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America’s Republic: How the Great Experiment Came About (and How We Keep It)

A brief history of America, its founding documents, and what we can do to keep the flame of liberty burning bright. BY LAWRENCE W. REED I...

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!

FOUNDERS CORNER: SPEECHES, PATRICK HENRY St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, March 23, 1775 No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism,...

Undermining The Foundations of Individual Liberty

Individual Liberty in the Crucible of History, Part 2 BY CLARENCE CARSON Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, 01 June 1962 The ideas which would, in time,...

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!

FOUNDERS CORNER: SPEECHES, PATRICK HENRY St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, March 23, 1775 No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism,...

Of Virtue and Morality, by Clarence Carson

THE AMERICAN TRADITION: CLARENCE CARSON Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, Date 01 March 1964 Writers in the twentieth century have often entertained them­selves (and presumably their...

Origin and Title to the Territories of the Colonies

Commentaries On The Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, LL.D. Book I, Chapter 1 § 1. THE discovery of the Continent of America...

Is the majority ALWAYS right?

Thomas Jefferson Leadership ... where two measures are equally right, it is a duty to the people to adopt that one which is most agreeable...

Joseph Story, the Natural Law, and Modern Jurisprudence

DIARMUID F. O'SCANNLAIN, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract As a natural law thinker, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story believed that human nature is inherent and unchangeable. Story wrote...

The Direct Definition of a Slave – Samuel Adams

FOUNDERS CORNER: SPEECHES, PAMPHLETS, LETTERS, QUOTES Sam Adams, July 16, 1788 For your use I subjoin the following creed of every good American :—I believe that...

Thomas Paine on Just War

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL In his 1776 bestseller “Common Sense," Thomas Paine cautions his fellow Americans that “a long habit of not thinking a...

Samuel Adams: “Matters of this kind…are Serious Things”

They Were Believers, Samuel Adams, 1778 In this letter to the Earl of Carlisle and Others, Samuel Adams responds as to the justness of their...

Samuel Adams: "Matters of this kind…are Serious Things"

They Were Believers, Samuel Adams, 1778 In this letter to the Earl of Carlisle and Others, Samuel Adams responds as to the justness of their...

James Wilson—Of The Natural Rights Of Individuals

Foundations of the United States Constitution James Wilson—signator of the Declaration of Independence, member of the Continental Congress, drafter of the U.S. Constitution, and an...

Cooper—On the Moral Responsibility of the Press

American Thought James Fenimore Cooper returns from Europe to publish an open letter to his fellow Americans. THERE is one thing in Cooper I like, too,...

Abraham Lincoln or the Progressives: Who was the real father of big government?

ALLEN C. GUELZO, FIRST PRINCIPLES Abstract: Early Progressives co-opted Abraham Lincoln’s legacy to justify their program of expansive government powers over American life. In so...

Madison: Vices of the Political System of the United States

Liberty Letters, James Madison VICES OF THE POLITICAL SYSTEM OF THE UNITED STATES, 16 APRIL 1787 James Madison to George Washington (also, a copy taken by...

Sam Adams: How to Deserve and Enjoy Liberty

Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams The sum of all is, if we would most truly enjoy the gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people;...

Jefferson & Washington on the Morality of the National Debt

Liberty Letters with Steve Farrell American Founder Thomas Jefferson, discussing the so-called morality of a national debt — what some dare to describe in our...

Jefferson & Washington on the Morality of the National Debt

Liberty Letters with Steve Farrell American Founder Thomas Jefferson, discussing the so-called morality of a national debt — what some dare to describe in our...

Madison: Checking rulers, passion, human error, and leveling

Liberty Letters, James Madison, 26 June 1787 In order to judge of the form to be given to this institution, it will be proper to...

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Deconstructing California: From Christian Founding to Shutting Down Churches

American Minute with Bill Federer George Orwell wrote in his dystopian novel 1984: "Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has...

Any Coney Barrett and the Zealots

BY SELWYN DUKE Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is in the grip of “dogmas.” So goes a criticism made by, ironically, the most dogmatic...

Romanian Churches Petition to U.S. Supreme Court

LIBERTY COUNSEL Liberty Counsel filed a petition for cert asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case of Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church and Logos Baptist Ministries...

King v. Burwell: A Clear Example of Legislating from the Bench

MICHAEL F. CANNON, CATO INSTITUTE Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett have renewed interest in the 2015 case King v. Burwell. In...