Tag Archives: Founding Fathers

Is our 226-year-old Constitution in crisis?

The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. This week, specifically September 17, marks the 226th anniversary of the United States Constitution. While our Declaration of Independence is the heart … Continue reading

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The consent of the governed (or, who’s in charge and why)

Where do governments get their power? The consent of the governed, according to Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson used the Declaration of Independence to make the case to the world that the British government was tyrannical, listing the grievances which proved the … Continue reading

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Obama’s utopia

The following post is a transcript of a weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations: With the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, his speech was impressive – even Reaganesque. He began by citing the Declaration of Independence … Continue reading

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Tonight on PBS: ‘First Freedom’ documentary by Utah filmmaker

“First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty,” a film by Utah filmmaker Lee Groberg on the history of religious liberty in America, airs tonight at 7 on KUED as well as on hundreds of PBS affiliates across the country. Rob … Continue reading

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Spending our children’s inheritance

One of the gems in Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France is his description of the tradition threatened by the social engineering of the French Revolution as an “entailed inheritance derived to us from our forefathers, and to … Continue reading

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Celebrate Constitution with contest, concert, McCullough

On Monday, Sept. 17, we mark the 225th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution – the foundation, along with the Declaration of Independence, of the American republic. Of this remarkable and most significant document, William R. Gladstone, … Continue reading

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Independence declared with beauty and civility

  To prepare for our celebration of Independence Day, I took a minute to re-read the Declaration of Independence. One thing stood out especially to me as I read: The beauty and civility of the language of our forefathers in … Continue reading

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