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.
If we want to see the Constitution and the form of government it created survive, we must recognize that citizenship requires more than voting.
The violent mob is not worthy of even polishing George Washington’s statue, let alone desecrating it.
Berkeley school board member Ka’Dijah Brown said renaming the schools is only a small step in the district’s work to address systemic racism.
America isn’t built for one ethnic heritage. As a nation founded on fundamental and universal ideas, the idea of America belongs to all of us.
Two new books, ‘Free to Believe’ and ‘Did America Have a Christian Founding?’, illuminate contemporary debates over the need to preserve religious liberty — and raise unanswered questions about the role of specific religious beliefs in America’s founding.
No, the federal government shouldn’t ‘take over the supply chain’ for medical equipment, and yes, states can in fact govern themselves.
Our Founding Fathers were keenly aware about the risks of governing solely by majority rule, which is why they gave us a constitutional republic laden with checks and balances.
For the American Founders, unalienable rights—not property—was the overarching concept. How is this so hard for modern scholars to grasp?
The president was right. First, they came for the Confederates, and then they very quickly came for everyone else, the Founders included.
Americans in 1913 showed by their votes they had forgotten the purpose of the Framers’ design for the Senate. We today, by and large, have even forgotten that generation’s forgetting.
It seems the Montpelier Foundation has adopted a version of the ‘blame America first’ mantra: Blame the Founders first, instead.
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.
The Great Chief Justice was not present to sign the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution, but few can lay better claim to achieving their noble purposes.
In Jay Cost’s latest book, ‘The Price of Greatness,’ the scholar and journalist lays out a compelling analysis of the feud between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison showing that their disagreements resulted in a synthesis of differing opinions that allowed our early republic to thrive.
The Founders were deeply flawed, but democracy and liberty are not. Let’s focus less on their failings, and more on their ideals. The Founders are for everyone, and we need them.
On this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour, Ben Domenech shares speeches and thoughts on freedom, liberty, slavery, and democracy.
The Scottish Enlightenment was an explosion of creative intellectual energy. It arrived just in time to have a decisive influence on the American Founders.
If you think the 2nd Amendment antiquated, that’s fine. Repeal it. Its history, though, doesn’t change to comport with your contemporary positions.
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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