Benjamin Franklin

A Republic – Can We Keep It?

September 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

September 17 is Constitution Day, and as required by federal law, all public school teachers – regardless of the subject they are trained to teach – must teach their students about the U.S. Constitution. I teach American History and Civics.  I spend a lot of time talking with my students about the Constitution, but my Constitution Day assignment might appear very basic (and not very different from last year’s [Read More ... ]

Liberty is Too Dear – Stand Now for Principles of Liberty

January 15, 2015 // 2 Comments

Americans would do well to learn from the Founding Fathers what makes good government.  Unfortunately, for those of us who love America and who love the ideas the Founding Fathers embraced – the Principles of Liberty – we see all too clearly that America will learn at a price too dear, and too late, what is necessary for good government.  That is unless we wake up those around us before it is all too late.  Just the [Read More ... ]