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Davy Crockett, Charity, and Congress

Many excellent articles have been pubUshed in the Counsel of Chalcedon since her beginning 29 years ago. Because we have a new generation of readers and long-time readers may have forgotten some of the "counsel" of those years, we will be reprinting some of those previous articles. Following is one.

I grew up watching shows like Davey Crockett, "King of the Wild Frontier" and Dan'l Boone ("was a man, yes, a big man," as the theme song went) on TV. How surprised was I when I became a "man" and learned that one of my childhood "heroes" had served in Congress and what I learned from him about charity. As we come to election season again, our candidates and citizens could learn a lesson from Davey Crockett. This story appeared in the Life Of Colonel David Crockett, by Edward S. Ellis, published by Porter & Coates in 1884.