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Monarchy and the Fight for Freedom

by Guy Walker

Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush are leading most polls these days. And news broadcasters are already discussing with what seems to be a real interest in the banality of it all, sitting around their florescent roundtables, candidly sipping their coffee in between the great points they make on whether or not Hillary’s blue suit was an intenerate attempt of the spectacle to attract the male subconscious, or if it was just something she put on. 1,866 more words

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RUSSELL BERMAN: Is the Democratic Party Abandoning Jefferson and Jackson?

The Atlantic — Connecticut, Missouri, and Georgia have dropped the slave-owning presidents from their annual fund-raising dinners, and many more states could follow suit.

The Democratic Party is on the hunt for a new pair of fathers. 119 more words


Tennessee, Arkansas democrats discuss renaming Jackson Day events

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The chairwoman of the Tennessee Democratic Party wants to begin a discussion about whether to keep naming an annual fundraiser after former President Andrew Jackson… 218 more words


Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées

The Arc de Triomphe sits up the hill along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. First-time visitors to Paris really should visit both of these sites. As it turned out, I was staying in an… 153 more words

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What Role Did Banks Play at the Turn of the 18th Century?

“When the Bank of the United States was chartered in 1791, there were only four state banks; but since then their numbers had grown and were continuing to grow dramatically, twenty-eight by 1800, eighty-seven by 1811, and 246 by 1816. 580 more words


What Changes Did Jefferson Make to the National Government?

“The Republicans in fact meant to have an insignificant national government. The federal government, Jefferson declared in his first message to Congress in 1801, was ‘charged with the external and mutual relations only of these states.’ All the rest—the ‘principal care of our persons, our property, and our reputation, constituting the great field of human concerns’—were to be left to the states, which Jefferson thought were the best governments in the world… The inherited Federalist governmental establishment was small even by eighteenth-century European standards… Nevertheless, in Jefferson’s eyes, this tiny federal bureaucracy had become ‘too complicated, too expensive,’ and 411 more words


What is Jeffersonian Republicanism?

“Not only were the Republicans opposed to traditional monarchies with their bloated executives, high taxes, oppressive debts, and standing armies and in favor of republics with the least government possible, but they also dreamed of a world different from any that had ever existed, a world of democratic republics in which the scourge of war would at last be eliminated and peace would reign among all nations… Believing that most of the evils afflicting human beings in the past had flowed from the abuses of inflated political establishments, Jefferson and the Republicans in 1800 deliberately set about to carry out what they rightly believed was the original aim of the Revolution: to reduce the 312 more words