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Our country is, no doubt, in a horrible mess - an embarrassment to the world and on the verge of destroying the very goodness, principles, and freedom that we had been founded on.
Our country is, no doubt, in a horrible mess - an embarrassment to the world and on the verge of destroying the very goodness, principles, and freedom that we had been founded on.
 
Perhaps what Independence Day is all about is to reflect on our history and to rekindle our revolutionary spirit every year... our great love of liberty.
Perhaps what Independence Day is all about is to reflect on our history and to rekindle our revolutionary spirit every year... our great love of liberty.
 
What does Independence Day - the 4th of July - mean to you?
 
The far reaching nature of the left's War on History keeps being revealed, and our country's founding fathers are in their gun sights.
The far reaching nature of the left's War on History keeps being revealed, and our country's founding fathers are in their gun sights.
 
My professor at law school, Judge Andrew Napolitano, FOX News Senior Legal Analyst, wrote an excellent article on Red Flag Laws.
 
On July 2, the Chancellorsville (Virginia) City Council voted to no longer recognize Thomas Jefferson's birthday, April 13, as a celebrated a paid holiday. Chancellorsville is the hometown of our country's most renown Founding Father.
On July 2, the Chancellorsville (Virginia) City Council voted to no longer recognize Thomas Jefferson's birthday, April 13, as a celebrated a paid holiday. Chancellorsville is the hometown of our country's most renown Founding Father.
 
We all recognize the 4th of July as Independence Day - as the day we declared our independence from England. We celebrate the Declaration of Independence has since become our nation's most cherished symbol of liberty.
We all recognize the 4th of July as Independence Day - as the day we declared our independence from England. We celebrate the Declaration of Independence has since become our nation's most cherished symbol of liberty.
 
"My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died; Land of the Pilgrims' pride, from ev'ry mountainside, Let freedom ring!"
"My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died; Land of the Pilgrims' pride, from ev'ry mountainside, Let freedom ring!"
 
December 15 marks a very special day in our founding history - On that date in 1791, the first 14 states (Vermont had just been admitted to the Union as the 14th state), ratified the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, known collectively as our Bill of Rights.
December 15 marks a very special day in our founding history - On that date in 1791, the first 14 states (Vermont had just been admitted to the Union as the 14th state), ratified the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, known collectively as our Bill of Rights.
 
In 1791, Thomas Jefferson wrote an opinion on the constitutionality of a National Bank. It is an important commentary on the meaning and intent of the US Constitution, in particular the two general clauses - the General Welfare Clause and the Necessary and Proper Clause.
In 1791, Thomas Jefferson wrote an opinion on the constitutionality of a National Bank. It is an important commentary on the meaning and intent of the US Constitution, in particular the two general clauses - the General Welfare Clause and the Necessary and Proper Clause.
 
Today's radical left has embarked on a quest to purge college campuses of their controversial histories
Today's radical left has embarked on a quest to purge college campuses of their controversial histories
 
Mental midgets need to stop demoniziing Thomas Jefferson and demeaning his legacy because of the fact that he owned slaves.
Mental midgets need to stop demoniziing Thomas Jefferson and demeaning his legacy because of the fact that he owned slaves.
 
500 years ago this week, a young priest, disgusted with the leadership of his faith selling indulgences - tickets to heaven, if you will - nailed 95 Theses or protests onto the door of a church on All Hallows Eve
500 years ago this week, a young priest, disgusted with the leadership of his faith selling indulgences - tickets to heaven, if you will - nailed 95 Theses or protests onto the door of a church on All Hallows Eve
 
Thomas Jefferson articulated the absolute right of a state to secede from the Union. He did so in 1798, in 1799, in 1816, and up until his death in 1826 (July 4, the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence).
Thomas Jefferson articulated the absolute right of a state to secede from the Union. He did so in 1798, in 1799, in 1816, and up until his death in 1826 (July 4, the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence).
 
The Obama administration and its fronts in the Senate accomplished what Richard Nixon wasn't able to accomplish, which was the suppression of an entire movement against him.
The Obama administration and its fronts in the Senate accomplished what Richard Nixon wasn't able to accomplish, which was the suppression of an entire movement against him.
 
What would Thomas Jefferson and John Adams think about the 2016 elections? We had a marvelous opportunity to get insights into their views at a mock debate between two scholars portraying them this week at the NC Museum of History.
What would Thomas Jefferson and John Adams think about the 2016 elections? We had a marvelous opportunity to get insights into their views at a mock debate between two scholars portraying them this week at the NC Museum of History.
 
Conservatives just helped oust a speaker who was okay with the Wall Street bailout, debt ceiling increases, and amnesty for illegals.
Conservatives just helped oust a speaker who was okay with the Wall Street bailout, debt ceiling increases, and amnesty for illegals.
 
"God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?
"God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?
 
Thomas Jefferson wondered how the country would respond in the case its government passed a law that was clearly unconstitutional.
Thomas Jefferson wondered how the country would respond in the case its government passed a law that was clearly unconstitutional.
 
The term “Founding Fathers” of the United States includes many great and courageous and wisely forward-thinking men.
The term “Founding Fathers” of the United States includes many great and courageous and wisely forward-thinking men.
 
Fiscal conservatives tend to look askance at large issuances of public debt. In this sentiment, they are in good company. "I go on the principle that a public debt is a public curse," wrote James Madison, "and in a Republican Government a greater curse than any other." His mentor and friend...
Fiscal conservatives tend to look askance at large issuances of public debt. In this sentiment, they are in good company. "I go on the principle that a public debt is a public curse," wrote James Madison, "and in a Republican Government a greater curse than any other." His mentor and friend...
 
One recent Tuesday was Constitution Day - September 17. It marks the day that the Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 concluded and the final draft of Constitution was signed by the delegates who attended.
One recent Tuesday was Constitution Day - September 17. It marks the day that the Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 concluded and the final draft of Constitution was signed by the delegates who attended.
 
Nullification is the theory that says that actions of the federal government that are passed, imposed, or exercised in excess or abuse of the express authority granted in the Constitution are not enforceable.
Nullification is the theory that says that actions of the federal government that are passed, imposed, or exercised in excess or abuse of the express authority granted in the Constitution are not enforceable.
 
Although the federal income tax system was designed and intended to make up for revenue losses due to tariff reform, it quickly became a primary means to fund the programs of our bloated federal government.
Although the federal income tax system was designed and intended to make up for revenue losses due to tariff reform, it quickly became a primary means to fund the programs of our bloated federal government.
 
Legislators can take one of the most effective steps toward fighting overregulation in North Carolina by setting expiration dates for state rules. Support for end dates -- or sunsetting -- is one of the key findings in a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report.
Legislators can take one of the most effective steps toward fighting overregulation in North Carolina by setting expiration dates for state rules. Support for end dates -- or sunsetting -- is one of the key findings in a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report.
 
Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, America's 3rd president and chief author of our Declaration of Independence once remarked, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure."
Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, America's 3rd president and chief author of our Declaration of Independence once remarked, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure."
 
December 15 was Bill of Rights Day. It marks the 221st anniversary of the day when the first ten amendments - our Bill of Rights - were ratified in 1791.
December 15 was Bill of Rights Day. It marks the 221st anniversary of the day when the first ten amendments - our Bill of Rights - were ratified in 1791.
 
When a curious woman approached Benjamin Franklin as he was leaving the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in September 1787 and asked him what kind of government the delegates had given the people, he replied: "...A Republic, Ma'am, if you can keep it."
When a curious woman approached Benjamin Franklin as he was leaving the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in September 1787 and asked him what kind of government the delegates had given the people, he replied: "...A Republic, Ma'am, if you can keep it."
 
The Constitution was established to provide limited centralized government. It was established as an "agent" or servant of the States. It was to serve the common interests of the States so that they can act like a "Union" of states and not 13 independent states.
The Constitution was established to provide limited centralized government. It was established as an "agent" or servant of the States. It was to serve the common interests of the States so that they can act like a "Union" of states and not 13 independent states.
 
The US republic is unique. Government can pass no law or take no action unless the authority for such law or action is specifically granted in the Constitution.
The US republic is unique. Government can pass no law or take no action unless the authority for such law or action is specifically granted in the Constitution.
 
I remember a cartoon character years ago, that said, "We have met the enemy, and he is us." Radical Liberalism is home grown.
I remember a cartoon character years ago, that said, "We have met the enemy, and he is us." Radical Liberalism is home grown.
 
The NC Institute for Constitutional Law (NCICL) recently published an article about nullification, asserting that it not a legitimate constitutional remedy.
The NC Institute for Constitutional Law (NCICL) recently published an article about nullification, asserting that it not a legitimate constitutional remedy.
 
Jefferson believed it was up to the States, the parties who drafted and ratified the Constitution and thus created the federal government to stand up to the government when it exceeds constitutional bounds.
Jefferson believed it was up to the States, the parties who drafted and ratified the Constitution and thus created the federal government to stand up to the government when it exceeds constitutional bounds.
 
What a sad day when the Supreme Court loses sight of what the Constitution's purpose is to protect the rights of individuals, and not to take them away.
What a sad day when the Supreme Court loses sight of what the Constitution's purpose is to protect the rights of individuals, and not to take them away.
 
Our Founders made sure they provided for the proper avenues to counter a government that evinces such a design and even provided for the right to abolish that government.
Our Founders made sure they provided for the proper avenues to counter a government that evinces such a design and even provided for the right to abolish that government.
 
"The Due Process Guarantee Act of 2011" was introduced in both the House and Senate to give the illusion that Members of Congress were actually listening to the concerns of We the People.
"The Due Process Guarantee Act of 2011" was introduced in both the House and Senate to give the illusion that Members of Congress were actually listening to the concerns of We the People.
 
"It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern.
"It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern.
 
The need for government, plain and simple, is because absolute freedom is impossible.
 
WHEN in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth.
WHEN in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth.
 
It is acknowledged that the views and the writings philosopher John Locke played a crucial role in our Founders' view of liberty.
 
The Constitution was also written to memorialize the notion that sovereign power rests with the individual and not with the federal government or any governmental agency.
The Constitution was also written to memorialize the notion that sovereign power rests with the individual and not with the federal government or any governmental agency.
 
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