CBN News by Paul Strand, Chris Mitchell
The idea that liberty should reign in America didn’t start with the Declaration of Independence or the 4th of July, 1776. The seeds were planted more than a hundred years before in the soil of the New World. One of the most important was in what would become Connecticut.
A vast wilderness awaited the hundred, hardy Christians who left Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1636 with the Rev. Thomas Hooker to settle what is now Hartford, Connecticut.
In such a wild land, they asked the popular pastor how they should govern it. What Hooker preached on May 31st, 1638 was so profound it “sowed the seeds of free Constitutional government in America.” That’s what it says at the base of a statue of Hooker that stands in Hartford to commemorate the man who helped form a free nation[…]