Monthly Archives: October 2017

To My Fellow Federalists

Many and various have been the arguments, in this new political era we find ourselves in, that we are experiencing the age of unprincipled movements, fueled by resentment and identity as opposed to values and ideals.  While I believe this sentiment is true about the loudest and most visible portions of our society, it is not the whole truth.  Hidden from the general coverage of media surrogates (both right and left), is an ever-growing list of principled and grassroots movements […]

To My Fellow Federalists

While we may not yet be able to see it, I believe the circumstances of our most recent presidencies have set the stage for an awakening of federalism. Federalism, as manifested in American constitutional government, is a multilateral system where limits and checks on power are more important than the exercise of power, and the rights and liberties of the people are more important than the risks those rights and liberties may place on society. Federalism is inherently optimistic in […]

A Profile in Virtue- George Washington

Civic and Republican Virtue were once the expectation and duty of an American citizen.  It is an unfortunate reality that such ideals are generally lost in modern American society.  Today, I will discuss a few of these virtues as demonstrated in the founding father, George Washington. Fidelity George Washington became our nation’s first Commander-In-Chief, perhaps, by way of a single gesture of fidelity and brotherhood which shocked the delegates of the Second Continental Congress.  While the war effort had already […]

A Time For Mourning, A Time For Freedom

In the fall of 1941, the Japanese empire attacked Pearl Harbor. President Franklin Roosevelt described December 7th, 1941 as “a day that will live in infamy.”  There is no denying that statement.  Shortly after this attack, Roosevelt ordered the deportation and incarceration of nearly 130,000 men, women, and children of Japanese descent.¹ They were stripped of their homes, their possessions, and their basic human rights and moved to camps in the center of the country.  The internment was meant to […]