The Self-Evident Blog

A Friendly Reminder

Self Evident Ministries is supported primarily by donations from people like you. Thank you!

The Founders and Slavery

Authored By: Mike Sonneveldt
The Founders and Slavery
Founding Fathers and Slavery One thing stops people in their tracks when discussing the founders. Some of our founders owned slaves. However, some of our founders never did. Some stood for slavery. Many did not. Even though the topic is extremely nuanced, the 1619 project and similar “historical” theories believe slavery stood as the sole driver for Independence. After all, how could men who talk of “liberty” and “freedom” possibly believe that holding other people in slavery would be acceptable? Many people want to believe in the founders and what they stood for, but the specter of slavery stands in their way. We want to give you a resource to begin to unravel this major issue and give you peace of mind that our founders were men—just like us. They were imperfect and barely… read more
 

Founding Fathers and Religion Quotes

Authored By: Mike Sonneveldt
Founding Fathers and Religion Quotes
Have you wondered about the founding fathers and religion? Do you ask yourself whether the founding fathers believed in God or if they believed in Jesus? Even though each man had his own beliefs, a consistent theme can be found in many of their quotes. Whether they discussed providence, a creator, God, divinity, or more, they referenced a higher power and authority. Founding Fathers and Religion Samuel Adams “We have this day [fourth of July] restored the sovereign to whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in Heaven, and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His kingdom come.” -Samuel Adams John Adams On September 7th, 1774, Revered Jacob Duche read Psalm 35 in front of the First Continental Congress then broke into prayer. … read more
 

American Government Introduces Legislation for Antisemitism Monitors

Authored By: Mike Sonneveldt
American Government Introduces Legislation for Antisemitism Monitors
You thought the worst of it was over. We watched the protests on college campuses and allowed the news of it all to blend in with the noise surrounding our everyday lives. After all, we have a 24/7 news cycle that continually brings things to our attention and then erases that with the next big story. However, the college campus protests and colonization (see what I did there?) are not subsiding. Instead, they are growing and spreading as students reach their last days of school before summer break. It Gets Worse Even though we may hope for a burn-out of this “pro-Palestine” fire, we will be sorely disappointed. Not only will the fire continue to spread and grow in the summer months, but the government is now getting more and more involved. This will not end… read more
 

FISA and The 4th Amendment Connection

Authored By: Mike Sonneveldt
FISA and The 4th Amendment Connection
A few days ago, Congress passed a bill that shocked lots of Americans. On the other hand, plenty of Americans did not realize anything was happening. They were too glued to all of the other dramas going on in our world. Not long after, President Biden signed the bill into law. Extension of FISA Section 702 FISA is the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which provides the government with the ability to conduct surveillance on foreign actors for national security. It allows the government to use technology and various means to collect information, data, and evidence. In 2008, Congress passed Section 702 of the FISA, which gives the intelligence community the green light to “collect, analyze, and appropriately share foreign intelligence information about national… read more
 

Lady Liberty is Dead. We The People Are To Blame.

Authored By: Mike Sonneveldt
Lady Liberty is Dead. We The People Are To Blame.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.” Declaration of Independence Differing Views Some of us hold a general understanding of the Declaration of Independence. This group… read more
 
Self-Evident Ministries