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Liberalism Stands for Freedom

THE story about the Grand Inquisitor in Dostoevsky's novel, The Brothers Karamazov, pictures Christ as appearing in the streets of Seville during the Spanish Inquisition just as a large number of heretics had been burned at the stake. The Grand Inquisitor arrested Christ, visited him in his cell, and said: Thou wouldst go into the world . . . with some promise of freedom which men [MORE]


Analysis and Effect of the Declaration of Independence

The Declaration may be divided into three parts, and it put an end to the inconsistency of the colonial position. [MORE]


Declaration of Independence - What It Means Now

The following is last chapter in a book called, “The Story of the Declaration of Independence”. Malone, Dumas (1954) The Story of the Declaration of Independence, New York: Oxford University Press. This chapter is found on pages 266-268 and is included in its entirety below. [MORE]


The Secret History of Firearms

The eighth-grade students gathering on the west lawn of the state capitol in Sacramento were planning to lunch on fried chicken with California's new governor, Ronald Reagan, and then tour the granite building constructed a century earlier to resemble the nation's Capitol. But the festivities were interrupted by the arrival of 30 young black men and women carrying .357 Magnums, 12-gauge shotguns, and .45-caliber pistols. [MORE]


The American Constitution and Its Critics

The American constitution is one of the most successful constitutions in the world however there has been some serious criticism of it over the years. Critics argue that it is undemocratic, places too many restrictions on government and is too vague in nature. [MORE]


Our Founding Fathers Were Everyday Leaders

It's the fourth of July weekend and I am thinking about the leaders that led to us celebrating this holiday 235 years later. When we think about those men and women we think of them as great leaders...Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Abigail Adams...and they were. But they were also ordinary people. They worked hard as farmers, they were business entrepreneurs and they leveraged their individual creativity. They had family problems, got enmeshed in small town politics and had their "buttons pushed," just like the rest of us. [MORE]

Founding Fathers in article: John Adams Thomas Jefferson


A Short Interview With Ben Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was one of the most interesting and amazing figures of the American colonial period. This is a fantasy interview with him, designed to entertain and enlighten. [MORE]

Founding Fathers in article: Benjamin Franklin John Adams Thomas Jefferson


For The Better Economic Life

WOMEN were not freed from their 18th Century servitude by feminist agitation, but by the invention of the sewing machine, the washing machine, the refrigerator, and the dishwasher, together with the revolutionary developments for handling and distributing foodstuffs. [MORE]


The First Leftist

Our founding fathers, along with the first Leftists who were of the same political faith, were well aware that individual freedom and personal responsibility for one's own welfare are equal and inseparable parts of the same truth. They knew that history amply supports this truism: When personal responsibility is lost-whether it be taken by force or given up voluntarily-individual freedom does not long endure. [MORE]


That Something

AMERICA has been different from any other nation on earth. Here is why. The men who cut the pattern for Americans a century and three-quarters ago, held a deep conviction that men-all men-are born with qualities that give them a unique status. [MORE]


Equal Protection, the US Consitition, and the George Washington Connection

Whenever laws aren't explicitly stipulated in the American Constitution (and when it comes to constitutional law, nothing is explicit), each state takes advantage of the wiggle room to create and maintain its own legal code. Although this gives states a lot of leeway in areas, precautions are taken to ensure that the laws most directly affecting people have a certain level of standardization. Enter the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.< [MORE]

Founding Fathers in article: George Washington Alexander Hamilton


George Washington - The Best President?

George Washington is a much-admired person in many respects. As the first president of the United States, he set the course upon which the current three-branch system of federal government is based. George Washington is perhaps the one person who can most claim the title of Founding Father. [MORE]

Founding Fathers in article: George Washington


The Bill of Rights

"On February 6, 1788, Massachusetts, by a narrow margin of 19 votes in a convention with a membership of 335, endorsed the new Constitution, but recommended that a bill of rights be added to protect the States from Federal encroachment on individual liberties. . . . New York ratified, with a recommendation that a bill of rights be appended. . . ." And so on. . . . [MORE]


Legalized Immorality - Clarence Manion

IT must be remembered that 95 per cent of the peace, order, and welfare existing in human society is always produced by the conscientious practice of man-to-man justice and person-to-person charity. When any part of this important domain of personal virtue is transferred to government, that part is automatically released from the restraints of morality and put into the area of conscienceless coercion. The field of personal responsibility is thus reduced at the same time and to the same extent that the boundaries of irresponsibility are enlarged. [MORE]


Show Me Any Other Country

AMERICANS, in general, regard socialism as something alien and unrelated to America, and would never consider joining the Socialist party. Yet, they clamor loudly for every piece of socialistic legislation which is offered-so long as it is sugar-coated with an American label or wrapped in the American flag. [MORE]


Private Enterprise Regained

Essay on Liberty by Henry Hazlitt - June 27, 1949. [MORE]


Thomas Jefferson - thoughts on Judiciary

Jefferson sees the Judiciary Branch of the government as a means for the downfall of the republic. [MORE]

Founding Fathers in article: Thomas Jefferson


Who Signed the Declaration of Independence?

John Hancock got to sign first with his huge signature because he was the President of the Congress. It's commonly believed that John Hancock said, "There, I guess King George will be able to read that!" when he signed, referring to the King's bad vision, but there's no actual proof that he really said that. [MORE]

Founding Fathers in article: John Hancock


The Women's Right's Movement

Women have been fighting for equality as long as people can remember. In most of the world women still have no rights and have to submit to men. There are still countries in which women are not allowed to do anything without the permission of a man. [MORE]

Founding Fathers in article: John Adams


Continental Association created by the Articles of Association

The Continental Association, often known simply as the “Association“, was a system created by the First Continental Congress on October 20, 1774, for implementing a trade boycott with Great Britain. Congress hoped that by imposing economic sanctions, Great Britain would be pressured to redress the grievances of the colonies, and in particular repeal the Intolerable Acts passed by the British Parliament. The Association aimed to alter Britain’s [MORE]

Founding Fathers in article: Samuel Adams Thomas Jefferson Stephen Hopkins Philip Livingston William Floyd John Morton George Ross Caesar Rodney Thomas McKean George Read Thomas Lynch


"Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" - But In Current Textbooks the Context of These Words is Deleted

While I didn't write or compile this mountain of support information, I would ask you offer a humble prayer of thanks for that man or woman who did. Now it my/our privilege to offer free~reprint rights to others who dare to share the truth. Respectifully ,Russ Miles [MORE]

Founding Fathers in article: Patrick Henry Thomas Jefferson George Washington John Adams John Jay James Madison


The History of Government and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Let's take a look at several thousand years of governmental disarmament of the populace. Of course all the while, the rulers, their guards and armies remained armed. [MORE]

Founding Fathers in article: Thomas Jefferson


Democracy or Republic?

Despite clear historical evidence showing that the United States was established as a republic and not a democracy, there is still confusion regarding the difference between these two very different systems of government.  Some confusion stems because the word “democracy” is used to describe both a "type" and a "form" of government. [MORE]

Founding Fathers in article: Alexander Hamilton Thomas Jefferson Benjamin Franklin John Adams James Madison


The United States Constitution - Part 2 – Article 1, Section 1 & 2

What does Article 1, Section 1 of the US Constitution actually say? This will be the first of many articles on what the Constitution says and what it means in common language! [MORE]


The United States Constitution - Part 1 - The Preamble

What is the purpose of this Constitution? To form a more perfect Union. This preamble is written to give Everyone notice: We Are Coming Of Age! [MORE]


American Revolution and War for Independence

This paper is dedicated to the history of American Revolution and the War for Independence. The primary purpose of the survey given here is to carry out an analysis of the events of the late 18th century in the British colonies in North America on the basis of vast historical material published in the United States. The process that took place before and during the 1776-1783 period when 13 British colonies' aspiration for independence broke out into the so-called War [MORE]

Founding Fathers in article: John Adams George Washington Benjamin Franklin James Otis Samuel Adams Patrick Henry Thomas Paine Richard Henry Lee Thomas Jefferson


Interview with Benjamin Franklin

It was my honor to sit down with Benjamin Franklin to discuss his views on some of the common topics of the day as well as his view of what the "American Dream" is. The following post contains that interview and some interesting facts about Benjamin Franklin. [MORE]

Founding Fathers in article: Benjamin Franklin


Francis Hopkinson - Founding Father, Everyday Presence

The name Francis Hopkinson is hardly a household name in American history. Nor is he a widely recognized Founding Father. However, many would be surprised to know that they see results of Hopkinson's work nearly every day. [MORE]

Founding Fathers in article: Francis Hopkinson


A Declaration About America's Founding

Today, Colonel Wife and I will be hosting our annual Fourth of July Block Party out in the front yard. We've been killing ourselves getting the place spruced up (imagine inviting all your friends and family, and everyone in your 300-home neighborhood, into your garage), like we have each summer for the past dozen-plus years... and now, we're ready. Come on over! [MORE]


Benjamin Franklin: America's Founding Father

Benjamin Franklin has been an inspiration to all Americans and many of us have come to learn about his great accomplishments and their impacts on our society usually in the first few years of grammar school. Almost every child learning about Colonial America and the birth of our country comes to recognize the image and legacy of Benjamin Franklin. While there are quite a lot of myths involved in Benjamin Franklin's life story, many of what we have come to know about Benjamin Franklin is quite accurate. If you have ever been fascinated with Benjamin Franklin, our founding fathers or the birth of our country Smithsonian Magazine offers an intriguing article on the subject.MORE]

Founding Fathers in article: Benjamin Franklin


Wise Quotes From our Founding Fathers

Does it seem as though we are relying more and more on past personalities and their comments to give us sage advice instead of developing our own morality and intellect? Who determines what is a wise quote, a funny quote or even any comment that should be immortalized by the ages? [MORE]

Founding Fathers in article: Benjamin Franklin Thomas Paine John Adams James Madison Patrick Henry George Washington Thomas Jefferson


American Morality - A Glimmer of Hope on the Horizon

Has the United States lost it's basic principle of morality? Has the United States moved away from the guiding principles that this country was founded on? [MORE]

Founding Fathers in article: Thomas Jefferson


The Failure of the Founders of The US Constitution

Several years ago I began to feel overwhelmed by all the reports coming from Washington, especially the multitude of deficit spending and I decided to get involved. I began asking myself if the Founders may have overlooked something in the U.S. Constitution which could have prevented us from veering so far off track. It inspired me to explore further into the teachings of some of the early political philosophers and Founding Fathers. Let us look at what I discovered. [MORE]

Founding Fathers in article: Thomas Paine


John Adams Teaches Us How to Overcome

Today we are facing so many social, political and economic difficulties that many people wonder whether we will be able to overcome them. Questioning whether we are able to turn around a failing system is a pertinent question because, when honestly asked, it confronts reality. A message of hope, without a realistic solution which has the power to bring positive change, is worthless. [MORE]

Founding Fathers in article: John Adams


I Am America

This text is written from the point of view, that if the land of America could talk, what it may say to the people, telling them of the freedom that can be had in America. Quotes from some of the greatest men that this nation has ever known. The great diversity that is this great nation. Telling people that they have gone to sleep and that they do not recognize how great the Constitution is as a living document. The land is telling the people that they are the power and that the government is there servant not their master, and reminding the people how far we have moved from this place. [MORE]

Founding Fathers in article: Thomas Jefferson Patrick Henry


The American Constitution and Its Critics

The American constitution is one of the most successful constitutions in the world however there has been some serious criticism of it over the years. Critics argue that it is undemocratic, places too many restrictions on government and is too vague in nature. [MORE]


Thomas Jefferson - Author of the Declaration of Independence

When we think of Thomas Jefferson we remember him as one of Founding Fathers and the Declaration of Independence. In addition to the weight of the responsibility in being the principal author of such a great document, he also went on to do so much more for us all. His leadership in Presidency, Ambassador to France and other political avenues paved the way for our nation to succeed. If you're interested to learn about his life, obstacles and accomplishments read on. [MORE]

Founding Fathers in article: Thomas Jefferson George Washington John Adams Alexander Hamilton


The Boston Tea Party - No Taxation Without Representation

The Boston Tea Party is one of the most cherished stories from the founding of our country. This is one of the events that inspired the American colonists to stand up against tyranny imposed on them from the British government. We have heard a lot about the Tea Party of today so I thought it would be a good idea to get the views of the original members of the Boston Tea Party and bring them to light and compare them with the views expressed today. [MORE]


The Separation of Church and State

Our founding fathers had strong beliefs in the separation of church and state. All previous societies that were built upon religious beliefs eventually failed. [MORE]


Samuel Adams - Dissident Founding Father

If you had to pick one founding father who was the most dissident, rabble-rousing patriot, it would have to be Samuel Adams. Without him, U.S. citizens would probably still be paying taxes to buy down England's war debts. [MORE]

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Thomas Jefferson Is Rightly Remembered As a Great Founding Father

Every school child is imbued with a history of the American Revolution that glorifies the great accomplishments, political, military and social, of the famous founding fathers. We learn that George Washington; the Father of the United States was a great military leader, farmer, politician and stoic face of the revolutionary movement. Benjamin Franklin was an inventor, publisher, diplomat, self-made millionaire and audaciously wise man. John Adams was a wonderful raconteur, writer, philosopher and brave leader.

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John Hart, Founding Father, Sacrificed Much for America

John Hart was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He sacrificed almost everything that he had when he put his name on the document. We cannot take the freedom for granted that he sacrificed so much for. [MORE]

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