America, an amazing and exceptional country, is grounded in principles and ideas, but these ideas are under seige.
“Blessings of Liberty” – this phrase illustrates the deep connection between faith and liberty by holding that liberty is a divinely-bestowed gift. This is a point which Heritage Foundation scholar Matthew Spalding eloquently makes in this recent video (watch below):
From the very beginning of our nation, faith and freedom were deeply intertwined. Liberty strengthened faith, allowing it to freely express its beliefs; pursue its divine mission. But faith was necessary for liberty – not only does it shape moral character; it builds the moral fiber necessary for us to be free."
To read the entire script of this video, click here.