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  • Churchill Saw It Coming

    One hundred and thirty six years ago this week, Winston Churchill—arguably the leading statesman of the twentieth century—was born. The son of a British father and an American mother, Churchill is often remembered for his formidable oratory skills and his love of fine cigars. Yet Churchill was also a great … More

    Spread the Word, Not the Wealth

    Communism, it is often said, will work under the proper conditions. Though it might fail in a big country with millions of disconnected individuals, it should work in a small community of relatively close-knit comrades, who would thrive under a system of shared burden and harvest. If you think that … More

    Shellackings Past and Present

    Three weeks ago, Democrats took what President Obama dubbed a “shellacking” at the polls: Republicans picked up 62 seats in the House, enough to gain a majority, and six in the Senate. The next day, the post-election analysis and finger-pointing began. Defeated Democrats blamed the President. Defeated Republicans blamed the … More

    The “Original" Fight of the Century

    Twenty five years ago, President Reagan’s Attorney General Ed Meese sparked a national debate about the meaning of the Constitution that set the stage for the revival of constitutionalism in this country. On July 9, 1985, speaking before the American Bar Association, Meese issued a stinging critique of the Supreme … More

    Is America Exceptional?

    At a G-20 conference in April 2009, President Obama was asked if America had a unique role in the world. Instead of explaining what makes America great (or even taking the usual tactic of apologizing for America’s greatness) the President  responded: “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect … More

    The "Myth" of the American Founding

    You should think twice the next time you invoke the Constitution or argue that the federal government is overreaching its power. According to The Economist, you may well have succumbed to “The Perils of Constitution Worship.” Lexington, who writes about American politics for The Economist, attacks the Tea Partiers and … More

    Do You Hold These Truths?

    For more than 200 hundred years, America’s first principles—liberty and equality, natural rights the consent of the governed, private property, religious freedom, the rule of law and constitutionalism—have defined us as a nation and united us as a people. America’s founding principles are not just ideas fit for the 18th … More

    Progressivism: Still Dangerous After All These Years

    Love him or hate him, Glenn Beck has a point: Progressivism rejects America’s foundational principles. For the past one hundred years, progressive intellectuals and politicians have been desperately trying to sever Americans’ attachment to the principles of the Declaration of Independence—with its emphasis on human equality, natural rights, consent of … More

    Why Preserve the Constitution?

    For over a hundred years, Progressives have been trying to persuade Americans that times have changed, and therefore our founding documents (especially the Declaration of Independence and Constitution) must evolve to meet the needs of a developing society. This notion of a “living constitution” is certainly predominant in intellectual circles, … More

    Obama Sweeps the Declaration of Independence Under the Rug

    President Obama just redecorated The Oval Office. Part of his feng shui includes a new rug featuring several of his favorite quotes: “The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself” –Franklin D. Roosevelt “The Arc of the Moral Universe is Long, But it Bends Towards Justice” – Martin … More