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Undermining America

Walter E. Williams, Our nation’s leftist progressives have long sought to undermine the American values expressed in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Though typical Democrats and Republicans do not have this leftist hate for our nation, they have been willing accomplices in undermining the most basic value the Founding Fathers sought to promote —

Words from Our Nation’s Founders on God and Government

Jerry Newcombe,  Barely a week goes by without some challenge to our nation’s Judeo-Christian roots in the name of the separation of church and state. But as another Fourth of July is upon us, it’s interesting to note what the founders said in their own words. Consider the following sampling: Thomas Jefferson, author of the

The Ignored Lesson and Teachable Moment from the 2016 Election

Lennie Jarratt, Ever since President Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, America has seen protests, riots, cancelled college classes, and teachers wailing and gnashing their teeth over the prospects of how Trump will affect education. This reaction not only shows a fundamental misunderstanding of government’s role in our lives, it also

When the Press Loses Credibility #FakeNews

Susan Stamper Brown, When is the press no longer the watchdog America’s founders intended to keep government accountable? When it reports and publishes unverified smears. America’s founders believed that a free press was of such significance they granted it constitutional protection. Thomas Jefferson said, “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have

What you don’t know about Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli pirates

Brian Kilmeade, Editor’s note: The following excerpt is from “Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates” by Brian Kilmeade now available in paperback. Commodore Edward Preble, commander of the USS Constitution, had spent much of the summer of 1804 dealing with heavy seas of the Tripoli coast where he tried to maintain his blockade. He had

Students Ask Professors to Stop Quoting Thomas Jefferson at University He Founded

Tom Ciccotta, Students at the University of Virginia, which was founded by Thomas Jefferson, are asking administrators to pass a resolution that would prevent faculty from quoting the third president of the United States. Students at the University of Virginia drafted a letter in response to the use of a Jefferson quote in a recent

How Thomas Jefferson abandoned diplomacy and changed US history

In 1786, Thomas Jefferson, then a minister to the French government of Louis XVI, had a concern more intimidating than anything else he’d faced before: the threat of pirates off the coast of North Africa, a region known as the Barbary Coast. These pirates had already taken over two American ships, the Dauphin and the

Americans Have Elected Sinners since Our Founding

Janet M. LaRue,  America’s Founders emphasized the importance of voting, fully aware that mankind is neither infallible nor impeccable. Put simply, they urged us to vote for the best candidates among our fellow sinners. “In Adam’s fall, we sinned all” was taught to schoolchildren by the New England Primer, both before and after the Constitution

Deplorables: Clinton Insulted Everyday Americans to a Group of Wealthy Donors

Cal Thomas,  Every now and again secular progressives rip off their mask and tell conservatives what they really think of them. At an LGBT fundraiser last Friday in New York, Hillary Clinton one-upped President Obama, who said of conservatives during the 2008 presidential campaign: “And it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling

How Much Does it Cost the US to Protect Itself from Radical Islam?

Justin Holcomb, When it comes to paying ransom, obeying foreign laws and customs, and supplying Islamic factions with arms and supplies to fight other Islamic factions armed with the same, no other country does it better than the United States.   But we seldom ask the question, how much does all of this cost? Constantly