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On the Moral Foundations of America

October 3, 2022

Of all that makes America – the subject of this symposium – nothing has been more crucial or consequential than our having constituted ourselves as a people on sound moral, political, and legal principles – the “self-evident truths” set forth in our Declaration of Independence and then instituted through our Constitution as corrected by the […]

Upcoming Webinar: The Constitutional Roots of a Divided America

February 3, 2022

“Gridlock… isn’t a bug in our system of government. It’s a feature. It’s built into the Constitution, and for good reason… The generation that wrote and ratified our basic law had just fought a long war to overthrow an oppressive government. They weren’t about to saddle themselves with one of their own making.”  — Roger Pilon, […]

Gridlock: From Liberty’s Shield to Sword for the Status Quo

January 6, 2020

On the list of complaints Americans have today about their federal government, gridlock sits near the top. Despite the campaign promises, election after election, little in Washington seems to get done. Immigration, entitlements, the federal debt and more – all cry out for attention. Is there a better, more basic example than Congress’s failure, year […]

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