More than ever we need a pause and a turn, a complete about-face, so as to rediscover and practice the original and best virtues.
conditions of freedom
Our civic and civilizational renewal must be informed by moral facts and truths inherent in our nature and ultimately bequeathed to us by the divine source of our rights and obligations.
Our country is not to be equated with our Capitol.
Benjamin Constant’s writing is as pertinent to our concerns today as it was in the immediate post-Napoleonic era.
Pretending things are basically fine and making nice won’t cut it.
What we’re after cannot be captured in statistics: some sense of how far our practical liberty extends, protected not by policemen, penal codes, or forensic criminology but by trust in our countrymen.
The ruling class knows that whether Donald Trump succeeds or fails to overturn the course of this election is irrelevant to the seeds that have been planted in the psyche of millions of Americans.
Will we learn from the lessons of the past and reject sacrificial revolution at its infancy or take the long, sad path of ignorant repetition?
The revolution long since destroyed the original American Republic in the minds, hearts, and habits of a critical mass of citizens. So now what?
This crisis is acute, and the hour is late. Like our forebears, we aim both to conserve and reform our institutions in light of enduring principles of justice.
It is not surprising that those who place so little value on the life of a completely innocent unborn child would so carelessly destroy the life of any hopelessly flawed adult.
Let’s read The Federalist Papers from now until Election Day.
In our arrogance, we imagine that it is we who are disdainfully rejecting America’s Founders. They would want nothing to do with us.
A wise Jerusalem is better than an innocent Eden.
Many people claim to be fighting to create the world they would like to live in, but an astonishing number appear content to win on a technicality or disqualification rather than in a fair fight.
It is time to speak the truth about the reality of what the country is experiencing.
The American Left’s attempt to erase history is an egregious form of tyranny over the mind, and just like Jefferson, we must fight it with all our might.
The remedy for this state of affairs comes from people once again taking charge of their own lives.
Americans should not be complacent, nor should they allow panic or fear to lead them to acquiesce to unreasonable restrictions on constitutionally guaranteed liberties.
The reality is that there are a few, extremely powerful people, set to benefit, who want to dismantle a civilization that is the culmination of millennia of the world’s best minds—a distillation of the heights of human glory and wisdom.