Trent England | February 20, 2018
Event video: Religion and America
American government sits on a foundation that includes, prominently, the Bible. In fact, no book was more referenced by the leading American Founders. In many homes of the time, the Bible was the only book. Children learned from it, adults read it, and public discourse was full of references or allusions to it. No one can understand American law and government without knowing something about this Biblical heritage.
OCPA welcomed Dr. Daniel Dreisbach, a professor at American University and the author of “Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers,” to our Advance Center for Free Enterprise yesterday to discuss this history. He shared key Bible passages that shaped the debates about American independence and the Constitution.
For more from Dr. Dreisbach, you can follow him on Twitter or read his books or this interview he did for PBS’s “God In America” program.
David and Ann Brown Distinguished Fellow
Trent England is the David and Ann Brown Distinguished Fellow at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, where he previously served as executive vice president. He is also the founder and executive director of Save Our States, which educates Americans about the importance of the Electoral College. England is a producer of the feature-length documentary “Safeguard: An Electoral College Story.” He has appeared three times on Fox & Friends and is a frequent guest on media programs from coast to coast. He is the author of Why We Must Defend the Electoral College and a contributor to The Heritage Guide to the Constitution and One Nation Under Arrest: How Crazy Laws, Rogue Prosecutors, and Activist Judges Threaten Your Liberty. His writing has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Times, Hillsdale College's Imprimis speech digest, and other publications. Trent formerly hosted morning drive-time radio in Oklahoma City and has filled for various radio hosts including Ben Shapiro. A former legal policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation, he holds a law degree from The George Mason University School of Law and a bachelor of arts in government from Claremont McKenna College.