The words of the Declaration of Independence changed the entire world

The words of the Declaration of Independence changed the entire world

You know, the historian Jon Meacham said that perhaps the most important words ever written, originally in English, are these: “all men are created equal.” The words of the Declaration of Independence and the foundation of this country changed the entire world. It said government is not there for the king, the pharaoh, the feudal Read more about The words of the Declaration of Independence changed the entire world[…]

Independence Day Facts (July 4th)

Independence Day Facts (July 4th)

USA Independence Day. Is there any better celebration of liberty? Well, if you look at the history books, maybe July 2nd? This was the actual date when independence was declared, although not made official until July 4th 1776 when the last two founding fathers, John Hancock and Charles Thompson signed the Declaration of Independence. 13 Read more about Independence Day Facts (July 4th)[…]

The Cold War Origins of “In God We Trust”

The Cold War Origins of “In God We Trust”

“In God We Trust.” You can find this phrase on American currency, and if certain state legislators get their way, on public school buildings everywhere. The phrase is so ubiquitous, I wouldn’t blame you for assuming that it’s always been part of public life in the United States. But it’s actually a relatively recent invention. Read more about The Cold War Origins of “In God We Trust”[…]

Jury Duty is judging the LAW – US Constitution – A History of Liberty (Part I)

Jury Duty is judging the LAW – US Constitution – A History of Liberty (Part I)

okay so I know that the camera is not like great and I’m gonna try to make funny faces or anything but I’m sitting here reading aloud to my animals and I just figured I’d tape it, because it’s really good reading material easy to understand it’s about the US Constitution I hope you appreciate Read more about Jury Duty is judging the LAW – US Constitution – A History of Liberty (Part I)[…]

Thomas Jefferson: Champion of liberty or dangerous radical? — with Robert Bork (1994) | THINK TANK

Thomas Jefferson: Champion of liberty or dangerous radical? — with Robert Bork (1994) | THINK TANK

Ben Wattenberg: Hello. I’m Ben Wattenberg. On July 4, 1776, our Founding Fathers cut America’s ties with England by adopting the Declaration of Independence. The author of their manifesto was only 33 years old: Thomas Jefferson, philosopher, diplomat, president, slaveholder, and sometime radical. Who was Thomas Jefferson, and what would he think of our nation Read more about Thomas Jefferson: Champion of liberty or dangerous radical? — with Robert Bork (1994) | THINK TANK[…]

EconoMinute: Independence Day

EconoMinute: Independence Day

Around July 4th every year, we think back to the founding of the United States. Major leaders then had visions and programs for alternative economic systems. Thomas Jefferson, for example, wanted a land of equals: small individual farmers, merchants and people doing crafts together, directing a democratic community. He feared what modern capitalism, in fact Read more about EconoMinute: Independence Day[…]

Why We’re Losing Liberty

Why We’re Losing Liberty

How did the framers of the Constitution of the United States seek to preserve liberty and prevent tyranny? Pretty basic question. Here’s the answer I usually get from my students. “Well, Professor, to protect the individual and minorities against the tyranny of the majority, they added the Bill of Rights; and they gave the power Read more about Why We’re Losing Liberty[…]

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Speech
When is Independence Day?

When is Independence Day?

When is Independence Day? Easy, July 4th. Everyone knows that, even non-Americans know that. Yeah but… why? You may be thinking that the answer is simple, because that’s the day that the Declaration of Independence was signed… I feel like I’m about to tell someone that the tooth fairy isn’t real. Many people already know Read more about When is Independence Day?[…]