Apr 112014
 
What IS Right With America? The Vision of Our Founders

“Our attachment to no nation upon earth should supplant our attachment to liberty.” Declaration of the Causes and Necessity for Taking Up Arms Issued by the Second Continental Congress and issued on July 6, 1775, this document was drafted by Thomas Jefferson and finalized by John Dickson. Read the full version of the Declaration of

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Apr 092014
 
What IS Right With America? Fearlessness

“My hand trembles, but my heart does not.” Stephen Hopkins as he signed the Declaration of Independence You may not have heard of Stephen Hopkins, but he was an amazing man, as well as one of our Founding Fathers. He was the first Chancellor of Brown University, served three times as the Chief Justice of

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Apr 082014
 
What IS Right With America? One Humble Vote

“I am able to take my share, by one humble vote, in destroying a tyranny that exists to the disgrace of this nation and the destruction of so large a part of the human species.” – Edmund Burke Speech on American Taxation April 19, 1774.  The attached image is a political cartoon, drawn in 1790,

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Apr 072014
 
What IS Right With America? Our Common Cause

“Citizens, by birth or choice, of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any appellation derived from local discriminations. With slight shades of difference, you have the same

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Apr 042014
 
What IS Right With America? Protection of the Elective Franchise

“The elective franchise if guarded as the act of our safety will peaceably dissipate all combinations to subvert a constitution dictated by the wisdom and resting on the will of the people That will is the only legitimate foundation of any government and to protect its free expression should be our first object.” Thomas Jefferson

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Apr 022014
 
What IS Right With America? The Wisdom of Our Founders

“If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”  Samuel Adams The attached image is a statue in Minute Man National Historical Park. Our nation is in need of its experienced patriots. Is

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Mar 312014
 
What IS Right With America? The American Dream

“The principle of equality, which allows every man to arrive at everything, prevents all men from rapid advancement.” Alexis De Tocqueville, Democracy in America. Imagine living in a country where no one can seek his or her dream because everyone must function under the pretense of equal opportunity? The principles upon which this nation was

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Mar 282014
 
What IS Right With America? Our Indispensable Duty

“That it is an indispensable duty which we owe to God, our country, ourselves and posterity, by all lawful ways and means in our power to maintain, defend and preserve those civil and religious rights and liberties, for which many of our fathers fought, bled and died, and to hand them down entire to future

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Mar 252014
 
What IS Right With America? The American Guesser

“I observed on one of the drums belonging to the marines now raising, there was painted a Rattle-Snake, with this modest motto under it, “Don’t tread on me.” As I know it is the custom to have some device on the arms of every country, I supposed this may have been intended for the arms

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