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.
Attacks on Confederate heritage have quickly evolved into attacks on American heritage, which was always the ultimate goal.
A property owner, abolitionist, renowned veteran, and promoter of education for blacks, Primus Hall was always busy promoting ‘truth and good.’
It will take more than walls and jobs to ‘make America great again.’ We need to return to the philosophies that undergirded the American founding.
I cannot tell a lie: George Washington could drink! He was our commander-in-chief, and home-brewer-in-chief as well.
Today is Constitution Day. Here’s what the Founders’ path to writing the Constitution can teach us about how to accomplish our typically much humbler pursuits.
If you need a feel-good American moment, ‘Hamilton’ is still an excellent bet. Watch for George Washington to steal the show.
To survive the disaster of the Trump nomination, we need to create a constitutionalist third party.
The larger reason for the dearth of generals in American political leadership has to do with the way we wage war today.
Starting at age 15, Eliza Lucas Pinckney was a transnational entrepreneur and later deeply embedded in the politics of the American Revolution.
We need a new political party that restrains the federal government in favor of more local solutions. Call it the Federalist Party.
As he fought to free Americans from foreign tyranny, George Washington also set a quieter example to his countrymen of what it means that ‘All men are created equal.’
The American republic needs more leaders like ancient Rome’s Cato the Younger, not its dictator Julius Caesar.
Republicans do not have a monopoly on constitutional purity, but they don’t have a monopoly on podium-thumping, fire breathers either.
Compare George Washington’s proclamation of a day for national thanksgiving with President Obama’s. You will find three notable differences.
‘Hamilton: An American Musical’ echoes John and Abigail Adams’s accusations that Alexander Hamilton was a serial adulterer. He wasn’t.
There have always been American immigrants, and there have always been very public conversations in America about immigration. Let’s engage that conversation for America’s benefit.
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