“If there is to be a battle for the soul of our Nation, let it begin here.” – FJL

240 years ago, two days before Christmas in 1776, General Washington ordered Thomas Paine’s pamphlet, “The American Crisis”, read aloud to the assembled Continental Army. They were preparing to depart on the march toward Trenton from the winter encampment at Valley Forge. “These are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the…

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