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EPA’s totalitarian assault on America

After using phony transparency and dialogue to target auto racing, then all fossil fuel use BY DUGGAN FLANAKIN Biden-Harris Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan is...

The Constitution—Fabius Letter 1

Observations on the Proposed Constitution. John Dickinson, in a series of letters published in the Delaware Gazette under the signature of Fabius, offers support for the new constitution being...

The Epistemological Question: The Theory of Knowledge

A Mini-Course in Epistemology, by Dr. Jonathan Dolhenty This mini-course deals with the question of the trustworthiness of human knowledge. In discussing this question we...

Weekly Story – A Reasonable Creature

Weekly Story Excerpted from the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.   So Convenient a Thing. ————— IBELIEVE I have omitted mentioning that in my first voyage from Boston, being becalmed off Block Island,...

Thomas Jefferson’s Two Track Education System — Mortimer J. Adler

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Only with a sense of that continuity of Western education from the Greeks to the nineteenth century can we fully...

Persecution of Virginia Baptists shaped James Madison’s views Defending Liberty of Conscience

American Minute with Bill Federer In times of crisis people turn to Christ, and following the crisis of the French and Indian War, there was a move towards religion in...

Daniel Webster—Ichabod

Daniel Webster—January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852 Why did all manly gifts in Webster fail? He wrote on Nature’s grandest brow, For Sale. —Emerson. ————— Ichabod. THIS poem was the...

The Holiest Week

BY PAUL G. KENGOR For Christians, Holy Week truly is the most holy week of the year. Or at least it should be. The only...

Prohibitions on the States — Impairing Contracts, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 34,  PROHIBITIONS ON THE STATES — IMPAIRING CONTRACTS §...

The Federal Government Needs to Learn to Take a Joke

ILYA SHAPIRO, TREVOR BURRUS, THOMAS BERRY CATO INSTITUTE Ben Domenech, publisher of the online politics and culture website The Federalist, jokingly tweeted from his personal...

The Assault on Winston Churchill

BY GARY S. SMITH During his long life, Winston Churchill suffered several indignities. He was dismissed from his position as the head of the Royal...

Ben Franklin’s support of Religious Liberty, Freedom of Conscience, and Abolition of Slavery

American Minute with Bill Federer On July 26, 1775, Benjamin Franklin became the first Postmaster General of the United States, a position he held under...

America a Christian Nation

American Minute with Bill Federer U.S. Supreme Court stated in the 1892 case of Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, written by Justice...

We should learn what lessons from Fukushima?

Lesson #1: People died from forced evacuations, not from radiation Dr. Kelvin Kemm A decade has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake, and the name...

Lenin’s New Economic Policy: When the Soviets Admitted Socialism Doesn’t Work

What was Vladimir Lenin’s remedy for his unfolding socialist catastrophe early in 1921? Free markets. BY LAWRENCE W. REED A century ago, the Mother Ship of...

The Providence Plantations, by George Bancroft

HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, BY GEORGE BANCROFT Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Ch. 13 — THE PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS WHILE the state was thus connecting by the...

Rights, Natural and Civil, by Mortimer J. Adler

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. The word "rights" is a basic word in the vocabulary of political science and political philosophy. Civil or political rights are...

On Coercion and Duress, Mortimer J. Adler

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Free choice is voluntary action, the very opposite of the compulsory. What is called, coercion occurs when individuals are compelled...

Civil Disobedience, by Mortimer J. Adler

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. What are the conditions that justify dissent from civil government, and how does justifiable disobedience to civil government differ from...

Forefathers Sacrificed Their Prosperity for Their Posterity – the “Unborn Millions”

American Minute with Bill Federer The Founding Fathers sacrificed their PROSPERITY for their POSTERITY. After signing the Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote to his wife: "I...