The rhetoric of rights is appealing. Label whatever you want a ‘right’ and you tip the scales in your favor. However appealing the tactic may be, however, is conceptually incorrect and politically dangerous.
America’s relative silence over the Hong Kong protests and the impending Chinese crackdown is deafening, and telling. It’s also dangerous.
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?
The complex reality behind American independence is being pushed aside even in our study of the Declaration itself.
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.
Senator Mike Lee joins Ben Domenech on the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss history, identity politics, Star Wars and more.
Too many Americans don’t really know what our rights and freedoms mean.
Facebook flagged a post from a local news outlet sharing a portion of the Declaration of Independence as hate speech.
Benjamin Weingarten takes a deep dive into the Declaration of Independence, discussing the link between natural law and natural rights, and the Founders.
Independence Day remains the American holiday. The document and event are indelible. It is also important to remember its less celebrated, but even more important, successor.
Dr. Larry Arnn poses the question in the first lecture of Hillsdale College’s free online Constitution 101 course.
This isn’t just about my gun. It’s about every single individual’s fundamental right to liberty.
Trying to make our ‘Anglo-American heritage’ seem racially exclusive is not an answer to white nationalists. It’s an echo of them.
MSNBC’s Chuck Todd has apparently never read the Declaration of Independence. Either that or he thinks agreeing with it is ‘very fundamentalist.’
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.
Despite its roots in American independence, the Fourth of July is incomplete without understanding and celebrating Lincoln too.
A closer look at the Founders’ thought about government shows their political philosophy that culminated in the Constitution was anything but libertarian.
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