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"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."
Thomas Jefferson



 
If You Would Like To Get More Information About The "Liberty and Learning Video Series"
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On December 28, 2012, Richard Stephen “Steve” Pratt graduated from this mortal life.

He is an amazing craftsman, scholar, and teacher. His priorities are truly God, family, and country. He was laid to rest at a home funeral Saturday, December 29.

There will be a Life Celebration on January 19 at the LDS 8th ward building, 500 E 200 N, Provo, UT, January 19, 2013 at 1 p.m.

Please forward this message to those who would be interested. Instead of flowers, you could donate to Parley Pratt, grandson in Primary Children’s Hospital, at Wells Fargo Bank, NCCS.net, or the National Federal Lands Conference.

We would love for you to submit a short description of your association with Steve.

Sincerely, Allison Clark, daughter.

 






Principles of Good Government: A Guide to Measuring Issues and Candidates (01:16:08)
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Empire of Debt: What Has the Government Done to Our Money (01:34:06)
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America's First Founding (1607 to 1789) (01:23:15)
Note 1: "The Union" was NOT "born on the 4th of July!"
Note 2: A "new nation" was NOT "brought forth on this continent" on the 4th of July!
Note 3: The sovereign states were NOT "conceived in liberty" on the 4th of July!
In fine, the states federalised, and did not nationalise themselves. The former would necessarily be done by equal sovereigns, while the latter would make them counties or provinces of a nation, remanding them to their British condition.
 
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America's Second Founding (1796 to 1878) (02:07:08)
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America's Third Founding (1945 to still in progress) (01:24:42)
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Original Intent of The Constitution: Limiting and Defining the Powers of Government (53:28)
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To Ourselves And Our Posterity (01:12:00)
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ADDITIONAL VIDEOS
 
 
 
This Is The Stuff You Won't Hear Anywhere Else
From The Glenn Beck Show From April 8, 2010
Your Kids Aren't Being Taught This In School. This Is The Real History Of America. If You Know Anyone Who Thinks That America Was Not Founded On Christian Principles, And That The Founders Were All Diests That Didn't Believe In God-Pass This On To Them. If They Have An Ounce Of Free Thinking Left, They Will No Longer Believe That After Watching This Show. Tonight's Guest: David Barton
 
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Founders' Fridays - Black Founders
 
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Special Aftershow
 
 
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Is America A Christian Nation? By David Barton From Wallbuilders.com
 
 
 
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This Is A Great Speech By Dennis Prager On America's Exceptionalism And Uniqueness
 
 
 
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This Is A Great Speech By Judge Andrew Napolitano On The "PATRIOT" Act
 
 
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This Is A Great Speech By Thomas Woods On State Nullification
 
 
 
 
 
 

Important Links:

The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of The United States
The Bill of Rights
The Federalist Papers
The Debates In The Several State Conventions On The Adoption Of The Federal Constitution
Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789
Elementary Catechism on the Constitution
Annals of Congress : Debates and Proceedings, 1789-1824
Treaty of Paris (1783)
The Kentucky Resolutions of 1798
Presidential Speech Archive
The American Presidency Project
1828 Webster's American Dictionary
A View of the Constitution of the United States of America by William Rawle, L.L.D. (1825)
Teach Our History
Washington's Farewell Address - September 19, 1796
The Communist Manifesto
Charter of The United Nations
Thomas Jefferson, deleted portion of a draft of the Declaration of Independence, June, 1776
Evidence for America's Christian Heritage
Seven Principles of Sound Public Policy
U.S. Receipts And Outlays
Individual Tax Rate History
The 1936 U.S.S.R. Constitution
The 1977 U.S.S.R. Constitution
S.T.O.R.M. (Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement)
 
 
The 5000 Year Leap
 

For those of you who are curious about Stephen Pratt, the gentleman who spoke at the "Know Your Liberty" presentations. There is a book called The 5000 Year Leap that was written by W. Cleon Skousen.

W. Cleon Skousen

W. Cleon Skousen (1913-2006) was a popular teacher, lecturer and author in the United States for over 40 years. Born in Raymond, Alberta, Canada on January 20, 1913, Dr. Skousen’s growing up years were spent in Canada, Mexico, and California.
At age 17 he was called to serve a two-year, LDS mission to Great Britain for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He later attended college at the San Bernardino Junior College where he was elected Student Body President.
With scholarships and encouragements, he left California in 1934 to work as a government aid in Washington DC. Later Dr. Skousen applied and was hired as an FBI agent.

Dr. Skousen married his sweetheart, Jewel Pitcher of San Bernardino, California, August 1936. During the past 69 years, they have raised 8 children and are the grandparents of 50 grandchildren and over 69 great-grandchildren. He resided in Salt Lake City, Utah, the remainder of his life.

Dr. Skousen served the FBI for 16 years (1935-1951), and worked closely with J. Edgar Hoover. In 1951 he was asked to join the faculty of Brigham Young University. Here he headed up the Student Alumni organization. In 1956 he was asked to serve as Chief of Police of Salt Lake City. During his 4 year service, he also wrote his national best seller, "The Naked Communist." He also was the editor of the nations leading police magazine, "Law And Order." In 1960 he left the police force and began speaking tours around the country on the political crisis during that time period. He also ran for the governors office in Utah, but narrowly missed the primaries.

In 1967, Dr. Skousen returned to BYU as a professor in the Religion Department. He taught classes on The Book of Mormon, The Old Testament, and early LDS Church History. He continued that assignment until his retirement in 1978.

In 1972 Dr. Skousen organized a non-profit educational foundation, named "The Freemen Institute." Later changed to "The National Center for Constitutional Studies" (NCCS), Dr. Skousen and his staff became the nation’s leading organization in teaching seminars on the Founding Fathers and the U.S. Constitution. His book, "The Making of America" has been used nation-wide to educate students on the original intent of the Founders.

His many books and recordings include subjects from raising boys to principles of good government, to prophetic history.

Dr. Skousen passed away peacefully in his home on January 9, 2006, of natural causes, just 11 days shy of his ninety-third birthday. He was lovingly surrounded by his family and wife Jewel, with whom he was anticipating their 70th wedding anniversary in August.

Dr. Skousen invited Stephen Pratt, who was his neighbor, to attend his lectures in an old concrete garage in Lehi, Utah in 1974. The lectures and classes went on for twelve weeks. After taking the classes a second time, Stephen Pratt was asked to help and began speaking throughout the country.

 

 

 

Stephen Pratt

On December 28, 2012, Richard Stephen “Steve” Pratt graduated from this mortal life.

He was an amazing craftsman, scholar, and teacher. His priorities were truly God, family, and country. He was laid to rest at a home funeral Saturday, December 29.

Stephen Pratt grew up on a backwoods ranch in the State of Washington. His family was still using draft horses until he was about twelve years old. Steve graduated from Brigham Young University with a master’s degree in education. He did further post graduate studies at the University of California at Berkley in the 1960’s. He taught full- time in the public school system for six years and then taught for one year in a private school. Seven years were spent working for the National Center for Constitutional Studies under the direction of renowned historian, W. Cleon Skousen, where Pratt devoted his time to research and teaching in many locations in the United States and two foreign countries.

During the spring of 2005 Stephen was urged by friends to teach a class devoted to American principles and problems. The very successful 16 week course has developed into a program called “Liberty and Learning.” The lessons focus on understanding our history and how it relates to current events. A web site has been established under the name “libertyandlearning.com.”

With his wife, Belva Gae, they are the parents of four children and reside on a sixty acre “ranch” at Cove Fort, Utah. Stephen Pratt is an accomplished craftsman and for the past 20 plus years has earned a living with his hands in a family business called Pratt Wagon Works, where he with his son, Ben, build historic wagons, printing presses and other old fashioned reproductions.

 
 
If You Would Like To Get More Information About The "Liberty and Learning Video Series"
Please Go To libertyandlearning.com 
 
 
E-Mail: Eddie Stannard