Died on the 4th of July: Fisher Ames, Founding Father & arch-foe of Democracy

By |2019-04-04T11:23:42-05:00July 4th, 2013|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Conservatism, Federalist, Fisher Ames|Tags: |

I told a friend of mine I was going to write a profile on Fisher Ames. “Who?” he asked. “Fisher Ames. One of our Founding Fathers and a preeminent Federalist.” “And you’re writing a profile on him?” “Yep.” “Why?” “Well…he’s largely forgotten. And his brand of conservatism was actually conservative. You know, interestingly enough, he [...]