Happy Birthday, Mr. Jefferson


On April 13, those of us who love liberty and value the ideals of the American Revolution should reflect on the 270th birthday of Thomas Jefferson, one of our greatest presidents. After penning the words of the Declaration of Independence, and serving in a variety of public offices, Jefferson stood for election to the presidencyContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Mr. Jefferson”

Why do Americans have to learn the hard way?


It seems we never learn. Every now and then, the American people hand some poor soul, undeserving in many cases, the national levers of power.  And in each and every instance, it has cost us dearly.  There are several historical periods of note. John Adams, himself a political giant, was imminently qualified for the presidency,Continue reading “Why do Americans have to learn the hard way?”

Independence Forever!


On a warm summer afternoon, June 30, 1826, nearly fifty years to the day of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a small, informal delegation led by the Reverend George Whitney paid a visit to 90 year-old John Adams in his Quincy, Massachusetts home.  In four days the town would celebrate half a centuryContinue reading “Independence Forever!”