If we want to protect our rights, we would do well to remember why the American Founders designed our constitutionally limited government as they did.
The U.S. government’s total public debt outstanding has nearly reached $22.6 trillion with two weeks left to go in the government’s 2019 fiscal year.
How was the fundamental principle of American government transformed from liberty to democracy?
Almost two centuries ago Tocqueville observed that the “political world is metamorphosed [and] new remedies must henceforth be sought for new disorders.”
On this Fourth of July, Americans are polarized even on the merits of the nation’s Independence.
Blight, the Yale historian, is hardly unique in his misrepresentation of the classical liberal tradition.
The ideology of Democracy legitimizes the actions of democratic government by validating them as being approved by the people.
Are you now, or have you ever been, a supporter of the right of parents to choose their children’s schools? Then you’re a school choice deplorable. At least, that’s what some school choice opponents want us to believe. It’s no secret that President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are long-time school choice supporters....
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Fifty years ago today (July 23, 1967), the largest urban riot of the 1960s rocked Detroit for five days (July 23-28). An encounter with the police (shutting down an illegal after-hours bar), sparked looting and arson on a scale far surpassing the riots that had burned in other American cities. While such riots often started with incidents involving law enforcement, the police were ordered—again and again—to stand down and let a small minority of African Americans loot property of small business owners (both black and white).
The Detroit Riot marked a turning point in how American policymakers dealt with race. The classical liberal tradition of civil rights, with its emphasis on rule of law and equal protection (regardless of race) gave way to policies that purposely treated minorities as “protected categories” deserving of treatment not accorded other citizens.
Last week I had the pleasure of speaking about the future of school choice at an event hosted in Washington, DC, by the Independent Women’s Forum, featuring The Heritage Foundation’s Lindsey Burke and SAVE President Edward Bartlett. The core issue of this public policy debate is not about money. It’s about competing visions over...
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