In Jay Cost’s latest book, ‘The Price of Greatness,’ the scholar and journalist lays out a compelling analysis of the feud between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison showing that their disagreements resulted in a synthesis of differing opinions that allowed our early republic to thrive.
The Founders were deeply flawed, but democracy and liberty are not. Let’s focus less on their failings, and more on their ideals. The Founders are for everyone, and we need them.
On this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour, Ben Domenech shares speeches and thoughts on freedom, liberty, slavery, and democracy.
The Scottish Enlightenment was an explosion of creative intellectual energy. It arrived just in time to have a decisive influence on the American Founders.
If you think the 2nd Amendment antiquated, that’s fine. Repeal it. Its history, though, doesn’t change to comport with your contemporary positions.
A closer look at the Founders’ thought about government shows their political philosophy that culminated in the Constitution was anything but libertarian.
The readily observable fact that we no longer think politically in terms of unalienable rights is a perfect measure of how much we have abandoned the Founders’ vision.
Do conservatives need to be ashamed of winning elections by means of the Electoral College that they would not win in a more directly democratic contest? No.
What began as a mere afterthought to the Constitution ended up saving the Constitution from its Anti-Federalist critics, and today looms larger in the American mind than the Constitution itself.
Why would someone willingly help build the Death Star? The answer may help us understand why the Founders didn’t immediately abolish slavery.
Since politicians can’t manage more persuasive rhetoric than ‘delete your account,’ Robert Curry’s book ‘Common Sense Nation’ outlines the benefits of understanding and discussing America’s founding principles.
Democratizing presidential elections helped to mislead Americans into believing that presidential elections are primarily supposed to reflect their will. They’re not.
Today’s strong judicial activism goes against the purpose of the Supreme Court envisioned by the Founders, and defined in the Constitution.
Top-down, command-and-control systems will sooner or later create catastrophic failures. It’s not so with self-organizing systems.
The European Union isn’t going to work as well as a federation as the United States have.
Mike Farris and Phyllis Schlafly debate on the need for a Constitutional Convention of the States.
Harry Jaffa’s writings show us the path he followed back to the founders’ greatness.
The Senate should not give up its ability to check presidential power by refusing to confirm unfit appointees like Loretta Lynch.
Even if some American founders meant for all branches of government to weigh in on a law’s constitutionality, legal precedent since has made the Supreme Court its final arbiter.
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