Common Law and Natural Rights (Full Lecture)

Finishing the Awakenings and Enlightenment section, transitioning into the American Revolution. As we approach, a discussion on common law, natural rights, natural law, and James Otis. As John Adams later wrote, the entirety of the American Revolution began… Read More

Apple vs. the FBI

Amen, Apple.  Thank you.  Beautifully stated. February 16, 2016 A Message to Our Customers The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. We oppose this order, which… Read More

Timeline, American Crises, 1763-1774

“Crises Points, Leading to Revolution, 1763-1774”-by Brad Birzer.  The following comes from a number of sources over twenty five years of reading and teaching founding.  Please let me know if you see any errors.  Much appreciated!  Opening to… Read More

James Otis, 1764

But let the origin of government be placed where it may, the end of it is manifestly the good of the whole. Salus populi supreme lex esto, is of the law of nature, and part of that grand charter given the human race, (tho’… Read More

The True American Response to 9/11

With every fiber of my being, I despise our national security state. Real Americans don’t hide behind police and bureaucrats. They strike back with all the force that is given them. The example of Tom Burnett should be… Read More

Russell Kirk, “Property Healthy for Man” (THE FREEMAN, 1964)

One of the most evil works of collectivism — whether it be called communism, state capitalism, so­cialism, “people’s democracy,” or what you will — is the destruction of true private property. For the longing of man to have… Read More