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Larry Arnn earned his graduate and doctorate degrees in government from the Claremont Graduate School. Dr. Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, discusses with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, how the Declaration of Independence and Constitution enrich our public life.
We hope you will take time out of your busy schedule to watch all five of these insightful segments.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
Larry Arnn and Our Founding Documents: Chapter 1 of 5
Dr. Larry Arnn discusses the Founders and the Declaration of Independence.
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By Dr. Larry P. Arnn
The 4th of July cover article of Time magazine claims that the Constitution is irrelevant.
As proof of its irrelevance, Time lists a dozen products of modern society inconceivable to the framers, including antibiotics, “sexting,” and Medicare. The Constitution’s only virtue, they say, is that it has many meanings and thus leaves us able to do whatever we want to do.
But not everything has changed since 1787. When it comes to ordering society under the rule of law, what is most important? Knowledge of “collateralized debt obligations” or knowledge of human nature? Continue reading →
Thomas Jefferson would be shocked and appalled if he could see what America has done to this grand experiment since he drafted the Declaration of Independence. On this 2011 Independence Day, Jefferson would not be celebrating our independence, but rather encouraging Americans to revolt once again.
America has compromised the Founding Fathers’ dreams of a limited federal government for a centralized federal government that is bloated, grossly ineffective, putridly expansive, irresponsible, tremendously expensive, and soullessly bureaucratisc. Continue reading →
….the freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers.
The story is often told that at the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 18, 1787, Mrs. Powell asked Benjamin Franklin as he emerged from the convention, “Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” “A republic, if you can keep it.”, responded Franklin.
More than two hundred and twenty years later, we still have many freedoms for which to be thankful. The blessings of liberty we have enjoyed due to the republic our forefathers designed have been envied by people all over the rest of the world, who have often risked life and limb to reach our shores and experience them.
by Art Helms
In a July, 2005 “Meet the Press” interview, Senator Richard Durbin stated that he would have “no litmus test” for Judge John Roberts’ confirmation hearings. But, when Tim Russert asked how he would react if Roberts could find no “right to privacy”, in the Constitution, the Senator stated “I would have to vote against him.” This is another example of the shifting sands of liberal thought. This “bob and weave” strategy is exactly what saddled America with the abominable Roe.
Supreme Court Justice, Harry Blackmun, could not find the right to privacy in the Constitution, either. In order to write his Roe v. Wade Majority Decision, he had to find it somewhere. Earlier, he had postulated that it could be found in the “penumbras and emanations” of the Bill of Rights.