Progressive thinkers rejected many of the ideas upon which the U.S. Constitution was based. They declared the Founding Fathers irrelevant and natural law dead.
The Founding Fathers’ understanding of equality and the way they structured our government enabled abolitionists to abolish slavery and hold the union together.
The Second Amendment was supposed to protect us from government by dispersing its coercive power among the people. We still adhere to that system today.
Students were asked to choose between the value of free speech and the value of diversity and inclusion.
In the second lecture of Hillsdale College’s free online Constitution 101 course, Professor West analyzes America’s founding principles as spelled out in the Declaration of Independence.
It would be more than a little ironic for conservatives to seek to defend the Constitution while ignoring it when convenient.
Dr. Larry Arnn poses the question in the first lecture of Hillsdale College’s free online Constitution 101 course.
Steven Pinker oversimplifies the Enlightenment by claiming it pits reason against faith. In fact, the Enlightenment sprung from Christian ideas of nature.
President Trump was right that some countries are ‘sh-tholes,’ but we should remember that America is different because it was fortunate enough to be born free.
Rabbi Meir Soloveichik joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss religion in modern America, as well as the influence of Jewish ideas on our founding fathers.
Vandals burned a century-old bust of Abraham Lincoln, revealing that the violent campaign to scrub America of its Confederate past isn’t about the Confederacy at all.
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.
Senator Mike Lee joins Ben Domenech on The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss his new book about America’s founders.
Hillsdale Professor Thomas G. West joins Federalist Radio to discuss the beliefs at the time of American’s founding and what we can learn from them.
A closer look at the Founders’ thought about government shows their political philosophy that culminated in the Constitution was anything but libertarian.
In his new book ‘The Political Theory of the American Founding,’ Thomas G. West argues the founding fathers emphasized natural rights and the need to actively create the moral conditions where freedom could flourish.
The Founders wrote in Washington DC’s special status to protect the other states, and American citizens, from federal overreach. We still need that protection.
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