C. McMasters Ph.D.

Southerner, American, Lover of Liberty, PhD of political science, professor, blogger.

The Founders: James Madison

I find the lack of modern day respect for this particular founding father to be rather staggering, given the immensity of his role in the creation of this nation. Madison, was, for all intents and purposes, the author of the U.S. Constitution. Very literally, he wrote our Constitution. He is commonly referred to as the Father of the Constitution because of this. As far as contributions go, it doesn’t get much better than that.

And perhaps that is why he is an often forgotten founding father? Perhaps he is being swept under the rug because the progressive left is trying to sweep the Constitution under the rug? All the more reason for those of us who love our Constitution and love liberty to educate ourselves on who Madison was and what he contributed. Click to read further.

The Constitution Is NOT a List of Our Rights

A common misconception I encounter in daily life and in the classes I teach is this: the Constitution is something that the government AND the citizenry are supposed to follow. It’s a law that universally applies to both public and private citizens. It exists to list out our rights and stop other citizens from violating …

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Liberty Worth Fighting For

It’s almost the 4th of July and we need to talk about liberty.

In this post, I’m simply recognizing, publicly, that there are many in the United States and in the world, who do not truly want liberty. They want license, but not liberty.

I’d encourage my readers to acknowledge and accept this truth as well.

A Reminder From Tocqueville: Why We Love America

I’m taking today to remind everyone what it really means to be an American. Sometimes we have to stop and remind ourselves why we love this country so much. And who better to help remind us than Alexis de Tocqueville? I’m going to let you see America through his eyes today. Read what he said about this country and reflect on what still exists of the value he saw. Then consider if we can restore what has been lost. Click to read further.

The Constitution’s Voice in the Middle of Wars and Viruses

There’s a lot going on in our nation and the world right, and that’s probably an understatement. There are virus shut-downs and rumors of virus shut downs. There are vaccine passports and rumors of vaccine passports. There are mask mandates and various other mandates all re-appearing across the nation. And then there’s the tragedy that …

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Nathan Hale: The Heart of America

I have finished the founders series and will be moving on to a short series on the Federalists papers, but today, I wanted to write a short homage to the young patriot, Nathan Hale. Not for his sake, but for the sake of Americans today.

Because, believe me, we have much we could learn from this young man. While our founders were critical to producing this great nation, it is the young men like Nathan Hale who fought to make it possible. They believed in America’s cause. They believed in the cause of liberty. Click to read further.

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