‘Here is a stone which the feet of a few outcasts pressed for an instant, and this stone becomes famous; it is treasured by a great nation.’
Robert Reilly’s ‘America on Trial’ is at times a frustrating read, but it’s ultimately an effective and insightful defense of America’s founding principles.
Only freedom of speech can preserve republican self-government, and only it can cool the fanatical hatreds and false theories underlying identity politics.
The Federalist Political Editor John Daniel Davidson says most Americans reject the premise that their country is ‘irredeemably racist and evil.’
The further we as a people drift from the Founders’ idea of equality, the nearer we come to being a once-free people who have lost our liberty.
Lucas Morel’s ‘Lincoln and the American Founding’ is a timely reminder of how our constitutional governance is incompatible with slavery and a rebuke to those who say our founding ideals are irredeemably racist.
In many ways, the adoption of the 1619 Project doesn’t essentially change American history for most students. It still relies on the same methods of history instruction.
We still overlook how much Alexander Hamilton shaped American institutions that support civic culture, free enterprise, liberty, and self-government.
Nearly a year since anti-American 1619 Project was unveiled, far too many of its egregious historical falsehoods have been blindly accepted by the media.
Journalists, activists, and mob members alike have failed to use legitimate quotes, often leading to putting words in the Founding Fathers’ mouths.
In C. Bradley Thompson’s new book, ‘America’s Revolutionary Mind,’ the Clemson professor makes a provocative and persuasive rebuttal to contemporary historians suggesting that the American founding advanced self-serving motives based on slavery, race, and class.
The 1619 Project is dangerous enough as an intellectual exercise, but that danger increases exponentially once put in the hands of a radical politician who could one day be president.
The 1619 Project isn’t mostly about helping Americans understand the role of slavery in our history. It’s mostly about convincing Americans that ‘America’ and ‘slavery’ are synonyms.
By reframing America’s founding around slavery, the 1619 Project misreads history and the role Americans played in realizing the ideals of the Declaration.
An investigation of those who made an impression on James Madison reveals the forgotten impact of two Founding Era philosophers: David Hume, and Adam Smith.
Democratic presidential hopeful Robert Francis ‘Beto’ O’Rourke told a group of immigrants, ‘This country was founded on white supremacy.’ Frederick Douglass has some words for him.
The nation’s leaders after the Civil War did not see a need to alter the flag’s appearance because they outlawed slavery under it. The American flag—the Union flag—was the victor in the Civil War.
Thomas Jefferson’s first draft held that our rights were ‘sacred and undeniable.’ What did we lose or gain by this change to America’s founding document?
Too many have distorted or forgotten the words of the Declaration of Independence. In our defense of liberty, we cannot abandon the text’s core principles.
The French Revolution began with optimistic Age of Enlightenment slogans about ‘Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité,’ before quickly degenerating into the darkened recesses of human nature.
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