The Declaration of Independence was formed by the representatives of American liberty from thirteen States of the confederacy—twelve of which were slave holding communities. We need not discuss the way or the reason of their becoming slave holding communities.
A striking scene from the movie Lincoln (2012) in which Lincoln and his Cabinet discuss the legality of the Emancipation Proclamation and the necessity of a Constitutional amendment banning slavery. This was the way Lincoln’s mind worked. He was
Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We, of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will
Thomas Lincoln and Abraham Lincoln did not have an idyllic father and son relationship. They were vastly different men, and most historians have focused on those differences, and the estrangement that grew between them after Abraham Lincoln reached adulthood. What
Time after time in Supreme Court history we see what a bad idea lifetime appointments to the highest Court is. Age, and the infirmities that inevitably accompany it, sooner of later fell even the brightest of Justices. Unfortunately too many
(The American Catholic will observe its tenth anniversary in October. We will be reposting some classic TAC posts of the past. This post is from October 13, 2010. The above video is a new addition to the post.) My