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Barton speaks to CSU students about America’s heritage

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David Barton (left) and SGA president James Krontz (right)The Charleston Southern University Student Government Association sponsored David Barton, founder and president of WallBuilders, on campus Monday, March 4.

James Krontz, president of the Student Government Association, welcomed Barton to campus.

Barton, named one of 25 influential evangelicals by Time Magazine, speaks and writes about America’s history and its moral, religious and constitutional heritage.

“Of the current 192 nations, America is the only one that has had the same Constitution for the last 237 years,” Barton said. “There is no other nation like us.”

Barton owns many original historical documents and spends his time explaining the principles in these artifacts around the country.

In his lecture at Charleston Southern, Barton said that everything in the U.S. Constitution goes back to six principles:

1. Divine Creator

2. Inalienable Rights Come from God

3. Government Exists to Protect Inalienable Rights

4. There is a Fixed Moral Law

5. The Consent of the Governed (majority rule)

6. The Power of the People to Make the Change

Barton said the American government only works if the people make a change by amending the Constitution. “It is not the laws or Congress, etc., that make change. That is why it is important to have the right kind of people in office.”

Barton used as an illustration the correlation between the life issue and all other issues. “If you get the life issue wrong, you get every other issue wrong,” he said. “If they (politicians) won’t protect your life, they won’t protect your money.”

For more information about WallBuilders, log ontowww.wallbuilders.com.  

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