Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence Was More Radical Than Any of the Men Who Signed It

Jay Cost, National Review

While it is true that the Declaration was a statement of revolt by men of privilege against those with even more privilege, that is hardly the full story, and it elides why we still mark the occasion annually. The argument that the signers made to justify their revolution was an argument against all forms of governmental privilege. And in this way, the Declaration is more radical than the individual men who wrote it or signed it, for it let loose upon the world a new way of ordering society itself.

Jeff Flake, Not Donald Trump, Is The Real Threat To Constitutional Liberty

What drives Senator Flake’s animus toward President Trump is not a love of constitutional liberty – it is that the American people, in their righteous indignation over the abuses they have suffered for the past several decades, have finally withdrawn their consent to the kind of government that was being imposed upon them by the establishment political parties, and their allies among the media and cultural elite.

The Heritage of Natural Law: Mark Levin on Rediscovering Americanism

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

We are a deeply divided nation, and the prospect of that’s easing any time soon is dim. The solution, as Levin sees it, is for lovers of America not merely to feel patriotic fervor but to become knowledgeable of and conversant with the ideals on which it is founded. That means going to the sources.

When Opposing A Revolution Was Good For Business

Today, as in the time of the American Revolution, the media elite oppose the revolution that the American people are making, not because its goals are unjust, but because opposition to the revolution is good business. 

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.

The Fourth of July Doesn’t Work on Democrats

Researchers at Harvard University found that celebrating the July 4th holiday commemorating the announcement of the Declaration of Independence may still be serving its intended purpose – promoting patriotism -- and the good news is it only seems to work on Republicans.

Veterans Day Gives Meaning to the Fourth of July

This Veterans Day, as a new enemy has arisen whose oppressive ideology of submission is cloaked in religion, it is more important than ever to remember that the preservation of our revolutionary American idea – that the individual is sovereign – is not foreordained.  Its survival hinges, as it always has, on its power to bring forth a new generation of veterans who are willing to lay down their lives to protect it.

A Lawsuit Against Arrogant Government Sparked American Independence

In 1761 James Otis litigated against the Writs of Assistance. He argued brilliantly against these instruments of arbitrary power as destructive of liberty and the fundamental principles of law. Otis lost the case, but John Adams would later say, “There and then, the child of Independence was born.”

Why Democracy Works In America, Not In Egypt

The American Revolution was not about creating a new kind of government. It was about defending a tradition of local government that had been in place in America for 156 years, since the signing of the Mayflower Compact — a tradition that included regular elections, the secret ballot, rule of law, and an understanding that the purpose of government is to secure our God-given rights to “life, liberty, and property.” There is no such tradition in Egypt.

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.

On a Foundation of These Principles

The principles of the Declaration of Independence -- the very principles of what it means to be America and to be an American -- cannot withstand unless we return to government governed by a paramount law.

The Declaration of Independence: America’s Essential Document

No other nation recognizes in its foundational document the right of rebellion and the right of the people to alter or abolish their government if it becomes destructive to the “unalienable Rights” of the people.