“Marx was the greatest social scientist of the 19th century…” says Professor Deirdre McCloskey. “But he got everything wrong.”
The entire philosophy of the United States and US Constitution summed up in 93 seconds. Professor Randy Barnett reminds us of the original purpose that the government was founded, to protect our individual rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
So we’ve declared independence (AKA committed Treason), have a small military not ready for war, and want to start America… now what? In July 1776, the Founders really had their work cut out for them. Not only did they have to win a war against the greatest military of the time and avoid […]
“We as a free people, have the right to stand up to an oppressor.” The colonists didn’t just declare war– they felt the need to justify themselves. Written in 1776, the Declaration of Independence asserted that as a free people they had the right to overthrow an unjust ruler– a shocking idea at the time. […]
“Freedom is hard to keep and easy to lose. For that reason, when government starts encroaching, it’s incumbent on a people to fight back.” How did “No taxation without representation” become a rallying cry for war? It wasn’t just the actions of the British, but the political beliefs of the colonists that caused this […]
The colonists got sick and tired of the increase in taxes and encroachment on their freedoms. It may have been the last straw One major grievance colonists had against England is the one most people remember learning about in school: taxes. But the concern that radicalized the colonists was less about taxes per se, and […]