A Republic. But They Didn’t Keep it

By: Michael Boldin A Republic, if you can keep it. We’ve all heard this phrase – it’s almost legendary. People have used it in campaigns, slogans, as a book title, in ...

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Neither Liberty Nor Safety

By: Judge Andrew Napolitano Benjamin Franklin’s famous one-liner about the relationship between liberty and safety has intrigued me since I first read it in high school. Why would anyone sacrifice personal ...

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Benjamin Franklin Speech Exposes the Inherent Danger of Power and Money

By: Mike Maharrey On June 2, 1787, Benjamin Franklin delivered a speech at the Philadelphia Convention opposing a provision in the proposed Constitution to pay the president a salary. The speech ...

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Today in History: Benjamin Franklin Urges Adoption of the Constitution with a Warning

September 24, 2022 Uncategorized 0

By: Mike Maharrey On this date in 1787, James Wilson delivered a speech written by Benjamin Franklin on the last day of the Philadelphia Convention. The speech urged the adoption of the Constitution ...

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Why Do So Many People Want a King?

June 22, 2022 Uncategorized 0

By: Mike Maharrey We were warned about too much executive power. The American revolutionaries fought a long war to free themselves from a king. So, why do so many people today ...

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Did the Iroquois Confederation influence the Constitution? A myth they may be teaching your children

By: Rob Natelson Some schools are teaching children that the formation of the American Union, and specifically the Constitution, were influenced heavily by the pre-existing federation of the Iroquois Indians. There ...

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Benjamin Franklin on “Doing Good to the Poor”

The federal government lacks any legitimate constitutional authority to establish welfare programs for the poor. Not only that, the federal welfare system fails in its promise to “help the poor” ...

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