Do you like American history – especially history in which the Founders never did anything wrong and the American Revolution was fought to free the slaves? History in which the Founders rejected evolution and chose creationism almost a century before Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species? If you answered a vacant-eyed “Yes,” then I […]
In 1789, Thomas Jefferson wrote to James Madison: “Every constitution, then, and every law, naturally expires at the end of 19 years. If it be enforced longer, it is an act of force, and not of right.” Jefferson believed it was healthy for us open up the Constitution every generation and revise laws needing revision, possibly eliminating […]
Generally, when one writes a book on a particular subject, that means the author is at least somewhat of an expert on the topic. Unless, of course, that person happens to be seeking the 2016 GOP nomination for President. Ben Carson is on a book tour right now promoting his most recent tome, A More […]
Politicians on the right love to say that the United States was conceived as being a ?Christian nation,? and that the Founding Fathers were all devout Christians. But the truth is much more nuanced than that. And the perfect example of this is the life and beliefs of Thomas Jefferson, the Third President of the […]
Is Duck Dynasty the real authority on the Constitution and The Separation of Church and State? ?At the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame seemed to have taken the role of ?interpreter? of America’s most precious document. With mid-term elections looming, one has to ask: ?Is this […]
The Declaration of Independence- the document that forever changed history, the document that led to the creation of what became the United States of America- first began with? the word “subjects,” not “citizens.” Originally.. The colonists were subjects of the crown at this time. They were protesting the treatment that they were receiving at the […]
When the president mentioned Ho Chi Minh during his Vietnam visit, Fox News and the right-wing blogosphere went ballistic.