We are finite, contingent beings, and we must not presume that our reason is capable of transcending this to achieve a sort of God’s-eye view of reality.
If you want to know how how the American ‘miracle’ came to happen, start with 18th-century preacher Jonathan Mayhew, in the book ‘Father of Liberty.’
People often point to the bitter fights of the Founding Era to demonstrate that this perniciousness is somehow endemic to American politics. This puts conservatives in a bit of a bind.
Independence Day remains the American holiday. The document and event are indelible. It is also important to remember its less celebrated, but even more important, successor.
Rev. Peter Muhlenberg’s was the first of the Virginia regiments ready for combat service just two months after he declared it was time for the American Revolution.
In America’s reddest state, moderation and prudence are increasingly seen as a betrayal of conservatism and a reason to purge the GOP.
The Founders understood that freedom was not merely the unbridled ability to live according to one’s appetites and desires, but the ability to do what is right and to live virtuous lives.
Author and historian Russell Shorto weaves six characters’ lives into one narrative retelling American history. He joins this episode of Federalist Radio.
Mary Katharine Goddard, patriot and publisher, printed the first Declaration of Independence with signatures, and put her name in history.
What better time to celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s greatness than on the Fourth of July? He’s the chief author of the United States’ Declaration of Independence.
For all their talk of a free society, in England, as throughout Europe, people belong to the state. Not so in America! In America people belong to themselves and it is the state that belongs to the people.
While many overlook Crispus Attucks’ contribution to American history, he still provides a powerful example of moral courage we should follow.
More than a day off for barbecues and fireworks, Independence Day will forever mark the beginning of an American era, the anniversary of our first birth of freedom.
For soldiers, it only takes one wrong step, one wrong turn, or one blink of an eye to go from Veteran’s Day to Memorial Day.
Listen my children and you will hear of the midnight ride of the female Paul Revere: Sybil Ludington Ogden.
Starting at age 15, Eliza Lucas Pinckney was a transnational entrepreneur and later deeply embedded in the politics of the American Revolution.
This elder sister of 13 children and mother to five had a direct influence on the American Revolution and resulting U.S. Constitution.
Besides Barbara Bush, only Abigail Adams has been both the wife and mother of American presidents.
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