALMS 119,
  • 00:47:28.210 --> 00:47:31.280
  • PSALMS 119 IS 32 PAGES LONG.
  • 00:47:32.000 --> 00:47:37.030
  • YOU IMAGINE A MUSIC DIRECTOR?
  • 00:47:37.050 --> 00:47:38.230
  • LET'S SING THE 2ND VERSE AGAIN!
  • 00:47:38.250 --> 00:47:40.070
  • NO, NO! (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:47:40.090 --> 00:47:43.230
  • - OKAY, DAVID, LAST THING.
  • 00:47:43.250 --> 00:47:48.020
  • AS WE ARE TRANSITIONING IN AND OUT,
  • 00:47:48.040 --> 00:47:50.150
  • WE'VE GOT ONE MORE BIT OF THE TOUR TO GO BACK TO,
  • 00:47:50.170 --> 00:47:53.230
  • TO KIND OF END THIS EPISODE, BUT JUST
  • 00:47:53.250 --> 00:47:56.030
  • RIGHT BEFORE WE GO BACK TO THE TOUR THERE,
  • 00:47:56.050 --> 00:47:59.140
  • JUST DO THE BRIEFEST THAT THE PHRASE, CHURCH AND STATE.
  • 00:47:59.160 --> 00:48:04.060
  • - DAVID: SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE.
  • 00:48:04.080 --> 00:48:05.140
  • - MATT: SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE.
  • 00:48:05.160 --> 00:48:08.000
  • JUST GIVE US A LITTLE BIT OF THAT LESSON,
  • 00:48:08.020 --> 00:48:12.030
  • AND THE IDEA THAT WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TODAY,
  • 00:48:12.050 --> 00:48:15.270
  • THIS CHRISTIAN HERITAGE TOUR, AND A LOT OF WHAT
  • 00:48:15.290 --> 00:48:19.220
  • THE CHRISTIAN HERITAGE AND THE ART, THAT TERM
  • 00:48:19.240 --> 00:48:23.290
  • THAT SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT AT THAT TIME
  • 00:48:24.010 --> 00:48:27.020
  • THAN IT DOES NOW.
  • 00:48:27.040 --> 00:48:28.180
  • TAKE US BACK AND GIVE US A LITTLE BIT OF A LESSON,
  • 00:48:28.200 --> 00:48:30.220
  • AND THEN THROW IT BACK TO YOUR OWN TOUR THERE.
  • 00:48:30.240 --> 00:48:33.000
  • - REAL SIMPLE.
  • 00:48:33.020 --> 00:48:34.080
  • GOD GETS HIS PEOPLE OUT OF SLAVERY IN THE BIBLE.
  • 00:48:34.100 --> 00:48:36.050
  • WE HAVE THE EXODUS, WE HAVE THE 10 PLAGUES, WE HAVE MOSES.
  • 00:48:36.070 --> 00:48:39.140
  • HE GETS THEM OUT AND SAYS, OK,
  • 00:48:39.160 --> 00:48:40.240
  • EVERYBODY STOP RIGHT HERE, LET'S BUILD A NATION.
  • 00:48:40.260 --> 00:48:42.210
  • AND SO HE BUILDS A NATION, GIVES THEM 613 LAWS,
  • 00:48:42.230 --> 00:48:45.120
  • AND AS HE SETS IT UP HE SAYS,
  • 00:48:45.140 --> 00:48:46.250
  • MOSES, YOUR OVER ALL THE CIVIL STUFF
  • 00:48:46.270 --> 00:48:49.020
  • AND AARON, YOU'RE OVER ALL THE SPIRITUAL STUFF.
  • 00:48:49.040 --> 00:48:51.040
  • SO HE SEPARATED CHURCH AND STATE.
  • 00:48:51.060 --> 00:48:54.060
  • HE HAD, HE WAS OVER ALL THE NATION.
  • 00:48:54.080 --> 00:48:56.090
  • THERE WAS NOTHING SECULAR ABOUT EITHER SIDE.
  • 00:48:56.110 --> 00:48:58.070
  • BUT YOU HAD DIFFERENT LEADERS.
  • 00:48:58.090 --> 00:49:00.060
  • AND LATER IN THE BIBLE, IN CHRONICLES 26,
  • 00:49:00.080 --> 00:49:03.200
  • YOU HAVE KING UZZIAH WHO SAYS, YOU KNOW WHAT,
  • 00:49:03.220 --> 00:49:05.230
  • I'M GOING TO BE A PRIEST AND A KING.
  • 00:49:05.250 --> 00:49:07.200
  • I'M GOING TO GO OFFER SACRIFICES IN THE TEMPLE,
  • 00:49:07.220 --> 00:49:10.060
  • AND GOD STRUCK HIM DOWN AT THE ALTAR,
  • 00:49:10.080 --> 00:49:11.130
  • SAID, DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT.
  • 00:49:11.150 --> 00:49:12.270
  • I HAVE PRIESTS, AND I HAVE KINGS,
  • 00:49:12.290 --> 00:49:14.140
  • AND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE BOTH.
  • 00:49:14.160 --> 00:49:16.010
  • SO, GOD ESTABLISHED THAT I'M OVER THE NATION,
  • 00:49:16.030 --> 00:49:18.200
  • BUT WE HAVE DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS FOR DIFFERENT INSTITUTIONS.
  • 00:49:18.220 --> 00:49:21.050
  • INSTITUTION OF GOVERNMENT IS NOT A CHURCH.
  • 00:49:21.070 --> 00:49:23.150
  • IT RAN THAT WAY UNTIL 391 AD, EMPEROR THEODOSIUS,
  • 00:49:23.170 --> 00:49:27.020
  • THE EMPEROR OF THE WORLD SAID, HERE'S THE NEW DEAL.
  • 00:49:27.040 --> 00:49:30.080
  • CHRISTIANITY IS THE OFFICIAL RELIGION FOR THE ENTIRE WORLD,
  • 00:49:30.100 --> 00:49:33.100
  • AND IF YOU'RE NOT CHRISTIAN, I WILL KILL YOU.
  • 00:49:33.120 --> 00:49:35.110
  • AND SO, STARTING AT THAT POINT, YOU HAVE THE
  • 00:49:35.130 --> 00:49:38.040
  • FIRST STATE ESTABLISHED CHURCH FOR THE NEXT THOUSAND YEARS,
  • 00:49:38.060 --> 00:49:42.200
  • ALL OVER EUROPE, EVERYBODY'S GOT A
  • 00:49:42.220 --> 00:49:44.170
  • GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHED CHURCH.
  • 00:49:44.190 --> 00:49:46.160
  • AND THE PROBLEM IS, THEY TELL YOU WHAT THEIR DOCTRINES--
  • 00:49:46.180 --> 00:49:49.150
  • THE BIBLE DOESN'T TELL YOU, THE CHURCH,
  • 00:49:49.170 --> 00:49:51.010
  • THE GOVERNMENT TELLS YOU WHAT YOUR DOCTRINES WOULD BE.
  • 00:49:51.030 --> 00:49:53.100
  • SO THE PILGRIMS, BIG HUGE PAINTING WE SEE IN THE
  • 00:49:53.120 --> 00:49:55.270
  • ROTUNDA IN THE CAPITOL.
  • 00:49:55.290 --> 00:49:57.190
  • THE PILGRIMS CAME TO AMERICA BECAUSE THE
  • 00:49:57.210 --> 00:49:59.260
  • STATE ESTABLISHED CHURCH IN ENGLAND SAID,
  • 00:49:59.280 --> 00:50:02.020
  • OH NO NO, YOU WILL ATTEND ANGLICAN SERVICES,
  • 00:50:02.040 --> 00:50:04.200
  • YOU WILL NOT ATTEND ANY OTHER,
  • 00:50:04.220 --> 00:50:06.060
  • AND THEY SAID, BUT WE'RE NOT ANGLICANS,
  • 00:50:06.080 --> 00:50:07.260
  • YES YOU ARE, BECAUSE WE ORDER YOU TO BE!
  • 00:50:07.280 --> 00:50:10.070
  • THEY DID NOT GET TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN DENOMINATION,
  • 00:50:10.090 --> 00:50:12.160
  • THEIR OWN PRACTICE.
  • 00:50:12.180 --> 00:50:13.260
  • THEIR PASTOR WAS KILLED BY THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND
  • 00:50:13.280 --> 00:50:16.100
  • BECAUSE THE PASTOR SAID JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:50:16.120 --> 00:50:18.080
  • IS THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH.
  • 00:50:18.100 --> 00:50:19.110
  • GOT HIM KILLED BECAUSE SHE SAID,
  • 00:50:19.130 --> 00:50:20.230
  • NO, I'M THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH.
  • 00:50:20.250 --> 00:50:23.090
  • AND THEN THEY PASSED A LAW THAT SAID,
  • 00:50:23.110 --> 00:50:24.170
  • ANYONE WHO DENIES HER ECCLESIASTICAL SUPREMACY,
  • 00:50:24.190 --> 00:50:27.190
  • YOU'LL BE PUT IN PRISON WITHOUT BAIL.
  • 00:50:27.210 --> 00:50:29.020
  • AND THAT'S WHEN THE PILGRIMS LEFT ENGLAND.
  • 00:50:29.040 --> 00:50:30.120
  • SAID, WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE APART OF THAT.
  • 00:50:30.140 --> 00:50:32.030
  • SO THAT'S CHURCH AND STATE, SEE.
  • 00:50:32.050 --> 00:50:34.030
  • AND SO WHEN THEY GET TO AMERICA, THE PILGRIMS,
  • 00:50:34.050 --> 00:50:36.080
  • SEPARATED CHURCH AND STATE.
  • 00:50:36.100 --> 00:50:37.180
  • THEY HAD SEPARATE ELECTIONS FOR THEIR PASTORS,
  • 00:50:37.200 --> 00:50:40.120
  • AND THEY HAD SEPARATE ELECTIONS FOR THEIR GOVERNORS.
  • 00:50:40.140 --> 00:50:42.210
  • SUDDENLY, YOU HAVE CHURCH BEING RUN BY ONE GROUP,
  • 00:50:42.230 --> 00:50:45.270
  • GOVERNMENT RUN BY, THEIR ALL CHRISTIANS,
  • 00:50:45.290 --> 00:50:47.230
  • ALL THE SAME CONGREGATIONS, THEY DON'T KEEP GOD
  • 00:50:47.250 --> 00:50:49.160
  • OUT OF ANYTHING, GOD IS THE CENTER OF THEIR LAWS,
  • 00:50:49.180 --> 00:50:52.030
  • BUT YOU DON'T HAVE THE GOVERNMENT TELLING THE CHURCH
  • 00:50:52.050 --> 00:50:54.110
  • WHAT TO DO, AND THIS IS THE KEY,
  • 00:50:54.130 --> 00:50:55.260
  • THE CHURCH NEVER TOOK OVER THE GOVERNMENT,
  • 00:50:55.280 --> 00:50:57.150
  • THE GOVERNMENT TOOK OVER THE CHURCH.
  • 00:50:57.170 --> 00:50:58.090
  • - THERE IT IS.
  • 00:50:58.110 --> 00:50:59.150
  • - SO WHAT HAPPENS, IS, THOMAS JEFFERSON,
  • 00:50:59.170 --> 00:51:02.280
  • WHEN HE'S PRESIDENT, YOU HAVE ALL THESE COLONIES
  • 00:51:03.000 --> 00:51:06.100
  • THAT WERE BRITISH RUN, THEY HAD BRITISH CHURCHES,
  • 00:51:06.120 --> 00:51:08.140
  • IN VIRGINIA, WHERE JEFFERSON LIVED, IT WAS
  • 00:51:08.160 --> 00:51:10.230
  • THE BRITISH ANGLICAN CHURCH.
  • 00:51:10.250 --> 00:51:13.010
  • THEY KILLED QUAKERS CAUSE THEY
  • 00:51:13.030 --> 00:51:14.200
  • WEREN'T IN THE RIGHT DENOMINATION.
  • 00:51:14.220 --> 00:51:16.080
  • THEY THREW BAPTISTS IN PRISON,
  • 00:51:16.100 --> 00:51:18.000
  • THEY THREW METHODISTS IN PRISON,
  • 00:51:18.020 --> 00:51:19.120
  • THEY THREW PRESBYTERIANS IN PRISON,
  • 00:51:19.140 --> 00:51:20.250
  • BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT ANGLICANS.
  • 00:51:20.270 --> 00:51:22.160
  • AND JEFFERSON WENT TO COURT TO DEFEND THESE GUYS,
  • 00:51:22.180 --> 00:51:24.210
  • SAID, NO, NO, NO, WE'RE ALL CHRISTIANS,
  • 00:51:24.230 --> 00:51:26.100
  • WE DON'T DO THIS STUFF!
  • 00:51:26.120 --> 00:51:27.150
  • AND THEY DID IT.
  • 00:51:27.170 --> 00:51:28.210
  • AND SO WHEN JEFFERSON BECOMES PRESIDENT,
  • 00:51:28.230 --> 00:51:30.090
  • BAPTISTS ALL OVER AMERICA SAID, OUR GUY, HE'S THERE!
  • 00:51:30.110 --> 00:51:32.160
  • HE UNDERSTANDS, WE'RE NOT GONNA GET THROWN IN JAIL!
  • 00:51:32.180 --> 00:51:34.160
  • AND OUT OF CONNECTICUT, THEY WROTE HIM A LETTER,
  • 00:51:34.180 --> 00:51:36.260
  • SAYING, MAN, WE'RE REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT GOVERNMENT,
  • 00:51:36.280 --> 00:51:39.010
  • AND JEFFERSON SAYS, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT,
  • 00:51:39.030 --> 00:51:40.290
  • WE HAVE A SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE.
  • 00:51:41.010 --> 00:51:43.200
  • AND THAT SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE IS
  • 00:51:43.220 --> 00:51:45.030
  • THE 1ST AMENDMENT, AND ITS GOING TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT
  • 00:51:45.050 --> 00:51:47.160
  • FROM INTERFERING WITH YOUR RELIGIOUS EXPRESSIONS.
  • 00:51:47.180 --> 00:51:50.050
  • SO, IT'S NOT TO SECULARIZE, IT'S TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT
  • 00:51:50.070 --> 00:51:53.270
  • FROM SAYING, KID, YOU CAN'T SAY GOD IS GREAT?
  • 00:51:53.290 --> 00:51:55.180
  • I CAN TOO, SEPARATION BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE.
  • 00:51:55.200 --> 00:51:57.020
  • THE GOVERNMENT CAN'T TELL ME WHERE I CAN PRAY.
  • 00:51:57.040 --> 00:51:59.100
  • HEY BAKER, YOU CAN'T BAKE A CAKE FOR,
  • 00:51:59.120 --> 00:52:02.010
  • ALL THIS STUFF WE FIGHT ABOUT TODAY,
  • 00:52:02.030 --> 00:52:03.150
  • THAT'S THE OPPOSITE OF SEPARATION.
  • 00:52:03.170 --> 00:52:05.170
  • HERE'S THE KEY, RIGHT BEHIND US, THE ORIGINAL CAPITOL
  • 00:52:05.190 --> 00:52:09.130
  • BUILT THERE, THOMAS JEFFERSON IS PRESIDENT NOW,
  • 00:52:09.150 --> 00:52:11.230
  • HE WROTE ON FRIDAY, JANUARY THE 3RD ON 1801,
  • 00:52:11.250 --> 00:52:15.160
  • HE WROTE THE FAMOUS SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE LETTER.
  • 00:52:15.180 --> 00:52:18.240
  • TWO DAYS LATER ON SUNDAY, HE'S IN CHURCH AT THE CAPITOL,
  • 00:52:18.260 --> 00:52:23.180
  • AND THE GUY WHO'S PREACHING IS THE GUY HE ASKED TO PREACH
  • 00:52:23.200 --> 00:52:26.030
  • AT THE CAPITOL AT THE CHURCH, JOHN LELAND.
  • 00:52:26.050 --> 00:52:28.290
  • NOW WAIT A MINUTE, JEFFERSON, ON FRIDAY,
  • 00:52:29.010 --> 00:52:30.010
  • YOU WROTE A LETTER OF SEPARATION,
  • 00:52:30.030 --> 00:52:31.090
  • YOU GO INTO CHURCH IN THE CAPITOL ON SUNDAY?
  • 00:52:31.110 --> 00:52:32.270
  • EXACTLY. SEPARATION MEANS THE GOVERNMENT
  • 00:52:32.290 --> 00:52:34.260
  • CAN'T STOP A RELIGIOUS ACTIVITY.
  • 00:52:34.280 --> 00:52:37.060
  • THAT'S WHY WE HAVE CHURCH AT THE CAPITOL.
  • 00:52:37.080 --> 00:52:38.190
  • BY THE WAY, JEFFERSON ALSO STARTED CHURCH AT
  • 00:52:38.210 --> 00:52:41.010
  • THE WAR DEPARTMENT RIGHT DOWN THE ROAD,
  • 00:52:41.030 --> 00:52:42.240
  • AT THE NAVY YARD, AND AT THE TREASURY.
  • 00:52:42.260 --> 00:52:44.220
  • SO YOU WANT TO GO TO CHURCH IN WASHINGTON D.C.?
  • 00:52:44.240 --> 00:52:46.070
  • CHOOSE A GOVERNMENT BUILDING,
  • 00:52:46.090 --> 00:52:47.160
  • AND JEFFERSON IS THE ONE WHO DID THAT.
  • 00:52:47.180 --> 00:52:49.000
  • SO, TOTALLY DIFFERENT FROM WHAT WE GET NOW.
  • 00:52:49.020 --> 00:52:51.140
  • - WHEN DID IT FLIP, BASICALLY, 180?
  • 00:52:51.160 --> 00:52:54.050
  • - IT FLIPPED 180 IN 1947, U.S. SUPREME COURT
  • 00:52:54.070 --> 00:52:57.290
  • IN A CASE CALL EVERSON VERSUS BOARD OF EDUCATION,
  • 00:52:58.010 --> 00:53:00.190
  • FOR THE FIRST TIME DID NOT QUOTE JEFFERSON'S FULL LETTER,
  • 00:53:00.210 --> 00:53:02.240
  • JEFFERSON'S LETTER IS 233 WORDS.
  • 00:53:02.260 --> 00:53:04.250
  • REALLY EASY, YOU READ THE LETTER, YOU GET IT.
  • 00:53:04.270 --> 00:53:07.020
  • GOVERNMENT CAN'T STOP IT.
  • 00:53:07.040 --> 00:53:08.270
  • IN 1947, THE SUPREME COURT SAID, OH LOOK,
  • 00:53:08.290 --> 00:53:12.250
  • JEFFERSON SAID A WALL OF SEPARATION BETWEEN CHURCH AND
  • 00:53:12.270 --> 00:53:15.080
  • STATE; WE HAVE TO ENFORCE THAT WALL, WE'RE NOT GOING TO
  • 00:53:15.100 --> 00:53:17.090
  • ALLOW RELIGION TO GET ANYWHERE CLOSE TO GOVERNMENT.
  • 00:53:17.110 --> 00:53:19.260
  • NOW THEY TOOK 8 WORDS OUT OF HIS LETTER,
  • 00:53:19.280 --> 00:53:22.060
  • AND BY THE WAY, COURTS BEFORE THAT USED HIS FULL LETTER,
  • 00:53:22.080 --> 00:53:24.250
  • 233 WORDS, THAT'S 3 PARAGRAPHS, ANYBODY
  • 00:53:24.270 --> 00:53:27.120
  • CAN PUT THAT IN A COURT DECISION. COURTS DON'T.
  • 00:53:27.140 --> 00:53:30.010
  • THEY ONLY USED 8 WORDS FROM HIS LETTER.
  • 00:53:30.030 --> 00:53:31.190
  • WALL OF SEPARATION BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE.
  • 00:53:31.210 --> 00:53:33.250
  • SINCE THEN, THERE'VE BEEN MORE THAN
  • 00:53:33.270 --> 00:53:35.230
  • 4.000 FIRST AMENDMENT CASES THAT ONLY
  • 00:53:35.250 --> 00:53:39.070
  • QUOTE THOSE WEIGHT WORDS, NOBODY
  • 00:53:39.090 --> 00:53:40.250
  • QUOTES HIS FULL LETTER ANYMORE.
  • 00:53:40.270 --> 00:53:42.200
  • SO THIS IS HOW REVISIONISM WORKS,
  • 00:53:42.220 --> 00:53:44.270
  • IS YOU NO LONGER KNOW WHAT THE TRUTH IS,
  • 00:53:44.290 --> 00:53:46.130
  • CAUSE YOU HAVEN'T READ JEFFERSON'S FULL LETTER,
  • 00:53:46.150 --> 00:53:48.270
  • THE COURT TELLS YOU SEPARATION MEANS
  • 00:53:48.290 --> 00:53:51.020
  • WE HAVE TO KEEP RELIGION OUT OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS,
  • 00:53:51.040 --> 00:53:54.000
  • AND NOW WE BUY INTO THAT, AND SO WE SAY,
  • 00:53:54.020 --> 00:53:55.190
  • PREACHERS YOU CAN'T TALK ABOUT ABORTION FROM THE PULPIT,
  • 00:53:55.210 --> 00:53:59.010
  • VIOLATION OF SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE.
  • 00:53:59.030 --> 00:54:01.060
  • - LAURIE: NO.
  • 00:54:01.080 --> 00:54:02.120
  • - IT WAS SO THE GOVERNMENT COULDN'T STOP YOU
  • 00:54:02.140 --> 00:54:04.000
  • FROM TALKING ABOUT THAT IN THE PULPIT.
  • 00:54:04.020 --> 00:54:05.200
  • EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE.
  • 00:54:05.220 --> 00:54:07.030
  • - HOW DO WE CHANGE THAT?
  • 00:54:07.050 --> 00:54:09.030
  • - UH, KNOWLEDGE.
  • 00:54:09.050 --> 00:54:10.130
  • THE BEST VACCINATION FOR A REVISIONIST ERA IS TRUTH.
  • 00:54:10.150 --> 00:54:14.150
  • AND THE BEST SOURCE OF TRUTH IS KNOWLEDGE.
  • 00:54:14.170 --> 00:54:16.150
  • YOU GO BACK, YOU READ JEFFERSON'S 233 WORDS.
  • 00:54:16.170 --> 00:54:19.280
  • YOU READ THE HISTORY STUFF THAT SHOWS WHAT JEFFERSON DID,
  • 00:54:20.000 --> 00:54:23.280
  • WE'VE GOT A BOOK CALLED THE JEFFERSON LIES,
  • 00:54:24.000 --> 00:54:25.290
  • BECAUSE SO MUCH OF WHAT WE THINK WE KNOW ABOUT JEFFERSON,
  • 00:54:26.010 --> 00:54:28.090
  • WHETHER IT BE THAT HE WAS A PRO SLAVERY RACIST,
  • 00:54:28.110 --> 00:54:30.270
  • OR WHETHER IT BE THAT HE'S A SECULARIST,
  • 00:54:30.290 --> 00:54:32.240
  • OR WHETHER IT BE THAT HE WROTE HIS OWN BIBLE,
  • 00:54:32.260 --> 00:54:34.280
  • SO MUCH OF THAT IS NOT ACCURATE.
  • 00:54:35.000 --> 00:54:37.120
  • SO YOU GOT TO GET TRUTH.
  • 00:54:37.140 --> 00:54:38.250
  • ONCE YOU GET TRUTH, YOU'RE VACCINATED AGAINST LIES.
  • 00:54:38.270 --> 00:54:40.230
  • - LAURIE: SETS YOU FREE.
  • 00:54:40.250 --> 00:54:41.230
  • - WOW, TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE.
  • 00:54:41.250 --> 00:54:43.210
  • WE'RE GONNA GO BACK TO THE U.S. CAPITOL,
  • 00:54:43.230 --> 00:54:47.050
  • THE SPIRITUAL AND CHRISTIAN HERITAGE TOUR,
  • 00:54:47.070 --> 00:54:51.240
  • DAVE, THANK YOU FOR BEING OUR GUEST TODAY.
  • 00:54:51.260 --> 00:54:55.180
  • LISTEN, GO TO DAVE'S WEBSITE. ALL THE INFORMATION IS
  • 00:54:55.200 --> 00:54:58.070
  • ON THE SCREEN, HE HAS RESOURCES THAT BASICALLY
  • 00:54:58.090 --> 00:55:02.020
  • YOU NEED, OKAY?
  • 00:55:02.040 --> 00:55:04.000
  • - THE CHILDREN NEED.
  • 00:55:04.020 --> 00:55:05.220
  • - IT IS VAST, DAVE IS A NATIONAL TREASURE.
  • 00:55:05.240 --> 00:55:09.270
  • ALL OF THE PRODUCTS THERE ARE AMAZING.
  • 00:55:09.290 --> 00:55:14.040
  • ONE LAST TIME, LET'S GO BACK TO THE
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  • CHRISTIAN HERITAGE TOUR WITH DAVE BARTON.
  • 00:55:15.240 --> 00:55:18.060
  • - DAVID BARON: THE FINAL OF THE FOUR PAINTINGS IS
  • 00:55:18.080 --> 00:55:19.130
  • THIS ONE RIGHT HERE, WASHINGTON RESIGNING,
  • 00:55:19.150 --> 00:55:22.000
  • TURNING IN HIS COMMISSION AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF,
  • 00:55:22.020 --> 00:55:24.120
  • HE'S GOING BACK TO MOUNT VERNON, IT'S NOW ALL QUIET,
  • 00:55:24.140 --> 00:55:27.060
  • AND HE CAN GO BACK HOME BECAUSE WE ARE NOW INDEPENDENT.
  • 00:55:27.080 --> 00:55:30.230
  • NOW, THAT LETTER THAT HE HAS RIGHT THERE,
  • 00:55:30.250 --> 00:55:33.230
  • HE SAYS, "I WILL SHORTLY GIVE YOU MY THOUGHTS,
  • 00:55:33.250 --> 00:55:37.070
  • "ON THE END OF THE REVOLUTION."
  • 00:55:37.090 --> 00:55:39.080
  • HERE'S HIS THOUGHTS.
  • 00:55:39.100 --> 00:55:40.160
  • THIS IS FROM 1783, THIS IS WHAT HE ISSUED, THIS,
  • 00:55:40.180 --> 00:55:44.220
  • HE HAD TO RESIGN FROM 14 DIFFERENT BOSSES, BECAUSE
  • 00:55:44.240 --> 00:55:47.180
  • WE WEREN'T A NATION BACK THEN YET.
  • 00:55:47.200 --> 00:55:49.140
  • SO ALL 13 GOVERNORS AND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS,
  • 00:55:49.160 --> 00:55:52.030
  • HE HAD TO RESIGN FROM 14.
  • 00:55:52.050 --> 00:55:53.220
  • THIS IS FROM CONNECTICUT, SO THIS IS CONNECTICUT COPY,
  • 00:55:53.240 --> 00:55:56.190
  • AND IN HERE THIS IS WHERE HE SAYS, OKAY,
  • 00:55:56.210 --> 00:55:58.190
  • HERE'S MY PLAN, WE JUST FOUGHT 8 YEARS OF WAR,
  • 00:55:58.210 --> 00:56:02.110
  • AND WE NEED A VETERAN BENEFITS PROGRAM.
  • 00:56:02.130 --> 00:56:04.030
  • SO HE CAME UP WITH THE FIRST VETERAN BENEFITS PROGRAM
  • 00:56:04.050 --> 00:56:06.170
  • FOR ALL THOSE WHO FOUGHT IN THE WAR.
  • 00:56:06.190 --> 00:56:08.060
  • HE GOES THROUGH AND HE GOES THROUGH WHAT NEEDS TO BE,
  • 00:56:08.080 --> 00:56:11.230
  • AND IT'S INTERESTING THAT IN THIS HE ALSO HAS HIS
  • 00:56:11.250 --> 00:56:14.070
  • PRAYER FOR THE UNITED STATES.
  • 00:56:14.090 --> 00:56:16.010
  • IF YOU EVER GO TO WASHINGTON D.C. THE
  • 00:56:16.030 --> 00:56:18.030
  • FIRST THURSDAY OF FEBRUARY, IT'S THE
  • 00:56:18.050 --> 00:56:20.080
  • CONGRESSIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST,
  • 00:56:20.100 --> 00:56:21.170
  • NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST IT'S SOMETIMES CALLED.
  • 00:56:21.190 --> 00:56:23.230
  • IN THAT NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST,
  • 00:56:23.250 --> 00:56:25.040
  • THEY ACTUALLY HAVE ON THE BACK OF THE PROGRAM,
  • 00:56:25.060 --> 00:56:28.120
  • THEY HAVE THE PRAYER OF GEORGE WASHINGTON,
  • 00:56:28.140 --> 00:56:30.060
  • WHICH IS WHAT'S IN THAT PAINTING THERE AND WHAT'S HERE.
  • 00:56:30.080 --> 00:56:32.120
  • SO LET ME READ YOU PART OF THIS PRAYER,
  • 00:56:32.140 --> 00:56:34.010
  • THIS IS WHAT WASHINGTON SAID,
  • 00:56:34.030 --> 00:56:35.120
  • I COULD PULL THE DOCUMENT OUT BUT IT'S VERY FRAGILE,
  • 00:56:35.140 --> 00:56:37.170
  • SO I DON'T WANT TO PULL IT OUT.
  • 00:56:37.190 --> 00:56:39.000
  • BUT I'LL JUST READ YOU WHAT WASHINGTON SAID.
  • 00:56:39.020 --> 00:56:40.160
  • HE SAID, GOVERNORS, I NOW MAKE IT MY EARNEST PRAYER,
  • 00:56:40.180 --> 00:56:43.260
  • THAT GOD WOULD HAVE YOU AND THE STATE OVER WHICH
  • 00:56:43.280 --> 00:56:46.180
  • YOU PRESIDE IN HIS HOLY PROTECTION.
  • 00:56:46.200 --> 00:56:49.240
  • I PRAY THAT HE WOULD INCLINE THE HEARTS OF HIS CITIZENS
  • 00:56:49.260 --> 00:56:52.070
  • TO CULTIVATE A SPIRIT OF SUBORDINATION AND OBEDIENCE
  • 00:56:52.090 --> 00:56:55.200
  • TO GOVERNMENT, TO ENTERTAIN BROTHERLY LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER,
  • 00:56:55.220 --> 00:56:58.250
  • AND FOR THE FELLOW CITIZENS OF THE OTHER STATES,
  • 00:56:58.270 --> 00:57:01.140
  • AND ESPECIALLY FOR THE VETERANS WHO
  • 00:57:01.160 --> 00:57:03.050
  • HAVE SERVED IN THE FIELD, AND FINALLY,
  • 00:57:03.070 --> 00:57:06.030
  • I PRAY THAT GOD WILL MOST GRACIOUSLY BE PLEASED
  • 00:57:06.050 --> 00:57:09.030
  • TO CAUSE US ALL TO DO JUSTICE, TO LOVE MERCY,
  • 00:57:09.050 --> 00:57:12.230
  • AND TO CONDUCT OURSELVES WITH THAT LOVE, HUMILITY,
  • 00:57:12.250 --> 00:57:15.090
  • AND PEACEFULNESS OF MIND, WHICH WERE THE CHARACTERISTICS
  • 00:57:15.110 --> 00:57:18.070
  • OF THE DIVINE AUTHOR OF OUR BLESSED RELIGION.
  • 00:57:18.090 --> 00:57:20.070
  • THIS WAS HIS FINAL STATEMENT.
  • 00:57:20.090 --> 00:57:22.130
  • HE SAYS WITHOUT A HUMBLE IMITATION OF HIS EXAMPLE,
  • 00:57:22.150 --> 00:57:25.040
  • AND THESE THINGS, WE CAN NEVER HOPE TO BE A HAPPY NATION.
  • 00:57:25.060 --> 00:57:29.010
  • SO HIS DEAL IS, GUYS, IF YOU DON'T IMITATE JESUS,
  • 00:57:29.030 --> 00:57:31.140
  • YOU'LL NEVER BE HAPPY.
  • 00:57:31.160 --> 00:57:32.210
  • WE WON THE WAR, THAT DOESN'T MAKE US HAPPY.
  • 00:57:32.230 --> 00:57:33.250
  • IMITATING JESUS DOES.
  • 00:57:33.270 --> 00:57:36.290
  • CAN WE JUST KIND OF CLOSE BY SINGING A PRAYER?
  • 00:57:37.010 --> 00:57:41.080
  • LET'S SING "GOD BLESS AMERICA", BUT JUST SING IT
  • 00:57:41.100 --> 00:57:43.140
  • QUIETLY, JUST SING IT AS A PRAYER, DON'T SING THE SONG,
  • 00:57:43.160 --> 00:57:45.170
  • SING THE PRAYER.
  • 00:57:45.190 --> 00:57:46.210
  • LET'S JUST JUMP INTO THAT REAL QUICK.
  • 00:57:46.230 --> 00:57:48.230
  • GOD BLESS AMERICA
  • 00:57:48.250 --> 00:57:53.160
  • LAND THAT I LOVE
  • 00:57:53.180 --> 00:57:57.250
  • STAND BESIDE HER
  • 00:57:57.270 --> 00:58:01.030
  • AND GUIDE HER
  • 00:58:01.050 --> 00:58:04.040
  • THROUGH THE NIGHT WITH THE LIGHT FROM ABOVE
  • 00:58:04.060 --> 00:58:11.020
  • FROM THE MOUNTAINS
  • 00:58:11.040 --> 00:58:14.170
  • TO THE PRAIRIES
  • 00:58:14.190 --> 00:58:18.140
  • TO THE OCEANS
  • 00:58:18.160 --> 00:58:22.130
  • WHITE WITH FOAM
  • 00:58:22.150 --> 00:58:26.290
  • GOD BLESS AMERICA
  • 00:58:27.010 --> 00:58:33.220
  • MY HOME SWEET HOME!
  • 00:58:33.240 --> 00:58:41.090
  • MY HOME SWEET HOME!
  • 00:58:41.090 --> 00:58:48.150