By constructing this Chapel, the College upholds the importance of its Christian roots, even as it respects the rights of each person to worship God according to his own conscience. Our country was founded on the view that a correct understanding of the nature of God and the human person is critical to preserving liberty.
These small lessons become the unplanned syllabus for learning citizenship, and your efforts to live them will help to form the fabric of a civil society and a free and prosperous nation where inherent equality and liberty are inviolable.
Too many people think that life and liberty are about their frivolous pleasures. And again, largely what relativism reflects is simply a lack of learning.
In fighting for freedom we must never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never…never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
College gave me the opportunity to take on the challenges of education during a most critical time in my life.