am grateful for our free country and our forefathers of Colonial
Days who framed the Constitution of the United States, which I believe
is the greatest document ever written (except the Bible). It recognizes
our God-given right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness,
and it undertakes to protect us in the exercise of such rights by
laws made pursuant to the Constitution; and I am also grateful to
the stalwart Americans who have defended and protected the Constitution
through all the life of the Republic.
George Pepperdine, c. 1961
We believe that the source of any goodness
in our nation is
not human philosophy or rationalism, but rather is the God of truth
and goodness. That is the basis for our understanding of education.
And if those values are stripped away, Pepperdine becomes merely
a directionless university wandering in the wilderness of relativism.