The Church: A Regiment Gone AWOL

The unsung heroes of the American revolution were the colonial pastors. Without them, it’s safe to say that we would never have won our independence. According to The American Quarterly Register (1833), “As a body of men, the clergy were pre-eminent in their attachment to liberty. The pulpits of the land rang with the notes… Continue reading The Church: A Regiment Gone AWOL

Is your life more valuable than liberty?

236 years ago today, Patrick Henry delivered his famous “Liberty or Death” speech at the second Virginia Convention. The interesting thing about this speech – his most famous one – is that it was totally unplanned. He had no notes, no rehearsed phrases or planned anecdotes. Nothing but a heart and mind on fire for… Continue reading Is your life more valuable than liberty?

Why Government Shouldn’t Pay for Education

I’m going to take a radical position on the subject of education: government, ideally, should have no role in it. At all. Zero. Zilch. Before anyone starts labeling me as a libertarian, let me explain. Education: essential to liberty I’m going to skip the whole role-of-government argument (this time). The fact is that everyone knows education is important.… Continue reading Why Government Shouldn’t Pay for Education

Highlights from Patriot Academy 2010

I had the tremendous privilege to return to Patriot Academy this year, this time in company with two of my siblings, Jonathon and Priscilla. Patriot Academy is always such an inspiring, educational, and helpful event, and this year was one of the best. Here are some of the highlights of the week: 1. Priscilla’s Immigration… Continue reading Highlights from Patriot Academy 2010

On Our Nation’s Birthday

We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name and by the authority of the good people of these colonies solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of right… Continue reading On Our Nation’s Birthday