John Adams: Patriot and Tyrant?

By: Mike Maharrey Many revere John Adams as a great patriot. Others view him as a big-government tyrant. The truth probably lies somewhere in between. Adams was a prominent leader during ...

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Today in History: “Solemn League and Covenant” Published

By: Mike Maharrey Today in history, on June 5, 1774, the Boston committee of correspondence approved and published the “Solemn League and Covenant,” an agreement to boycott British goods. The covenant was ...

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Who are a Free People?

February 19, 2023 Founding Principles 0

By: Michael Boldin WHO ARE A FREE PEOPLE? It’s a question that’s rarely asked – or explored. But John Dickinson, the “Penman of the Revolution,” thought it was incredibly important. He ...

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The Whig (Libertarian) Heritage of America

By: Dan Sanchez Should America embrace libertarianism? Many would regard such a prospect as recklessly experimental. This is partly because they regard libertarianism as some crackpot scheme cooked up in the ...

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Common Sense: A Scathing Attack on Unlimited, Centralized Power

January 12, 2023 Common Sense / Thomas Paine 0

By: Michael Boldin January 10, 1776. Today in history, Thomas Paine published the first edition of Common Sense – a 47 page pamphlet that defended and inspired the cause of independence like no ...

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Rhetoric and Resistance in the Face of Tyranny

November 23, 2022 American Revolution 0

By: Mike Maharrey As the British put increased pressure on the American colonists in an effort to force them into submission, the colonists backed up their increasingly forceful rhetoric with concrete ...

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Today in History: First Continental Congress Passes the Continental Association

November 4, 2022 American Revolution / History 0

By: Mike Maharrey Today in history, on October 20, 1774, the First Continental Congress adopted the Continental Association. This agreement put teeth into the Declaration of Colonial Rights the Congress adopted a week earlier by ...

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Today in History: Continental Congress Adopts Declaration of Colonial Rights

October 29, 2022 American Revolution 0

By: Mike Maharrey On this date in 1774, the First Continental Congress adopted the Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress. This declaration of colonial rights was in response to the ...

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Setting a Foundation: The Virginia Declaration of Rights

By: Mike Maharrey On June 12, 1776, the Virginia House of Burgesses passed the Virginia Declaration of Rights. It is arguably the most important founding document that most people have never heard ...

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Lessons from the Quartering Acts of 1765 and 1774

June 2, 2022 Uncategorized 0

By: TJ Martinell Most people are familiar with the Boston Tea Party, but not a lot of people know about the aftermath, and how that experience helped shape the Constitution and ...

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