Author and founder of The American Minute Bill Federer discusses why the Pilgrims made the treacherous trip to the New World. By signing the Mayflower Compact, the pilgrims were among the first to enact self-governance rather than being ruled by a monarch. Because the pilgrims had no money, they had to borrow from investors in England. Everything was owned in common for years, which resulted in them nearly starving to death. The pilgrims’ case is a notable example proving that socialism just doesn’t work. The pilgrims devised a “communistic plan” called a “covenant” form of government, then scrapped it and gave everyone their own plots of land. The constitution was made for a religious populace, though our modern society is rapidly drifting away from religious virtues. Our government will collapse if we lose our morality. Listen to the full interview in the first hour.
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