When one sees that these principles are written in the Declaration of Independence and in the Constitution, he begins to see then what a revolutionary thing was achieved here in our nation.
It is not enough anymore to rehearse by rote the Constitution or to celebrate it in vacuous observances.
Many of our politicians have it backwards these days. It's not a shame to lose an election. But it is a shame to serve a wrong idea
“No taxation without representation” echoed in the hearts and spirits of our fathers because it called up the ideas they held most dear.
Of course it was not Reagan’s words alone that caused the Wall to come down in Berlin or the Evil Empire that built it to crumble. But the words were vital.
We are not given other tools than study and learning, prayer and devotion, argument and action, with which to defend our liberty.
Today at this hour President Bush is attending church services in Washington, D.C. He has asked the news media to announce this fact.
In The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis points out the consequence of trying to use education to remake society: human beings don't reform, they disappear.
To see why Hillsdale is both famous and important, we need to understand the liberal arts and how they relate to free government.