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.
I’m sorry the Constitution is an annoyance, but the state isn’t here to give you everything you want—not even if what you want is extraordinarily popular with your fellow Americans.
An investigation of those who made an impression on James Madison reveals the forgotten impact of two Founding Era philosophers: David Hume, and Adam Smith.
Rep. Mike Gallagher discussed his proposed reforms to get Congress working again in an interview with a fellow from the Hoover Institution.
It seems the Montpelier Foundation has adopted a version of the ‘blame America first’ mantra: Blame the Founders first, instead.
Equipped with knowledge of history and of human nature, the Founders had possibly the greatest predictive power of any group of people throughout history.
Progressives have a different purpose for government than securing citizens’ natural rights. They want to use the vast powers of government to change America.
If overturned, President Trump could lose power to restrict imports on the basis of national security concerns.
Obamacare is probably the worst piece of legislation in American history, but this judge’s decision was based on a weak legal argument and will almost certainly be overturned.
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.
James Madison is credited with debunking a prevailing suspicion that self-government was only possible on a smaller, state level.
The Second Amendment was supposed to protect us from government by dispersing its coercive power among the people. We still adhere to that system today.
The Constitution is still in place today because it works with, rather than fight against, mankind’s ambitious nature.
Separation of powers, checks and balances, and a strong, independent judiciary are what keep the United States from devolving into failed democracies of the past.
President Trump was right that some countries are ‘sh-tholes,’ but we should remember that America is different because it was fortunate enough to be born free.
As an American-Jew whose ancestors came here escaping both Nazism and communism, I totally ‘get’ the Second Amendment ‘fetishists.’
Getting President Trump impeached may give Democrats short-term victory. But by infuriating rural voters, it’s sure to widen the schism between our ‘two Americas.’
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.
What began as a mere afterthought to the Constitution ended up saving the Constitution from its Anti-Federalist critics, and today looms larger in the American mind than the Constitution itself.
Today is Constitution Day. Here’s what the Founders’ path to writing the Constitution can teach us about how to accomplish our typically much humbler pursuits.
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