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Publius #2 – No Angels Among Us

“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be [...]

Publius #1 – Oh, Posterity! We Need to Talk …

“Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.” – John Adams, 1777 My Dear Descendants, We need to talk about this election. You see, for far too long, your forbearers have been dismayed at all the ruinous ways in which you are sullying the fruits of our labor and sacrifice, our legacy, our gift to you and the rest of the world: a free, constitutional republic. To paraphrase my dear friend Dr. Franklin, we gave you a republic, if you could keep it. […]

By |January 28th, 2016|Categories: America, Conservatives, Elections, Liberty, Politics|Tags: , , |

Persecution, prosecution & government intimidation

(By Mark Hillman, '76 Contributor) "I love my country, but I fear my government" once struck me as a bit paranoid.  However, recent accounts of citizens who've fallen into bureaucrats' crosshairs is a reminder that [...]

By |January 26th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

Multiculturalism’s latest victim: women

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) The news from Cologne Germany is getting worse every day. Ever since the news broke about German women being sexually assaulted by migrants on the New Year's Eve in Cologne, [...]

By |January 20th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

The Founders would vote to impeach Barack Obama

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) The American Founders and signers of the Constitution, despite their brilliance, failed to anticipate a president who would take the law-making powers they had given solely to the peoples’ Congress [...]

By |January 20th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

Jesus was a rabble-rouser, so why are today’s preachers silent?

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) Whether it’s Christian bakers, florists, photographers and even pastors being fined thousands of dollars or shut down because their Biblical beliefs don’t embrace gay weddings; Christian military chaplains reprimanded, demoted [...]

By |January 20th, 2016|Categories: Politics, Religion|Tags: , , , , |

What a debt we owe Washington and Hamilton

(By Bill Moloney, Centennial Fellow) With the new year comes a superb new book that sheds important light on what we often forget is the single most important period in all of our nation’s history. Washington & Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America is a book you won’t want to miss. […]

By |January 19th, 2016|Categories: America, Books, History|Tags: , , , , |

I Have a Dream

(By Ellen Densmore, 1776 Student Scholar) Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice reality for all God’s children. One hundred years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation, Martin Luther King, Jr. led black Americans in the charge for civil rights. In the 1860s, they were freed from the literal bondage of slavery. In the 1960s, they sought liberty and equality legally and culturally—they sought to secure those rights that were acknowledged in the Declaration of Independence: […]

By |January 18th, 2016|Categories: 1776 Scholars, America, Centennial Institute, History, People, Race|

Let’s be the Backbone State

  (By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) What’s a state? For starters, an expanse of territory, a resident population, and a sovereign government. But there’s a lot more, when you think about it […]

By |January 18th, 2016|Categories: Books, Colorado|Tags: , , , , |

Christian worldview faces growing opposition

(By Brad Hughes, Centennial Fellow) A majority of blacks, along with almost half of all Democrats, now believe that Christians pose a bigger threat to America than Muslims. A new poll from Clout Research, commissioned by [...]

By |January 14th, 2016|Categories: Christianity, Culture Wars, Ideas, Islam, Opinion|Tags: , , |