We still overlook how much Alexander Hamilton shaped American institutions that support civic culture, free enterprise, liberty, and self-government.
It’s absurd to claim Sen. Tom Cotton was saying Shakespeare was American simply because he said Chinese students should learn about the playwright ‘from America.’ Shakespeare understood ordered liberty.
What we in the US are seeing now, and have ever since Donald Trump was elected, is an attempt by Democrats to weaponize the legal system to further a nakedly political agenda.
No other well-known work of art claiming to reflect the idea of freedom seems to withstand a real competition with The Night Watch.
I hope these courageous, freedom-loving protesters succeed and their message of hope catches on in other countries desperate for the Hong Kong formula.
Too many think all governing ourselves requires is passing a law. We no longer need to roll up our sleeves and work, bottom-up, to earn a growing economy, a just society, or a stronger nation.
‘I don’t know at what point we moved from disagreeing with the argument to hating the person, and that scared me. I decided I have to do something,’ says this Better Angels delegate.
The job of the courts is not to re-invent the meaning of words to produce a result people want, or to decide the outcome of heated debates.
Scholar and political theorist John Marini’s new book addresses the foundational constitutional problem of our age—how to rein in America’s unaccountable federal bureaucracy.
Better Angels is the organizational equivalent of marriage therapists for our polity, hoping to realize the Constitution’s more perfect union.
Mark Twain rejected the simplistic, good-guys-always-win type of Sunday school stories with overtly moral themes that he was raised on.
The Bible put a new political conception on the table: a state of a single nation that is united, self-governing, and uninterested in bringing its neighbors under its rule.
Today, it is nearly impossible to fire the 2.8 million federal bureaucrats who staff the executive agencies, from which they issue rules that directly affect the lives of Americans every day.
America is not whatever you want it to be. America is not freedom from worry. It is not free stuff from the taxpayer. It is not a guarantee that you will be successful in life.
Temperance, frugality, and courage are virtues that individuals must possess in order to be free.
James Madison is credited with debunking a prevailing suspicion that self-government was only possible on a smaller, state level.
As Americans, we must be completely clear that any form of royalty should be mocked and derided.
It is one thing for a guitar player to not understand the physics of a tube amplifier; it is another for a free citizen to not know the basics of the government he or she is part of.
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