Saturday, March 5, 2011


Liberty of conscience is every man's natural right, and he who is deprived of it is a slave in the midst of the greatest liberty.

William Penn

We limit our definition of Founding Fathers to the men who went to Philadelphia to rewrite the Articles of Confederation and came back with the Constitution. We forget that they weren't working in a vacuum; they had at least a century of colonial history to work from. William Penn is as much a founder of this country as George Washington or Benjamin Franklin.

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