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Founding Fathers

Electoral College Proponents Oppose Change Because Founders Created It

Michael Russnow | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home
Michael Russnow

One week from Donald Trump’s inauguration and bolstered by his paranoid assertions directed at America’s intelligence community during yesterday...

To the Republican Electors: A Personal Appeal

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 12.17.2016 | Home
Stacy Parker Le Melle

My name is Stacy Le Melle. I live in New York but I was born in Michigan, and over the course of my 42 years I have lived in Texas, Louisiana, Washing...

Hamilton v. Trump: The Case That Could Save America

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 12.01.2016 | Home
Robert S. McElvaine

There is now growing evidence that a hostile foreign power has done that of which Mr. Hamilton warned.

Use Electoral College as Founders Intended

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 11.11.2016 | Home
Robert S. McElvaine

There is a move gaining some momentum, with more than a million signatures already, calling upon the Electoral College to choose the person who won th...

The Electoral College Was Designed To Prevent Trump. You Can Make This Happen.

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 11.14.2016 | Home
Douglas Anthony Cooper

The requirement here is modest: ten Republican electors appalled at the prospect of a Trump presidency, and sufficiently courageous to vote accordingly, must be persuaded to do so.

#Trump Or #Milosevic: Who's More Dangerous?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.06.2016 | Home
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Trump is more dangerous, even if not as clever.

What Would Happen If The Founding Fathers Were Still Around?

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 11.01.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


The Price the World May Pay for America's Presidential Election

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.17.2016 | Home
Daniel Wagner

The damage that has been done to the American psyche as a result of this circus of an election is disastrous and will have lingering consequences. The...

After Seeing 'Hamilton,' My Obsession Became An Addiction

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home
Galina Nemirovsky

My daughter declared it the best day of her life, having chosen tickets to the show over a trip to Disney World.

Daily Caller's, Republican Religious Freedom Hypocrisy

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 08.09.2016 | Home
Anhvinh Doanvo

Trump-era conservatives are only interested in propping up their religious beliefs without regard for how they impact others' lives. They have no concern for the rights of all citizens. They are not leading an intellectual movement, but rather a movement for their ethno religious politics.

#1776Trump Would Make The Founding Fathers Proud To Be Long Dead

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.21.2016 | Home

Well, the 4th of July is over and the founding fathers are once again terrible people. Speaking of terrible people, Donald Trump could potentially hol...

The Fourth

Ann Medlock | Posted 07.05.2016 | Home
Ann Medlock

I've got the hamburgers and the sparklers. Washed my red white and blue T shirt. Everybody's got their assignments for the barbecue. And I find myself wondering--just what are we celebrating here?

Fourth Of July Musings

Sherman Yellen | Posted 07.04.2016 | Home
Sherman Yellen

Let us use the 4th as a reminder to make a better America for all.

Hamilton, Torture and Freedom

Annie Sovcik, Esq. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home
Annie Sovcik, Esq.

How would our Founding Fathers react to the inflammatory rhetoric we've heard lately calling on the United States to bar people from entering the U.S. based on their religion? To close the door to refugees?

God Bless The Religious Values Of The Declaration of Independence

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 06.29.2016 | Home
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Let us celebrate the Declaration of Independence that brought America into being. And especially now, at a time when mockery, derision, scorn, and contempt dominate our public discourse, let all Americans affirm the central truth of the Declaration: We are all children of God and equal in God's sight.

Love of Country, Love of Education

L. Jay Lemons | Posted 06.23.2016 | Home
L. Jay Lemons

David Brooks, writing eloquently in the New York Times, mused on the idea of big loves and little loves in a recent Memorial Day column. It resonated ...

What the Founding Fathers Really Meant When They Wrote the Second Amendment

Quora | Posted 06.15.2016 | Home

The Second Amendment was created so that the states could form militias or armies to destroy insurrections or slave rebellions because the federal government had no standing military for a long time.

Echoes From the Presidential Election of 1800

A. Roger Ekirch | Posted 06.07.2016 | Home
A. Roger Ekirch

Our current presidential campaign, for all of its turbulence, has an equally discordant antecedent in the momentous election of 1800 pitting John Adams, the Federalist incumbent, against Thomas Jefferson, leader of the nascent Republican party.

Were Lewis and Clark Gay? About That Saturday Night Live Sketch...

Thomas A. Foster | Posted 05.25.2016 | Home
Thomas A. Foster

Members threatened to protest at their annual meeting, arguing that the national reputation of the explorers was at stake. Some called for the editor of the journal to resign and to offer a public apology "for publishing this foul and offensive article."

What Would George Washington Do?

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.19.2016 | Home
Jeff Schweitzer

What we observe today with Donald Trump as a nominee, and Mitch McConnell obstructing our Constitution by blocking Obama's candidate for the Supreme Court, is an echo of past times in which our country has seen the ugly side of ideological extremism.

Here's Proof George Washington Would Be Ashamed Of Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.19.2016 | Home

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, probably wouldn't have gotten along with our Founding Fathers. This is especially obvious when you c...

Are Microsoft and Apple Defending Our Constitution?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 04.25.2016 | Home
Mark Weinstein

Remember King George III? If not, thanks to Broadway, we can stream his tunes on the sublime "Hamilton" soundtrack for a little recall. Of course that...

The UnChristian Quest for a Christian America

Lee C. Camp | Posted 04.21.2016 | Home
Lee C. Camp

Some of the basic and elementary theological reasons the very notion of a "Christian America" is problematic (pat me on the back; I am restraining my language) include the following:

For Judicial Independence--and Against Elective Despotism: A Further Reply to Greg Weiner

Evan Bernick | Posted 03.30.2016 | Home
Evan Bernick

Greg Weiner has a problem with authority--judicial authority, that is. In an incisive (and often quite amusing) reply to my critique of his recent effort to distinguish between judicial deference to Congress (which he lauds) and judicial deference to executive agencies (which he condemns), Weiner makes plain that he regards the federal judiciary as an ever-present threat to representative democracy.

The Founding Fathers and Donald Trump: A Reply to Peter Wehner

Eoin Higgins | Posted 03.25.2016 | Home
Eoin Higgins

The founders, and especially Madison, intentionally devised an authoritarian system of government. And the only kind of demagogues they feared were the kind that came from the bottom up.