The French Revolution began with optimistic Age of Enlightenment slogans about ‘Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité,’ before quickly degenerating into the darkened recesses of human nature.
Democratic candidates’ demands of abolishing the Electoral College and reducing the voting age will eventually lead to the death of our country as we know it.
Our laws are intended to be an expression of our God-given ability to reason.
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.
James Madison is credited with debunking a prevailing suspicion that self-government was only possible on a smaller, state level.
The Scottish Enlightenment was an explosion of creative intellectual energy. It arrived just in time to have a decisive influence on the American Founders.
PBS presented a tendentious, revisionist version of Spanish colonization of Florida, intended only to depict America as racist and oppressive.
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.
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.
To understand liberals’ sudden admiration for Alexander Hamilton, it helps to consider what they think of the other Founding Fathers.
America is no longer a nation in any meaningful sense—because it has neither Europe’s ‘blood and soil’ nationalism, nor a robust ideas-based nationalism.
While many overlook Crispus Attucks’ contribution to American history, he still provides a powerful example of moral courage we should follow.
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.
At a DNC marked by a lurch toward socialism, the most shocking thing in Philadelphia this week might just be a quiet exhibition of our founding documents.
Despite what many young people have heard about the American Founders, ‘Hamilton’ shows the timelessness of their ideals.
Starting at age 15, Eliza Lucas Pinckney was a transnational entrepreneur and later deeply embedded in the politics of the American Revolution.
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.’
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