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“Our great little Madison”: Ten reasons to admire the father of the Constitution

(By Ellen Densmore, '76 Contributor) One of the unsung heroes of the American founding era is, ironically, the father of American independence himself. While it’s true that there would have been no freedom from Britain

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

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

Closing Guantanamo looms large in 2016

(By Bill Moloney, Centennial Fellow) Within days of his 2009 Inauguration President Obama announced his intention to fulfill a campaign promise and close the Guantanamo prison facility stating that its' very existence did great damage

Constitutional anniversary resonates for 2016 race

(By Sosamma Samuel-Burnett, Centennial Fellow) When the U. S. Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787, by 39 of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia , those delegates could not have imagined

Still striving for freedom

Eight hundred years ago on 15 June 1215, the English people compelled King John to endorse the Great Charter – Magna Carta. The Great Charter confirmed the ancient rights of “all the community.” So what?

Still striving for freedom

(By Peg Brady, ’76 Contributor) Eight hundred years ago on 15 June 1215, the English people compelled King John to endorse the Great Charter – Magna Carta.  The Great Charter confirmed the ancient rights of “all the community.”  So what?  Magna Carta is the foundation of America’s Constitution, our defense against tyranny, corruption and civil decay.

A new birth of fusionism

Charles C.W. Cooke’s The Conservatarian Manifesto is a delightful call for a fusion of conserva(tive) and (liber)tarian ideals into a new synthesis that can lead the right to victory after eight years under George W.

Resisting the spirit of lawlessness

The attitude of Abraham Lincoln concerning respect for the law can be summarized as such: we should obey the laws, even bad laws, until we are able to properly fix them. This may seem somewhat trivial to most, or it may seem oppressive to those who are currently living under bad laws. Nevertheless, the wisdom of Lincoln should be considered.

The stupidity of Gruberism and executive amnesty

In an ironic twist, the long-awaited sequel to the cult classic “Dumb and Dumber” opened as Americans discovered that in the eyes of our political class, we’re like the film’s low-IQ duo — “stupid voters.”