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The Rise and Fall of Democracies and Republics

American Minute with Bill Federer Plato was a Greek philosopher who lived in the city-state of Athens. In 380 BC, Plato wrote The Republic, where he...

A Case for America’s Goodness

LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN Memorial Day, I caught an interview with WWII veteran, Edgar Harrell who survived the bombing of the USS Indianapolis. Sinking in...

Constitutional Democracy Doesn’t Debase, It Dignifies

BY LEWIS WAHA It didn’t take long after Mitt Romney announced his U.S. Senate bid for new digs at his personality to surface. As one critique...

To the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, May 1789—George Washington

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, GEORGE WASHINGTON On May 26, 1789, the General Assembly of Presbyterian Churches in the United States meeting in Philadelphia, PA sent an...

Can Americans be trusted with their own government?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP we have no interests nor passions different from those of our fellow citizens. we have the same object, the success of representative...

America’s Greatest Threat – Ezra Taft Benson, April 1968

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, EZRA TAFT BENSON I do not believe the greatest threat to our future is from bombs or guided missiles. I do not...

For Grown up, Mature, Civilized People—Morality is the Answer

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, ALBERT E. BOWEN Are there not, in reality, underlying, universal principles with reference to which all issues must be resolved whether the...

Precedent—the Pathway to Sin, Suffering and Slavery

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, THOMAS JEFFERSON A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so...

I am DISinterested!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … in a government like ours it is the duty of the Chief-magistrate , in order to enable himself to do all...

Hiroshima, Obama, and America’s Morals

BY DAVID BARTON The story behind America’s use of atomic weapons in World War II is one of the most fascinating in history. President Obama’s...

The Left’s New Voting Block

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY We do not want convicted murderers or rapists sitting on juries in criminal trials, and we do not want convicted felons to...

The Left's New Voting Block

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY We do not want convicted murderers or rapists sitting on juries in criminal trials, and we do not want convicted felons to...

Departure from Principle and the Abusive State of Man—Jefferson

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, THOMAS JEFFERSON A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so...

Democrazy: Venezuala Needs a Military Coup

BY SELWYN DUKE With Venezuela spinning out of control, it’s said that U.S. officials fear a military coup. We ought to ask “Why?” Democracy on the...

Republican Principles Versus the Corrupt Practice of Electioneering — 1788

An Elector: To the Free Electors of This Town Boston, 1788 The theory of republican government took for granted a number of institutions and practices rarely...

The Peasant King of Crass Leads the Field

BY BOB BARR While delivering remarks in New Hampshire this week critical of Ted Cruz’s thoughtful position on the use of waterboarding, one of Donald...

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...

Gouverneur Morris: The Only Solid Base of Free Governments

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, GOUVERNEUR MORRIS For avoiding the extremes of despotism or anarchy ... the only ground of hope must be on the morals of...

The Indispensable Ingredient to Liberty

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20TH CENTURY SERMONS, EZRA TAFT BENSON 1976 Many Americans have lost sight of the truth that righteousness is the one indispensable ingredient to...

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Revisiting EPA’s Gold King Mine blowout – Part 2

~The Navajo Nation and New Mexico vs. incompetence and bad faith in the USEPA~ Duggan Flanakin On August 5, five years to the day after suffering...

Recalling EPA’s Gold King Mine disaster – Part 1

~Five years after the infamous blowout, EPA finally settles with Utah over Gold King pollution~ Duggan Flanakin On the fifth anniversary of the notorious spill of...

Irregulars and Militias – Are Militias Still Legal in Texas?

BY T.F. STERN (Image: The Concord Minute Man of 1775, a monument created by Daniel Chester French) The most uncomplicated definition of Militia – military force...

Potentially powerful pipeline precedents

~Radical Greens have given citizens the tools to stop destructive wind and solar projects~ Craig Rucker Fracking (horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing) has unleashed bounties of...