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To Err is Human and The Founders Knew It

“As for the law–it catered for a human nature of which it took a naturally low view.” — The Forsyte Saga Much has been said and written concerning whether America is or is not a Christian nation. Whether it is or whether it isn’t depends greatly upon how the term “Christian nation” is defined. Perhaps […] Continue reading

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A Republic If You Can Keep It

The story goes that Benjamin Franklin was approached by a woman as he left the Constitutional Convention (1, 2). She asked, “What have you given us?” Franklin is said to have replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” This exchange was common knowledge 50 years or so ago, as commonly taught to schoolchildren as […] Continue reading

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GiN Series Refuting the Flawed July 4th Article on the Founders

We’ve recently posted a series inspired by a Lincoln Journal Star on July 4 entitled
“Whose side are the Founding Fathers on?”

Part One: “The Founding? Move Along Folks, Nothing to See There. Onward Progress!”
Part one points out that the author of the LJS article attempts to appear […] Continue reading

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Slave to Revisionism

Editor’s note: This article is the final installment (for now) in a series “inspired” by a July 4 piece in the Lincoln Journal Star (title noted below). Click here for a full list of titles in the series.

Whatever the Founders’ reasons, slavery’s omission from the political agenda remains a shameful spot on our nation’s founding, […] Continue reading

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