American Freedoms


American Freedoms: Why Religious and Economic Freedom are Essential to National Prosperity

There are a lot of things to keep track of when trying to be an informed American citizen. On this Independence Day, we celebrate the rights and freedoms that we have as citizens in one of the most prosperous nations on earth. Take a look at the following articles from the Summit archives that discuss the religious and economic freedoms that have propelled our country to greatness thus far. Understanding these freedoms, and their current state, is important not only for making informed civil decisions, but also for tracking the success of our nation throughout its history.

 

WHAT MAKES AMERICA GREAT?

As a Christian, it may be easy to get discouraged or frustrated when looking at the way freedoms are being infringed upon in American society. Jeff Myers gives us four “glimmers of hope” that should offer Christians encouragement in this time of cultural conflict.

 

AMERICA’S FOUNDERS: AS GOES RELIGION, SO GOES ALL FREEDOM

The origin of religious freedom in our country is often misunderstood. Jeff Myers highlights the ways in which the founders understood religious liberty, and the basis behind it, to establish a proper church-state relationship.

 

IS THERE A SILENT WAR ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN AMERICA?

It is easy to forget where our country started when we look at our society today. Aaron Zubia looks at a speech given by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to analyze the state of religious freedom in America under the Obama administration.

 

IS INCOME INEQUALITY A CAUSE OF POVERTY IN AMERICA?

As Americans, we have seen a lot of competing ideas about income inequality, the federal minimum wage, and the ways to alleviate poverty. Aaron Zubia offers some background knowledge on the economic climate in America, and then offers some practical ways that we, as a country, can alleviate poverty more effectively.