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.
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.
On this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour, Ben Domenech shares speeches and thoughts on freedom, liberty, slavery, and democracy.
Rev. Peter Muhlenberg’s was the first of the Virginia regiments ready for combat service just two months after he declared it was time for the American Revolution.
The Fourth of July shouldn’t be about celebrating warfare or revolution, it should be about celebrating exceptional American freedom.
He spoke with the religious fervor of a modern-day Jonathan Edwards, but instead of sinners in the hands of an angry God, we were humans in the hands of an angry universe.
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.
Most of us only know the first verse of ‘America the Beautiful,’ but the complete hymn is a powerful prayer for the country.
It’s almost 4th of July. What better way to celebrate than to taste a bunch of hot dogs and confirm every preconceived notion anyone outside your immediate circle has about you?
The Atlantic Monthly paid $4 for one of the most famous songs in the history of the world.
At many parades and gatherings, the Fourth of July looks like another all-purpose, vaguely military holiday. Up your game.
Read the Declaration, make flag-themed desserts, and do a dozen other things to celebrate the greatest-country-on-Earth’s Independence Day.
What better way to celebrate your country than blowing up a small piece of it?
‘Maybe we could have, like, a task force to go to Area 51.’
A new poll released by Gallup this week revealed that a minority of Democrats, 47%, say they are “extremely proud” to be Americans this July 4th.
Ben remembers the men who made freedom more than an ideal on the Fourth of July.
Many Americans still retain the American character of not only asserting rights but standing to defend them.
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