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The ‘Real’ Miracle In Philadelphia, 1787

November 13, 2017 by

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By Frank Hill ~ A young person said this recently: “The Founders were all white privileged men” To which the answer was: “Yes. And your point is?” “They wrote the Constitution to protect their interests. It was stacked for rich white men from the beginning.” Which is also mostly true at the time. “Do you […]

The Founders Anticipated ‘Fake News.’ Here’s What They Did About It.

December 31, 2016 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Following the presidential election, numerous stories surfaced about how “fake news” influenced the results. This prompted a reaction from the media and a concerted effort by the social media giant Facebook to crack down on the phenomenon—announcing that it would in part by using liberal fact-checkers to distinguish the “real” from […]

Here’s What The Founders Thought About Term Limits

December 17, 2016 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ With the sudden dominance of Republicans in Congress, state legislatures, and, of course, the White House, conservatives have an incredible opportunity to restore constitutional principles to government. Several lawmakers have brought back the old idea of congressional term limits to “drain the swamp” on Capitol Hill. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and […]

Why We Use Electoral College, Not Popular Vote

November 8, 2016 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ The Electoral College remains in place over two centuries after the framers of the Constitution empowered it to select presidents. Though occasionally maligned, this system of electing a chief executive has been incredibly successful for the American people. Many modern voters might be surprised to learn that when they step into […]

A Pox On Politicians

March 18, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Nobody likes politicians, but everybody votes for them. Perhaps the most quintessential American theme throughout its history has been the role politicians have played in creating it—we call them our Founding Fathers—and the endless role of those who have wanted to take us in the wrong direction or at least tried […]

For Too Many, It’s A Very Unhappy Fourth Of July

July 3, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ As Americans pause to celebrate the 238th signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, it well may be one of the saddest Fourth’s in decades. The six and a half years of the Obama regime has failed to unleash the nation’s capacity to recover from the 2008 financial crisis and […]

James Madison: The Indispensible Founder

June 27, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents. … If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the […]