Is today’s definition of “liberty” the same definition that our Founding Fathers used? Are we even speaking the same language as the Founding Fathers? According to our radio show guest this week on Off the Grid Radio, Daniel Ford, author of The Legacy of Liberty and Property, no, it is not. Today’s citizen looks at liberty defined as the autonomy from authority. However, the essence of liberty in the 1770s was defined as the individual accountability to God that naturally limited the authority that government or kings could place upon the citizenry.
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Daniel Ford is an antiquarian book collector, researcher, and historian who has accumulated a rich and extensive archive of original source material by which to verify the essential ideas and thoughts of our forebears and the Founders of this country.
In this episode:
- How the foundational documents of the State of Massachusetts prove that God’s law was the underlying principle of government in the New World.
- The two books the Puritans brought with them that laid the foundation for how they governed.
- The Bible that kings hated and why.
- Why autonomy from authority as defined in today’s Libertarian and Tea Party environment is a pipe dream that will never be realized.
- and more…