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A President with an Even Handed Policy

Called Unto Liberty, 19th Century Sermons, Brigham Young Is a man fit to be President of the United States, who will bow and succumb to...

Interposition and the Heresy of Nullification: James Madison and the Exercise of Sovereign Constitutional...

Professor Christian G. Fritz,  First Principles Series, Heritage Foundation Abstract: The seemingly unstoppable growth of the federal government has led to a revival, in...

James Madison asks: “Is There Virtue in the People?”

Liberty Letters, James Madison I go on this great republican principle, that the people will have virtue and intelligence to select men of virtue and...

James Madison asks: "Is There Virtue in the People?"

Liberty Letters, James Madison I go on this great republican principle, that the people will have virtue and intelligence to select men of virtue and...

Hamilton: Wherein States Retain Sovereign Power in Its “Full Vigor”

Liberty Letters, Alexander Hamilton I affirm that ... would, under the plan of the convention, retain that authority in the most absolute and...

Hamilton: Wherein States Retain Sovereign Power in Its "Full Vigor"

Liberty Letters, Alexander Hamilton I affirm that ... would, under the plan of the convention, retain that authority in the most absolute and...

Efficient Governments are the Worst, Inefficient the Best

Liberty Letters, James Madison No government of human device and human administration can be perfect; that that which is the least imperfect is therefore the...

Alexander Hamilton: Beware of “Crisis” Politicians

Liberty Letters, Alexander Hamilton Nothing is more common than for a free people, in times of heat and violence, to gratify momentary passions, by letting...

Alexander Hamilton: Beware of "Crisis" Politicians

Liberty Letters, Alexander Hamilton Nothing is more common than for a free people, in times of heat and violence, to gratify momentary passions, by letting...

The Lord Calls Nations to Account In His Own Way

Called Unto Liberty, 19th Century Sermons, Brigham Young When misuse of power has reached a certain stage, the divinity that is within the people asserts...

Departure from Principle and the Power of Precedent

Liberty Alerts, Thomas Jefferson A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on,...

Utopian Speculations: Free Trade, A Confederacy of Neighboring Sovereigns, and Peace

Liberty Letters, Alexander Hamilton, 1787 The three last numbers of this Paper have been dedicated to an enumeration of the dangers to which we should...

Summarizing the Constitution: Madison to Jefferson, Oct 1787

Liberty Letters, James Madison to Thomas Jefferson ... You will herewith receive the result of the Convention, which continued its Session till the 17th. of...

“Tippecanoe & Tyler too” and the FORGOTTEN Inaugural Address

American Minute with Bill Federer "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" was the campaign slogan of 9th President William Henry Harrison, born FEBRUARY 9, 1773. He was the...

"Tippecanoe & Tyler too" and the FORGOTTEN Inaugural Address

American Minute with Bill Federer "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" was the campaign slogan of 9th President William Henry Harrison, born FEBRUARY 9, 1773. He was the...

Sam Adams: Right to Life, Liberty, Property Under God

LIBERTY LETTERS, SAMUEL ADAMS, 1772 Among the natural rights of the Colonists are these: First, a right to life; Secondly, to liberty; Thirdly, to property;...

George Washington: Representation: Local, State, National

LIBERTY LETTERS, GEORGE WASHINGTON, 1786 That representatives ought to be the mouth of their Constituents, I do not deny, nor do I mean to call...

Alexis de Tocqueville: The New Despotism

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, Alexis de Tocqueville I see an innumerable multitude of men, alike and equal, constantly circling around in pursuit of...

Suggestions on Improving the Union by Thomas Jefferson: 1786

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, Thomas Jefferson, 16 December 1786 Five months before the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to...

Union A Main Prop of Our Liberty—George Washington

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, George Washington While, then, every part of our country thus feels an immediate and particular interest in union, all...

Madison: Limits on Treaty Making Power

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, James Madison I do not conceive that power is given to the President and Senate to dismember the empire,...

The Evils it Prevents: DeTocqueville on Liberty of the Press

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, Alexis de Tocqueville I confess that I do not entertain that firm and complete attachment to the liberty of...

Antalcidas Crushes Liberty by Deceit: Adams' Defense No. 42

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1786 A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States, Letter 42 Ancient Democratical Republics: ANTALCIDAS Dear Sir, IN the year 1774, a...

Antalcidas Crushes Liberty by Deceit: Adams’ Defense No. 42

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1786 A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States, Letter 42 Ancient Democratical Republics: ANTALCIDAS Dear Sir, IN the year 1774, a...

Nothing Can Deter Us From Asserting Our Rights: Sam Adams

Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, 1766 The House have fully considered your Excellency's speech of the third instant, and beg leave to observe, that as on...

James Wilson on Constitution, State Sovereignty, and Consolidation

Liberty Letters, James Wilson Convention of Philadelphia, December 1, 1787 Mr. WILSON. The secret is now disclosed, and it is discovered to be a dread, that...

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,...

Sam Adams: On Just Opposition to Law

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, Samuel Adams, 1766 An Opposition to an Act of Parliament merely from a regard to the Constitution cannot surely...

More Harm Than Good

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, Abraham Lincoln Property is the fruit of labor. Property is desirable, is a positive good in the world. That...

Samuel Adams On the Right to Trial By Jury

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, Samuel Adams (1764) And it is also certain that this Law admits of our Properties being tried, in Controversies...