The American Constitution

How Much Ruin Do We Have Left?

By Victor David Hanson, National Review, April 22, 2021 We are learning how much will soon remain of what our ancestors bequeathed. As Americans know from their own illustrious history, any nation’s well-being hinges on only a few factors. Its prosperity, freedom, and overall stability... read more

Supreme Court Upholds Right of Christian Schools to Hire Christian Teachers

Micaiah Bilger, July 8, 2020 The U.S. Supreme Court handed down another victory for religious freedom Wednesday when it ruled that the government should not interfere in religious school decisions about who teaches their religion classes. Washington Examiner reports the court ruled 7-2 in... read more
“I could lose my business and life savings simply because I declined to celebrate and participate in a sacred event that violates my faith,” Barronelle Stutzman says. (Photo: Alliance Defending Freedom)

Christian Florist Will Appeal to the Supreme Court in Same-Sex Wedding Dispute

By Kevin Daley, Daily Signal, June 07, 2019 A florist who refused to create floral arrangements for a same-sex wedding will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after a Washington state court ruled Thursday that she violated the state’s civil rights law. The case presents the high court with... read more

Paris Statement Defends Old Europe and Its Values

BY REV. JAMES V. SCHALL, S.J., OCTOBER 16, 2017 “Our beloved home will not be fulfilled with the European Union. The real Europe is, and always will be, a community of nations, at once insular, sometimes fiercely so, and yet united by a spiritual legacy that, together, we debate, develop,... read more

Archbishop Gomez: American missionaries are the overlooked US founders

Washington D.C., Oct 3, 2017 (CNA/EWTN News).- During the annual Red Mass marking a new term of the U.S. Supreme Court, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said that early American missionaries should be honored among the founding fathers of the United States. “A nation conceived under God and... read more


By Nancy Thorner, August 23, 2017 Just how did a group of thinkers and activists in the 1700s come up with a cherished document that launched a revolution and developed into a dream? Lawyer David J. Shestokas, a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute, shared some of the surprising answers... read more

Pope Benedict XVI on American “Exceptionalism”

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI TO THE BISHOPS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON THEIR "AD LIMINA" VISIT Thursday, 19 January 2012 . . . One of the most memorable aspects of my Pastoral Visit to the United States was the opportunity it afforded me to reflect on America’s historical... read more

Taken for a Ride? Islam and Religious Liberty

BY WILLIAM KILPATRICK, MARCH 27, 2017 President Erdogan, who is rapidly turning Turkey into a Caliphate, once said that “Democracy is just the train we board to reach our destination.” Is religious liberty also a train that Islamists ride until they reach their stop? That’s an... read more

Choose Life: Defund Abortion-Centric Planned Parenthood

Written By Tami Jackson America is unique in all the world and in all of history. This constitutional republic declared her independence from Britain officially in July, 1776, with the Declaration of Independence defining the purpose of government: We hold these truths to be self-evident,... read more

Why We Use Electoral College, Not Popular Vote

By Jarrett Stepman  / November 07, 2016 The Electoral College remains in place over two centuries after the framers of the Constitution empowered it to select presidents. Though occasionally maligned, this system of electing a chief executive has been incredibly successful for the American... read more

Colin Kaepernick’s Clumsy Caper

Written By Laurie Higgins   |   08.30.16 Colin Kaepernick, NFL quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, has generated a dust-up over his refusal to stand during the “Star Spangled Banner.” Kaepernick said “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses... read more