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Adam Smith’s Refreshing Idea of Justice
Vernon Smith, Wall Street Journal

His definition attempts to minimize harm while maximizing freedom.

Religious freedom is basis of all other freedoms in U.S., cardinal says
Marie Mischel, Catholic News Service

The nation’s Bill of Rights guaranteed freedom of religion, not freedom from religion, New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan told a crowd of more than 3,000 gathered in Orem for a patriotic event held each year around the Fourth of July.

She Survived China’s Forced Labor Camp. Now She’s Urging Americans to Reject Socialism.
Rob Bluey, The Daily Signal

Jennifer Zeng grew up admiring the Communist Party of China and adhering to its stringent rules. But her life changed forever when she embraced religion and was swept up in a government crackdown on Falun Gong.

How to love America on the Fourth of July without falling into Christian nationalism
Nancy French, Washington Post

One of our best qualities about America is we can transcend mere nationalism, because we are composed of people from different soils.

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Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).