Ideas move men and nations. Sound ideas foster a prosperous, free and morally responsible society; flawed ideas corrode it.
Americans have enjoyed unparalleled liberty and prosperity under a Constitution of unprecedented longevity. Such an experience is historically rare. What made it possible? I propose that it was the distinctive American conjunction of civil liberty and moral responsibility. By connecting governmental protection of freedom with cultural protection of morality, Americans have enjoyed their freedoms with an Read more
“In God We Trust” on our coins and bills. “One nation under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Ten Commandments posted on schoolroom walls, in courthouses, and in the U.S. Supreme Court building. Prayers by student leaders at high school graduations and football games. The “Mount Soledad Cross” erected on public land above San Diego.
These symbolic affirmations of faith—and others like them—involve big public controversies. Read more
In the past, law and society formed a fixed background for business operations. A business simply conformed to legal requirements and established social practices, while providing its distinct product or service to the marketplace. That time is past. Now both law and society are in flux, and whether they like it or not, business organizations cannot escape Read more
Baccalaureate Address by Graham Walker at Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, Virginia, May 2011
Those who are preoccupied with cultural impact will undermine the very cultural impact they seek to exercise. The only foundation for life, work, and advocacy is a conviction of truth, independent of any calculation of its effect.
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The following is a transcript of farewell remarks delivered by Graham Walker in a convocation of faculty, staff and students at Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, Virginia, on December 1, 2014.
I thank the college leadership for allowing this opportunity for a few good-bye remarks, which is also an opportunity for giving thanks publicly to the Lord for our nearly nine years of being connected to Patrick Henry College. Naturally I find myself in this season both looking back and looking forward. Read more