Tag: George Washington

Dr. Ron Nate: Our Divine Constitution and Our Personal Responsibility

Dr. Ron Nate, a Senior Fellow at the Madison Liberty Institute, explains the significance of September 17th and the Constitution. Ron NateRon is a professor of economics at BYU-Idaho and an Idaho state representative (LD.34). He specializes in applied microeconomics, public economics, quantitative methods, the economics of education, poverty economics, and public choice. He has…

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Thanksgiving in October?

The fall has arrived, Halloween is coming, Thanksgiving on its heels, then, before we know it, Christmas will be here. Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July are my two favorite holidays because they are about people – families, neighbors, fellow-countrymen, and the human race at large. You don’t have to worry about shopping for presents…

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Our Incomparable Constitution

On the occasion of the commemoration of the signing of the Constitution, on 17 September 1787, some 232 years ago, we pause to remember the significance of that event and its implications for modern patriots. The American colonists had been gathering to this continent, starting with the establishment of Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English…

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The Father of the American Navy

The Story of Virtue and Honor! On this day, September 13, 1803, the man many consider the Father of the American Navy, dies. John Barry, of Wexford, Ireland, was a Revolutionary War hero who refused to betray his adopted country even when bribed by the British. This is his story. The British Navy ruled the…

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The First U.S. Patent

On this day,  July 31, 1790, the very first American patent, which was signed by George Washington, was issued to Samuel Hopkins for a process of making potash, an ingredient used in fertilizer. Abraham Lincoln believed that the invention of the printing press, the discovery of  America, and the American patent system brought about the…

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The Weaknesses of the Articles

George Washington, the man who went through Valley Forge, called the period under the Articles the worst time in America’s history. Why did these fail? In their opposition to monarchy, Americans forgot something vital. What was it? Understanding this will help us better understand the Constitution’s call for a “more perfect union.”   Listen to…

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Gen. Washington orders the Declaration of Independence read to the troops

On this day, July 9, 1776, General George Washington orders that the Declaration of Independence is to be read to the troops. General Orders, 9 July 1776 Headquarters, New York …The Honorable the Continental Congress, impelled by the dictates of duty, policy and necessity, having been pleased to dissolve the Connection which subsisted between this…

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