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“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...

Stand By the Flag

Stand By The Flag. ————— I. STAND by the Flag!—its stars, like meteors gleaming, Have lighted Arctic icebergs, Southern seas, And shone responsive to the stormy beaming Of old Arcturus...