Independence Hall
In God We Trust? Covenant, Character & Virtue in the American Republic
November 10-12, 2000
Grand Rapids, MIchigan

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Friday, November 10

Patriotic Music performed by the Hillsdale College Chamber Choir, James Holleman, Conductor

Introduced by Bill Campbell, Secretary, The Philadelphia Society Speech text

Larry Arnn, President, Hillsdale College, Liberal Education & the Constitution

Perspectives of Statesmen

Ellis Sandoz, Eric Voegelin Institute, LSU, Chairman

Matthew Spalding, Heritage Foundation, George Washington

Jean M. Yarbrough, Bowdoin College, Thomas Jefferson

Greg Russell, University of Oklahoma, Theodore Roosevelt

Religion, Constitution and Character

Robert Sirico, The Acton Institute, Chairman

David W. Hall, Kuyper Institute, On the Founders Speech text

Graham Walker, The Catholic University of America, How the
Constitution Establishes Religion

Richard E. Morgan, Bowdoin College, On the Courts

Saturday, November 11


John Willson, Hillsdale College, Chairman

William B. Allen, Michigan State University, The Good Citizen Speech text

The Virtues of Economy and Charity

Lawrence Reed, Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Chairman

Burton Folsom, Center for the American Idea

Barbara J. Elliott, Center for Renewal

Did Character Count in the 2000 Election?

David Keene, ACU, Chairman

John A. Howard, The Howard Center Speech text

James Y. Stern, editor, The Crimson, Harvard University Speech text

Sunday, November 12

Luncheon at the Russell Kirk Center, Mecosta, Michigan

Annette Kirk, The Russell Kirk Center, Chairman

Ian Crowe, The Russell Kirk Center, editor of The Enduring Edmund Burke

Gleaves Whitney, Engler Administration, The Russell Kirk Center

Edward Ericson, Calvin College Speech text

Vladimir Zolotyke, Udmurt State University, Russia