These small lessons become the unplanned syllabus for learning citizenship, and your efforts to live them will help to form the fabric of a civil society and a free and prosperous nation where inherent equality and liberty are inviolable.
The following is adapted from a talk delivered on July 10, 2015, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., as part of the AWC Family Foundation Lecture Series. Historical study and history education in the United States today are in a bad way, and the causes […]
The following is adapted from a speech delivered on May 9, 2015, at Hillsdale College’s 163rd Commencement ceremony. Class of 2015, honored guests, faculty and members of the board of trustees of Hillsdale College: I bring cordial greetings from your erstwhile colonial overlords. I bear warmest felicitations from Her Majesty The Queen, Professor Stephen Hawking, […]
Think of the definition of “reality”; then think of making one’s own reality. Do you see that it destroys the meaning of the word to use it that way?
The political freedom that makes a liberal arts education possible requires an ongoing and active defense of liberty.
Federal student financial assistance programs are costly, inefficient, byzantine, and fail to serve their desired objectives.
Education is something that individuals acting alone and cooperatively can do, let alone something local or state governments can do.
A technical education can make a person wealthy and famous, but it does not teach that person what is best to do with wealth and fame.
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