The Last of the Romans: Charles Carroll of Carrollton

By |2020-09-18T16:15:55-05:00June 14th, 2016|Categories: American Founding, Bradley J. Birzer, Charles Carroll, Declaration of Independence, Featured|

The last living signer of the Declaration of Independence, Charles Carroll assumed the role of republican and conservative revolutionary, representing in his old age the end of a period in history. The last of the American signers of the Declaration of Independence to pass from this world, Charles Carroll of Carroll was also one [...]

History of States’ Rights, 1774-1817

By |2020-01-02T12:11:45-06:00February 7th, 2013|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Bradley J. Birzer, Charles Carroll, Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Featured, Federalist Papers, Forrest McDonald|

On the eve of the American Revolution, most American thinkers had embraced the idea of all rights (and, therefore, sovereignty) being inherited.[1] Americans, as brothers and descendents of Englishmen, were entitled to the rights inherited from the English through the development of Anglo-Saxon common law and through the several political battles, such as those witnessed [...]

A Warm Friend of Toleration: Charles Carroll and Religious Freedom

By |2020-09-18T16:03:27-05:00August 19th, 2012|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Catholicism, Charles Carroll, Christendom, Stephen M. Klugewicz|

By enshrining the principle of religious freedom in Maryland’s constitution, Charles Carroll hoped to better the prospects of Catholics like himself. Indeed, he saw toleration as the only logical policy for governments to adopt. Designing and selfish men invented religious tests to exclude from posts of profit and trust their weaker or more conscientious [...]

Charles Carroll, the Catholic Founder: An Interview with Dr. Bradley J. Birzer

By |2013-12-03T21:39:36-06:00March 1st, 2012|Categories: American Cicero, American Founding, American Republic, Books, Bradley J. Birzer, Charles Carroll, Religion, Republicanism|Tags: , |

by Carl Olson Dr. Bradley J. Birzer is the author of Sanctifying the World: The Augustinian Life and Mind of Christopher Dawson and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth. In this interview he talks with Carl E. Olson, editor of Ignatius Insight, about his most recent book, American Cicero: The Life of Charles Carroll. Ignatius Insight: Why a book about [...]

American Cicero: The Life of Charles Carroll

By |2019-11-14T15:51:54-06:00August 25th, 2011|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Audio/Video, Bradley J. Birzer, Charles Carroll|

An excellent lecture by Dr. Brad Birzer on "Charles Carroll: American Cicero." All patriots should know about Carroll's role in the establishment of the American Republic. We hope you will join us in The Imaginative Conservative community. The Imaginative Conservative is an on-line journal for those who seek the True, the Good and the Beautiful. We [...]

A Church of Their Own: Early American Catholics and Rome

By |2015-11-23T17:46:54-06:00July 5th, 2011|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Charles Carroll, Religion, Stephen M. Klugewicz|

John Carroll statue at Georgetown University Defeated in his plan to have the selection of American bishops conform to the republican mores of the United States, Carroll moved ahead with his efforts to Americanize the Church. Carroll wanted to ensure that the Catholic Church in America would be sensitive to Protestant and [...]

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