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I was contacted this morning by Monticello, asking for a donation. While those who know me, and perhaps even those who have read my articles, know that Thomas Jefferson is my favorite Founding Father.
I was contacted this morning by Monticello, asking for a donation. While those who know me, and perhaps even those who have read my articles, know that Thomas Jefferson is my favorite Founding Father.
 
On June 22, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly referred to as the G.I. Bill, to ensure that our service members returning home from World War II would receive the care and benefits they earned while defending freedom from tyranny
On June 22, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly referred to as the G.I. Bill, to ensure that our service members returning home from World War II would receive the care and benefits they earned while defending freedom from tyranny
 
A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the US Constitution. I focused on the content of the Constitution.
A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the US Constitution. I focused on the content of the Constitution.
 
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.
 
This article discusses the English roots of our American liberty.
 
For a few years in the mid-2000s, David Horowitz was one of the most prominent figures on the campus scene. He didn't have a PhD and he didn't belong to any discipline or department
For a few years in the mid-2000s, David Horowitz was one of the most prominent figures on the campus scene. He didn't have a PhD and he didn't belong to any discipline or department
 
Patrick Henry to the Virginia Convention to Ratify the US Constitution, in June 1788: "The great object is that every man be armed."
 
It's such an integral part of the Constitution, adopted during the earliest years of government under that document, that few people ponder the prospect of a constitution without a Bill of Rights
It's such an integral part of the Constitution, adopted during the earliest years of government under that document, that few people ponder the prospect of a constitution without a Bill of Rights
 
In an effort to understand the political ramifications of Donald Trump, I stumbled across the problem, which is probably evident to anyone else but me who observes politicians. Whenever I am trying to resolve an issue in my mind, I usually commit my thoughts to writing which I can review later
In an effort to understand the political ramifications of Donald Trump, I stumbled across the problem, which is probably evident to anyone else but me who observes politicians. Whenever I am trying to resolve an issue in my mind, I usually commit my thoughts to writing which I can review later
 
In history books, Anti-Federalists often are depicted as losers during the constitutional ratification debates. But in many ways, they were victorious
In history books, Anti-Federalists often are depicted as losers during the constitutional ratification debates. But in many ways, they were victorious
 
Among the basic guarantees of liberty provided by the Bill of Rights is the right to confront one's accusers during a criminal trial
Among the basic guarantees of liberty provided by the Bill of Rights is the right to confront one's accusers during a criminal trial
 
When the framers met in Philadelphia in the blazing summer of 1787, fierce debate ensued.
 
To those who are serious about preventing the federal government from coming after our Second Amendment rights, please read and take note.....
To those who are serious about preventing the federal government from coming after our Second Amendment rights, please read and take note.....
 
I'm so old, I can remember when the left was committed to upholding the Bill of Rights.
I'm so old, I can remember when the left was committed to upholding the Bill of Rights.
 
Gov. Pat McCrory is firing back at the US DOJ for their ridiculous demands to drop gender restrictions on bathrooms, locker rooms, and dressing rooms.
Gov. Pat McCrory is firing back at the US DOJ for their ridiculous demands to drop gender restrictions on bathrooms, locker rooms, and dressing rooms.
 
Paul Craig Roberts takes a look at the document that holds the states in a Union and questions whether the legal bonds still exist.
Paul Craig Roberts takes a look at the document that holds the states in a Union and questions whether the legal bonds still exist.
 
The vacancy of Justice Antonin Scalia's seat on the Supreme Court has set off a predictable power struggle over his replacement
The vacancy of Justice Antonin Scalia's seat on the Supreme Court has set off a predictable power struggle over his replacement
 
During the 1787-89 debates over ratifying the U.S. Constitution, for example, North Carolina's population was divided over the necessity of a new constitution and what became known as the Bill of Rights.
During the 1787-89 debates over ratifying the U.S. Constitution, for example, North Carolina's population was divided over the necessity of a new constitution and what became known as the Bill of Rights.
 
Obama intends to ignore the second amendment. The states must stand up to him and the government and protect the people in their essential right to have and bear arms.
Obama intends to ignore the second amendment. The states must stand up to him and the government and protect the people in their essential right to have and bear arms.
 
Today is Constitution and Citizenship Day. It is important to remind ourselves of the Constitution, and other founding documents, for as No. 21 in Declaration of Rights in the 1776 N.C. Constitution reminds us: "a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles is absolutely necessary, to preserve...
Today is Constitution and Citizenship Day. It is important to remind ourselves of the Constitution, and other founding documents, for as No. 21 in Declaration of Rights in the 1776 N.C. Constitution reminds us: "a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles is absolutely necessary, to preserve...
 
Each year the North Carolina General Assembly discusses how much is spent on state government. Many, including the John Locke Foundation, argue that a spending limit or cap should be in place. The call for such a cap has not been impromptu, but rather a reaction to inflation-adjusted state...
Each year the North Carolina General Assembly discusses how much is spent on state government. Many, including the John Locke Foundation, argue that a spending limit or cap should be in place. The call for such a cap has not been impromptu, but rather a reaction to inflation-adjusted state...
 
The John Locke Foundation recently commemorated the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta (Latin for “Great Charter”).
The John Locke Foundation recently commemorated the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta (Latin for “Great Charter”).
 
As someone who views constitutional government as a basic institution of freedom, and constitutions as wielding near-divine authority, I retain what to some might be a surprising or even cavalier openness to constitutional amendment.
As someone who views constitutional government as a basic institution of freedom, and constitutions as wielding near-divine authority, I retain what to some might be a surprising or even cavalier openness to constitutional amendment.
 
This is an excellent post at the Bloomberg View blog by Megan McArdle explaining why the left and the right view the outcome of the Hobby Lobby case so very differently. She argues that part of it has to do with each side's view of religion...
This is an excellent post at the Bloomberg View blog by Megan McArdle explaining why the left and the right view the outcome of the Hobby Lobby case so very differently. She argues that part of it has to do with each side's view of religion...
 
Will the real North Carolina conservatives please stand up? Game show aficionados will remember "To Tell the Truth," which aired in one form or another on CBS, NBC, and in syndication for decades. Hosted by the likes of Bud Collyer (the original voice of Superman on radio and motion pictures)...
Will the real North Carolina conservatives please stand up? Game show aficionados will remember "To Tell the Truth," which aired in one form or another on CBS, NBC, and in syndication for decades. Hosted by the likes of Bud Collyer (the original voice of Superman on radio and motion pictures)...
 
On the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we take stock of how the high court has repeatedly twisted the Constitution to undermine family values and to negate the benefits of federalism.
On the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we take stock of how the high court has repeatedly twisted the Constitution to undermine family values and to negate the benefits of federalism.
 
For years I shied away from this. I thought everyone knew it. I assumed bringing it up would only show how shallow I am. After all, we are all Americans and knowing it should be like a genetic appendage.
For years I shied away from this. I thought everyone knew it. I assumed bringing it up would only show how shallow I am. After all, we are all Americans and knowing it should be like a genetic appendage.
 
I am writing to reassure you that there is no connection whatsoever between the Civitas Institute and a newspaper chain that reportedly was planning to create a nationwide database of people with legal permits to carry concealed firearms.
I am writing to reassure you that there is no connection whatsoever between the Civitas Institute and a newspaper chain that reportedly was planning to create a nationwide database of people with legal permits to carry concealed firearms.
 
Ira David Wood, in his delightful adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, sings a song, “What’s Christmas to you is humbug to me.” That pretty well sums up the prevailing attitude in North Carolina and the nation today.
Ira David Wood, in his delightful adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, sings a song, “What’s Christmas to you is humbug to me.” That pretty well sums up the prevailing attitude in North Carolina and the nation today.
 
To know your Constitution - questions for Constitution Day (to learn about the Constitution).
To know your Constitution - questions for Constitution Day (to learn about the Constitution).
 
The government has no legitimate powers that were not initially granted to it under the Constitution.
The government has no legitimate powers that were not initially granted to it under the Constitution.
 
We talk a lot today about how the Constitution no longer means what it used to and it no longer protects individual freedom and liberty as it used to.
We talk a lot today about how the Constitution no longer means what it used to and it no longer protects individual freedom and liberty as it used to.
 
Tax reform legislation working its way through the General Assembly could affect a Taxpayer Bill of Rights measure originally intended to return...
Tax reform legislation working its way through the General Assembly could affect a Taxpayer Bill of Rights measure originally intended to return...
 
The silence in Beaufort County is almost deafening. The Feds and "Homeland Security", under the guise of target practice and training, are buying well over 1.5 BILLION rounds of ammo.
The silence in Beaufort County is almost deafening. The Feds and "Homeland Security", under the guise of target practice and training, are buying well over 1.5 BILLION rounds of ammo.
 
One of the inalienable rights of citizenship in this nation is the First Amendment right to peaceably assemble and to petition for a governmental redress of grievances.
One of the inalienable rights of citizenship in this nation is the First Amendment right to peaceably assemble and to petition for a governmental redress of grievances.
 
A clear majority of the Founding Fathers unquestionably believed in a universal right to bear arms.
 
For savers, compounding interest can be a great thing. It helps to accelerate the rate of increase of your money in the bank.
For savers, compounding interest can be a great thing. It helps to accelerate the rate of increase of your money in the bank.
 
We often hear conservative complain about expansion of Federal power and it is usually contended that such encroachment on our individual rights is far beyond what our Founding Fathers envisioned when the U. S. Constitution and Bill of Rights were ratified.
We often hear conservative complain about expansion of Federal power and it is usually contended that such encroachment on our individual rights is far beyond what our Founding Fathers envisioned when the U. S. Constitution and Bill of Rights were ratified.
 
While North Carolina's elected leaders prepare to tackle tax reform, the John Locke Foundation's new book urges them to take on the related issue of government overspending through a state Taxpayer Bill of Rights.
While North Carolina's elected leaders prepare to tackle tax reform, the John Locke Foundation's new book urges them to take on the related issue of government overspending through a state Taxpayer Bill of Rights.
 
On January 16, 2013, President Obama signed 23 Executive Orders which he claimed are aimed at reducing gun violence.
 
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