This is a time when we need more honor and respect for America’s Founding, not less. Hillsdale College’s Liberty Walk reminds us of just that.
“How will you attain power? How will you communicate with the masses?” asks the course description offered at Washington and Lee University.
Among the namesakes the commission targeted for removal were Christopher Columbus, Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington.
Section 754 of a bill presented by House Democrats proposes to regulate names on federal property based on ‘diversity, equity, and inclusion,’ which really means discriminating by race and ethnicity.
Journalists, activists, and mob members alike have failed to use legitimate quotes, often leading to putting words in the Founding Fathers’ mouths.
Among those mentioned were the founding fathers, the presidents of Mount Rushmore, Frederick Douglass, Ulysses S. Grant, Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, and Elvis Presley.
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.
The promise of bloodshed coming alongside or following shortly after is an historic certainty. The symbols of a people never satisfy: People themselves must always come next.
Every conservative who compromised on tearing down confederate statues is complicit in the destruction of art across the country.
“Whether we think they were protecting American freedom or not, [Washington] wasn’t protecting my freedoms,” Rye said.
Appeals to the common good have always resurfaced when a problem arises in society, but difficulties emerge when different people have varied opinions about what to value.
George Washington did not promote prosperity so that atomistic individuals could each pursue his or her own good. He did it for the sake of unity.
Classical architecture offers the possibility of restoring beauty to gain respect for the work public buildings do in contributing to the common good.
Young Washington: ‘Cleanse not your teeth with the Table Cloth Napkin Fork or Knife but if Others do it let it be done wt. a Pick Tooth.’
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