I’m writing this post because I was personally curious about Patrick Henry. He’s famously known for saying “give me liberty or give me death”, but I know little else about him. Did he contribute in other ways to the founding? Was he involved in the politics? Is the only significant thing to know about him that he said a famous quote? Click to read more.
The Founders Series
I admit, Thomas Jefferson is one of the most controversial American founders, for various reasons. His political views were frequently quite extreme while his life contradicted his political and ideological writings. But, as I said at the start of this series, I am not here to judge the moral character of these men but to look at the political contributions they gave to this country. For you will find that there is no country whose founding can be attributed to perfect or virtuous men. Click to read further.
This is the first of a series that I plan to write on the American founding fathers. I’m not going to discuss whether or not they were good men (no one is good, and our definitions of good vary) but instead will focus on what they did to provide us with the blessings of liberty we now enjoy. Click to read more.
Ah, Alexander Hamilton, the hip, the modern and the “woke” founding father. If you haven’t noticed, Alexander Hamilton has his own Hip Hop Broadway play and has somewhat turned into an icon in modern-day America. He’s on the ten dollar bill, has many statues and is the primary subject of a slew of popular biographies and fiction books.
But, I’m not here to look at the dramatized version the man, Alexander Hamilton. I want to introduce you to the brilliant political mind of one of America’s key founders.
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.