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It is not personal. It is business. It is life.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I have duly recieved your favor of the 7th. and have taken care that it shall be communicated to the Secretary at...

They hated him. He revered them.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I recieved yesterday evening your letter … informing me of the death of mrs Washington:         witness of her constant course in...

The Restoration of the Tradition

The American Tradition, by Clarence Carson PART 14: THE RESTORATION OF THE TRADITION Can the American tradition be re­stored? Supposing it were desir­able to do so, has...

What are the ONLY objects of a legitimate government?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … a part of my occupation, & by no means the least pleasing, is the direction of the studies of such young...

Ben Franklin: Have We Now Forgotten That Powerful Friend?

Liberty Letters, Benjamin Franklin In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this...

Let us remain where all religions agree …

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP at an earlier period of life I pursued enquiries of that kind with industry & care. reading, reflection & time have convinced...

Novanglus Essay No. 1 – John Adams

John Adams lays out the American position on the natural rights of individual Americans and the rights enjoyed by all colonial governments under British law.

Notes of the Debates In the Second Continental Congress: 1775, 1776, by John Adams

Founders Corner Library: Major Works, John Adams Notes of the Debates in the Continental Congress by John Adams. Edited by Charles Henry Adams 1775 and 1776 All...

The Interview: Paine's Christianity, Part 2

BY STEVE FARRELL Was founder Thomas Paine ever a Christian, and ever anything other than a man who shouted the Bible down as "Fraud!" Most of...

The Interview: Paine’s Christianity, Part 2

BY STEVE FARRELL Was founder Thomas Paine ever a Christian, and ever anything other than a man who shouted the Bible down as "Fraud!" Most of...

The President’s Duty to Faithfully Execute the Law

BOB GOODLATTE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution requires the President to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” The President...

Fisher Ames: The Dangers of American Liberty, P2

American Debate Federalist Fisher Ames sends a draft treatise to a friend for review, in which he addresses the dangers he sees to the liberty...

Federalist Papers No. 59, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Friday, 22 February 1788 Concerning the Power of Congress to Regulate the Election of Members THE natural order of the subject leads...

Spirit of Power, Love, & of a Sound Mind – Benjamin Colman

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS, BENJAMIN COLMAN A spirit of peace and love, meekness and humility, candor and gentleness; whereby persons are ready to...

Federalist Papers No. 48, James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Friday, February 1, 1788 These Departments Should Not Be So Far Separated as to Have No Constitutional Control Over Each Other IT...

God & Country in 1941: An NEA Coming Out Party

BY STEVE FARRELL Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 11 When I think of organizations that have worked long and hard to undermine the religious heritage...

God & Country in 1941: An NEA Coming Out Party

BY STEVE FARRELL Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 11 When I think of organizations that have worked long and hard to undermine the religious heritage...

Ames: Dangers of American Liberty—Part III

American Debate Federalist Fisher Ames sends a draft treatise to a friend for review, in which he addresses the dangers he sees to the liberty...

Tocqueville: Exterior Form of North America

AMERICANIST HISTORY Democracy In America, Alexis de Tocqueville Volume 1, Chapter 1, Published 1831 North America is divided into two vast regions, one inclining towards the Pole,...

Daniel Webster: If We Recklessly Destroy the Constitution

AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER One of the five greatest Senators in U.S. history, the State of New Hampshire placed his statue in the U.S....

Foreboding Warnings from Forgotten Inaugurals

AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER The 20th Amendment changed the date of Presidential Inaugurations to JANUARY 20th. Prior to 1933, March 4th was Inauguration Day. FOREBODING...

L. Tom Perry on the Bill of Rights

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, L. Tom Perry Alexander Hamilton and others gave three reasons why the Bill of Rights was not necessary. First:...

From Administrative State to Constitutional Government

JOSEPH POSTELL, PH.D., HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract: The administrative state is an assault on constitutional principles—government by consent, the separation of powers, and the...

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...

Freedom by James Russell Lowell

Freedom. ————— ARE we, then, wholly fallen? Can it be That thou, North wind, that from thy mountains bringest Their spirit to our plains, and thou, blue sea, Who...

George Washington Dies

American Minute with Bill Federer He caught a chill riding horseback several hours in the snow while inspecting his Mount Vernon farm. The next morning it...

American Politics as a Confidence Game

MARVIN J. FOLKERTSMA, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Reading post-2012-election news reports can be hazardous to one’s mental health, particularly for the sanity-challenged among us....

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,...

Righteous Indignation and Treason—George Washington

Liberty Letters, George Washington Let me conjure you, in the name of our common country, as you value your own sacred honor, as you respect...

Democratic Thinker: “An Axe to Grind”

Weekly Story Charles Miner, a pioneer Pennsylvania editor, relates an often reprinted story from his youth. Who’ll Turn the Grindstone? —Essay from the Desk of Poor Robert...