Founding Fathers

Is the Second Amendment Only for the Elite?

The Framers of the Constitution did not reserve the right of self-defense to those elite members of society whose position or wealth provides them with armed guards. When the courts fail to enforce the promises of the Constitution, then it is up to the legislature to act. We urge Congress to take up and pass a national concealed carry bill.

What Did the Founders Have to Say About Term Limits?

Jarrett Stepman, CNS News

Term limits for legislators has produced mixed results, but perhaps limits on the bureaucracy—which is neither constitutional, nor democratic—should be the next step for those who want to return to the Constitution and a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

God, Classrooms and Property Rights

When the Founders proclaimed that our rights came from our Creator, no future president or governing body could ever change, or rescind them, because they did not render them. This act ensured that our property rights were free from seizure... if we paid attention.

Unions Plan Far-Left “National Day of Disruption” Today

The irony of today’s protests is that by demanding that illegal aliens be allowed to remain in the workforce the protesters are protesting in favor of one of the greatest wage depressing factors in today’s economy.

The Phony Recount: The Far-Left’s Real Strategy

Of course, it is easier to blame hacking or some kind of vote fraud than it is for Democrats to look in the mirror and honestly assess why they were so decisively defeated, but that’s not what is really going on here.

The Real Goal of the Anti-Trump Riots – Eliminate the Electoral College and the Constitution Part Two of Two

To understand the Electoral College one must realize that the Founders considered the states as the dominate power in the nation. The great mistake Electoral College opponents make is to believe the President was supposed to be elected by the people. It was never the plan.

Will The Supreme Court Elect Donald Trump President Today?

Today the Supreme Court hears the challenge to Obama’s amnesty for illegal aliens. Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign on the issue if illegal immigration, and being the message carrier for America’s forgotten country class voters on that issue has sustained Trump through a series of blunders that would have destroyed any other candidate. Will the Supreme Court rein-in Obama, or will the people have to have the ultimate say at the ballot box?

PATRIOTS vs. POLITICIANS 2015

What frame of reference could younger Americans possibly have? Patriotism, nationalism - even American citizenship are taboo in today's school curriculum. Globalism, diversity, and political correctness trump real history, sound economics, and science and the Founding Fathers are simply old, dead slave-owning white guys.

Why We Need James Otis

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, The American Thinker

John Adams wrote about James Otis’ fiery argument in court against the Writs of Assistance in 1761: “[T]he child independence was then and there born.” A 1783 eulogy poem written by Thomas Dawes described Otis as “first in patriot fame.”

Five myths about the Founding Fathers

Newt Gingrich, The Washington Post

From Athens and Rome to the present day, all great societies have founding myths — stories they tell themselves about who they are and where they came from. Perhaps because the United States is younger than most nations (239 years old on Saturday), our founding is among the best-documented; here are a few of the biggest myths about the Founding Fathers.

Ben Carson Talk Resonates with Christian Conservatives

William Petroski, Des Moines Register

Dr. Carson called for a renewal of the principles of the founding fathers and support for the idea that the U.S. is a Judeo-Christian nation. He insisted that efforts must be undertaken to improve the nation's education system, curb the federal deficit and reform the tax system.

How Not to Lead the U.S. in World Affairs

David Corbin and Matt Parks, The Federalist

Now that Senate Repubs. have helped repel the Senate Dems’ war on free political speech, they should move on to another important task–helping to guide the American ship of state abroad, using the moral and political compass given to them by our Founding Fathers.

Does The Constitution Still Apply In Fairfax Co. Virginia?

George Mason, one of the fathers of the Bill of Rights, must be rolling in his grave at Gunston Hall in Fairfax County, Virginia, as the county Board of Supervisors considers an ordinance that would ban assemblies of groups larger than 49 individuals at private homes.

What Would the Founders Think?

Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review Online

Today’s expansive notion of government is alien to the ideas behind the Constitution. 

Why Mike Lee's TeaParty Response Was Amazing

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

Here are a few reasons why Lee's speech was so on-point: he slammed estab. R's, called for protest and cited the Founding Fathers, finally offered a populist Repub. explanation of economic inequality, emphasized education, and pushed states’ rights.

Levin: The Framers Were Right on Nullification

Mark Levin, Facebook

The neo-confederate nullification crowd is wrong. George Mason and the framers made clear that the Article V state convention process is the legitimate and constitutional recourse in response to an oppressive federal gov't.

Would Defunding Hurt Democracy?

John Seiler, Human Events

If Obamacare could be implemented by democracy in the House in '10, how is it any less “democratic” if it's repealed, in whole or part, by the House in '13? If the Tea Party somehow wins, it will be through democratic action.

Shirley, Gingrich: Stick By Principles

Craig Shirley and Newt Gingrich, CNN

As R's wrestle with how to compare the value of fights based on principle vs. fights based on clever calculation, there may be some lessons from the darkest periods of GOP history.

Founders Would Be Ashamed of U.S.

Ben Shapiro, Breitbart

71% say our forefathers would be let down by 2013’s America, which is a big drop from 2001’s poll.