If the Freedom of Speech Is Taken Away

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”

— George Washington

Is Life So Dear or Peace So Sweet?

On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry stood in St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia, and addressed the members of the Virginia Convention. He spoke the words that would forever be linked to his name: “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it,…

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Did George Washington’s Glasses Save American Democracy?

It is impossible to overstate the impact of George Washington. His willingness to give up power when he resigned his commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army and his decision to step down after two terms as President set the standard for the peaceful transfer of power. His words and actions shaped American democracy in…

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Uncovering The Revolutionary Scandal Of George Washington’s Overdue Books

The words “presidential” and “scandal” unfortunately show up together far too often. It has gotten to the point where it is assumed that every presidential administration will have at least one significant scandal reporters can compare to Watergate. How far back does this distressing trend go? Sadly, even the nation’s first president was not immune.…

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