Independence Hall
The Contested Roots of American Liberty
October 13-14 2006
Sheraton Station Square Hotel

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7:00 – 9:00 Dinner

George H. Nash, Historian and Author, Chairman   

Introductory remarks and Invocation, Charles Hull Wolfe, President, Plymouth Rock Foundation   

Bill Campbell, Secretary, Video Presentation, Portrait of Liberty

The Rt. Hon. William Hague, MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary   


8:30 – 10:00 Christianity, Liberalism, and the Coming of the American Revolution

Paul Kengor, Chairman, Grove City College

Thomas Kidd, Baylor University, The Great Awakening   

Patrick Mullins, Saginaw Valley State University, Jonathan Mayhew, Speech Text   

Jeffry Morrison, Regent University, John Witherspoon, 15 minutes   

10:15 – 11:45 American Independence: the View from Britain

Linda Raeder, Palm Beach Atlantic College, Chairman

Peter Stanlis, Rockford College, Edmund Burke   

Ronald Hamowy, University of Alberta, The View from Scotland


12:00 – 1:30 The Written Constitution as Fundamental Law

Gary L. Gregg, McConnell Center for Political Leadership, Chairman

C. Bradley Thompson, Executive Director, The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism

2:30-4:30 Roundtable Discussion: The American Revolution: Fulfillment of or Departure from the British Legacy?

William Anthony Hay, Mississippi State University, Chairman

John Willson, Hillsdale College, Speech Text   

J.C.D. Clark, University of Kansas, Speech Text

Ellis Sandoz, Eric Voegelin Institute, Speech Text   

Michael Zuckert, University of Notre Dame

Saturday Night Special Dinner Session - Duquesne Club

Master of Ceremonies: M. Stanton Evans, Education and Research Institute

Recognition of Distinguished Members: Peter Stanlis and Stephen Tonsor

Ian Crowe, Director, Edmund Burke Society of America, Speech Text on Peter Stanlis

Gregory Schneider, Emporia State University, Speech Text on Stephen Tonsor

Stephen Tonsor's Remarks Speech Text

Dinner: M. Stanton Evans, Education and Research Institute, The Theme is Still Freedom