About Ryan Walters

Ryan Walters is an author and historian. He holds a bachelor and master’s degree in American history from the University of Southern Mississippi. He writes columns for the Laurel Leader Call newspaper in Laurel, Mississippi, and for the Right Side Online, some of which have appeared on Townhall.com. He is the author of The Last Jeffersonian: Grover Cleveland and the Path to Restoring the Republic.

A Miscarriage of Justice? The Trial of Mary Surratt

By |2017-07-06T20:11:59-05:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: Abraham Lincoln, American Republic, Civil War, History, Justice, South|

Whether or not Mary Surratt participated in the conspiracy to kill Abraham Lincoln will never be known with certainty. But we can judge definitively the manner in which federal authorities obtained her conviction, and ultimately her execution… “Passion governs, and she never governs wisely,” wrote Benjamin Franklin to Joseph Galloway in 1775.[1] Wise words from [...]

Jeffersonianism & the Roots of American Conservatism

By |2019-05-14T17:29:08-05:00November 4th, 2016|Categories: Alexander Hamilton, American Founding, History, Thomas Jefferson|

What is true conservatism? That question, more than anything else, is the argument raging in the Republican Party today–one side fully represented in the party’s establishment wing, while the other resides in the hearts of true patriots at the grassroots, those who carry the American Revolution’s sacred fire of liberty. Yet most true conservatives may [...]

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