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.
Equipped with knowledge of history and of human nature, the Founders had possibly the greatest predictive power of any group of people throughout history.
Our laws are intended to be an expression of our God-given ability to reason.
In the first lecture of Hillsdale College’s free online course about Congress, Dr. Larry Arnn explains the legislative branch’s intended purpose, and how our modern legislators have failed to fulfill it.
Jay Cost’s recent article in National Review attempts to answer an increasingly important question about why and how the United States remains united, but he misses something.
The Founding Fathers’ understanding of equality and the way they structured our government enabled abolitionists to abolish slavery and hold the union together.
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.
In the second lecture of Hillsdale College’s free online Constitution 101 course, Professor West analyzes America’s founding principles as spelled out in the Declaration of Independence.
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.
Most everything in the Constitution has stood the test of time, but the method for electing the president was the Founders’ biggest error.
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.
The European Union isn’t going to work as well as a federation as the United States have.
Donald Trump’s anti-intellectual populism shows why Republicans shouldn’t try to be the party of the regular guys against the eggheads.
Andrew Sabl joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss populism, David Hume and the virtues of hypocrisy.
Once he leaves office, President Obama’s time in the public spotlight will only have just begun.
Call it logrolling, call it cronyism—the important point is that omnibus legislation such as the recently passed spending and tax bills is bad for America.
Lifetime appointments have failed their intended purpose of ensuring judicial independence.
To say that the Supreme Court is the final arbiter of the U.S. Constitution overthrows constitutionalism itself
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