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.
The president was right. First, they came for the Confederates, and then they very quickly came for everyone else, the Founders included.
By reframing America’s founding around slavery, the 1619 Project misreads history and the role Americans played in realizing the ideals of the Declaration.
The irony of the New York Times’ 1619 Project is that it embraces the critique of the American Founding espoused by the leading defender of Southern slavery, Sen. John C. Calhoun.
Thomas Jefferson’s first draft held that our rights were ‘sacred and undeniable.’ What did we lose or gain by this change to America’s founding document?
Too many have distorted or forgotten the words of the Declaration of Independence. In our defense of liberty, we cannot abandon the text’s core principles.
History should be taught and scrutinized, but should never be sanitized, at least not in a country that aspires to learn from its imperfect past.
James Poulos, Executive Editor of The American Mind, joins Ben Domenech on this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour.
Senator Mike Lee joins Ben Domenech on the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss history, identity politics, Star Wars and more.
If you want to know how the American ‘miracle’ came to happen, start with 18th-century preacher Jonathan Mayhew, in the book ‘Father of Liberty.’
Steven Pinker makes a good case that something has been going right in the modern world, but you’re on your own if you want to define exactly what that is.
To understand a hit piece on Albert Einstein for being ‘racist,’ we have to understand the Theory of Wokeness Relativity.
Jamelle Bouie gives us a critique of the Enlightenment from the Left, and it’s exactly what you were expecting: another excuse to call everyone racist.
Some conservatives are dismissing the eighteenth-century Enlightenment and trying to surrender its brilliant legacy to the enemies of Enlightenment on the Left.
MSNBC’s Chuck Todd has apparently never read the Declaration of Independence. Either that or he thinks agreeing with it is ‘very fundamentalist.’
Attacks on Confederate heritage have quickly evolved into attacks on American heritage, which was always the ultimate goal.
Earlier this week around 100 people covered a UVA statue of Thomas Jefferson ‘in a black shroud…adorning it with signs that dubbed the former president a ‘racist’ and ‘rapist.’
Charlottesville’s novel solution to the conflict over Confederate monuments is to drape them in statue burqas meant to shield viewers from temptation.
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