Luther Martin of Maryland & the Constitutional Convention

By |2020-05-14T16:25:17-05:00September 16th, 2017|Categories: Alexander Hamilton, American Founding, American Republic, Constitution, Featured, George Mason, George Washington, History, John Marshall|

Luther Martin understood human nature with a genius of sheer power, foresight, and brilliance. He believed that there can be no union without subsidiarity because without it, governments run with the cyclical and typical tyrannies of humankind. Forgotten Founder, Drunken Prophet, The Life of Luther Martin, by Bill Kauffman (Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2008) “Happiness is [...]

The Marriage of Rights and Duties

By |2019-10-03T11:25:59-05:00February 17th, 2012|Categories: American Republic, Constitution, George Mason, Politics, RAK, Russell Kirk|Tags: |

In 1755, the year when there began the French and Indian Wars, George Mason, gentleman freeholder, commenced the building of Gunston Hall. Ever since I was a boy I have come upon pictures of this lovely house, at once homely and eye-catching; I have longed to visit it; and at last here I am, aged [...]

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