Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: “None are more Hopelessly Enslaved than Those who Falsely Believe They are Free.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  (28 Aug 1749 – 22 Mar 1832), a German writer and statesman wrote Elective Affinities. The title is taken from a scientific term once used to describe the tendency of chemical species to combine with certain substances or species in preference to others. The novel is based on the metaphor of human passions being governed or […]

Thomas Jefferson: “For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well organized and armed militia is their best security.”

Quote from the Eighth Annual Message to Congress, delivered by Thomas Jefferson on November 8, 1808: “For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well organized and armed militia is their best security.”

The Importation of Slaves into the United States was Prohibited

WE Americans live in a society awash in historical celebrations. The last few years have witnessed commemorations of the bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase (2003) and the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II (2005). Looming on the horizon are the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth (2009) and the sesquicentennial of the outbreak […]

Thomas Jefferson: “Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle.”

Thomas Jefferson in a Letter to John Norvell, June 11, 1807: “Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle.”    

Aaron Burr Indicted by a Grand Jury on Charges of Treason against the United States of America.

“I consider Burr as a man to be shunned … an unprincipled adventurer.” –James Monroe to James Madison, August 5, 1795 Given that nearly every day in 2018 several mainstream news outlets promote reasons why President Donald Trump should be tried for treason, the story of Aaron Burr, himself once a very popular politician, takes […]