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New York – Commentaries on the Constitution, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 10,  NEW YORK § 111. New York was originally settled by...

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...

Cicero: Enemy of the State, Friend of Liberty

BY LAWRENCE W. REED Question: If you could go back in time and spend one hour in conversation with 10 people—each one separately and privately—whom...

The American Epic-1760-1800

The Founding of the American Republic: Part 1 By Clarence Carson Several years ago, I introduced and undertook to teach a college course called "The Founding...

Pastors Lead the Charge

By David Barton March 17 is annually celebrated in Boston as "Evacuation Day," commemorating the departure of the British from the city after an extended...

Connecticut: Vol. 1, Ch. 7, Story’s Commentaries on the Constitution

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 7,  CONNECTICUT § 84. CONNECTICUT was originally settled under the protection...

“Beyond the Christmas Story” by Clarence Carson

THE AMERICANIST, CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS Christmas is many things. It is the time of the celebration of the birth of the Christ child. It is...

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,...

Patrick Henry’s Call to Arms

AMERICANIST HISTORY: REVOLUTIONARY WAR By William Wirt 1775 On Monday, the 20th of March, 1775, the convention of delegates, from the several counties and corporations of Virginia,...

“Beyond the Christmas Story” by Clarence Carson

THE AMERICANIST, CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS Christmas is many things. It is the time of the celebration of the birth of the Christ child. It is...

The Man Without A Country by Edward Everett Hale

Americanist Classics By Edward Everett Hale (1822–1909) First published in "The Atlantic" in December 1863. I SUPPOSE that very few casual readers of the “New York Herald” of...

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...

Patriots vs. Politicians 2015

BY TOM DEWEESE Many of the younger generation must be truly bewildered over the emotions older Americans display when expressing love, devotion, respect and reverence...

Outwitted, by Edwin Markham

AMERICANIST: INSPIRATIONAL POETRY He drew a circle that shut me out. Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But Love and I had the wit to win: We drew...

It Couldn’t Be Done—By Edgar A. Guest

THE AMERICANIST: INSPIRATIONAL POETRY Somebody said that it couldn’t be done       But he with a chuckle replied That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one       Who wouldn’t...

Jonathan Swift—Essay upon the Art of Political Lying

Commentary In 1710, Jonathan Swift writes an essay for The Examiner. Besides, as the vilest writer has his readers, so the greatest liar has his believers;...

Imagine a Political Party That Really Supports Equal Rights

Real Heroes: William Leggett LAWRENCE W. REED, THE FREEMAN Death from yellow fever complications claimed journalist William Leggett at the tender age of 38, days before...

That Flag Would Have Offended Your Great-Great Grandfather

Dr. Paul C. Kemeny & Dr. Gillis J. Harp, Center for Vision & Values Recently, while waiting in line at a store in Grove City,...

Magna Charta, Epilogue

Background of the American Revolution The barons force King John to sign the Magna Charta, June 15, 1215. Troubles await. The ravenous and barbarous mercenaries, incited...

The Magna Carta Turns 800

BY DR. MARK W. HENDRICKSON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES It isn’t too often that we remember something that happened 800 years ago. There are...