William Jennings Bryan Revisited

National Review on Prosecutors

Tapping Trump to run again in 2024 may seem sensible, but Trump’s downward political trajectory looks eerily like William Jennings Bryan’s.

By SEAN-MICHAEL PIGEON July 9, 2021 6:30 AM

William Jennings Bryan gave one of the most important speeches in American political development 125 years ago today — on July 9, 1896. The Nebraskan’s Cross of Gold Speechis a watershed moment in American history…

Source: https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/07/william-jennings-bryan-revisited/

Stop surrendering education to the radical Left / A Fight for the History Books

Public education in America has all-too-often become a tool of those who wish to produce anti-citizens: those who wish to tear down the systems in the name of some higher or lower purpose. No society can survive this in the long term…

Source: Stop surrendering education to the radical Left


“We oppose attempts to ban critical race theory and/or The 1619 Project,” the National Education Association (NEA) said in a resolution late last week. At its 2021 annual meeting, America’s largest teachers’ union — and largest union of any kind — passed a slew of pro-CRT resolutions. They also approved “an already-created, in-depth study that critiques white supremacy, anti-Blackness, anti-Indigeneity, racism, patriarchy … capitalism … and other forms of power and oppression.” The resolutions amounted to a declaration of war on parent organizations that have sprouted up as sentinels against encroaching wokeness…

Source: A Fight for the History Books

NRL – Happy Independence Day!

I marvel at the wisdom of this country’s founding fathers.  As John Adams wrote to John Penn, another signer of the Declaration of Independence, on March 27, 1776, “It has been the will of Heaven that we should be thrown into existence at a period when the greatest philosophers and lawgivers of antiquity would have wished to live … a period when a coincidence of circumstances without example has afforded to thirteen colonies at once an opportunity of beginning government anew from the foundation and building…

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Celebrating America’s Birthday


When was America born? Was it when Jamestown was settled in 1607? When the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth in 1620? When the 13 colonies won the War of Independence from Great Britain in 1781? Today, revisionist historians and new progressive models claim that America was born when African slaves arrived in Virginia in 1619. While the American slave trade was tragic, immoral, and a grave human rights violation, it is inaccurate to say that the United States of America was founded on slavery…

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Inspiring American Stories for Your 4th of July

Every year on the Fourth—Independence Day—we remind ourselves of all that makes America what Lincoln called it, “the last best hope of earth.” This reminder is especially needful now. The Claremont Institute was founded over 40 years ago to teach Americans what it is about our country that makes it worth the last full measure of devotion. We have always thought this is the most important work in America.

On this Independence Day, I invite you to refresh your American Spirit and rededicate yourself to the American cause. Take a few minutes to listen to one or all of these stories by Claremont Institute Senior Fellow, Chris Flannery, about some of the things that make America the land we love:

1. How John Adams and Thomas Jefferson lived the spirit of 1776;  [Ep. 103]

2. Why in the course of human events, courageous men like Billy Fiske give their lives for their friends and the cause of freemen everywhere;  [Ep. 58]

3. How the Revolutionary and Founding generations did their heroic and historic part in giving us a legacy of freedom—to receive it, we need only to understand it and live up to it;  [Ep. 61]

4. Why the greatest respect Americans can show for the opinions of mankind—and the greatest benefit they can bestow upon themselves—is to continue to take responsibility for being the kind of self-governing people we invite all people to be; [Ep. 90]

5. Why George Washington, more than any of his contemporaries, was the necessary condition of American independence. [Ep. 16]

For more great stories every week, subscribe to The American Story for free on your preferred podcast platform. The American Story podcast comes out once a week, every Tuesday. Each episode is a 6-8 minute story about what makes America beautiful and worthy of love. If you’d like to learn more about these stories or how you might support them, please visit theamericanstorypodcast.org.

Thanks for listening—and for sharing these stories with family, friends, and fellow patriots.

Happy Fourth!
Ryan P. WilliamsPresident

3 Actions You Can Take to Preserve Freedom on Independence Day

3 Actions You Can Take to Preserve Freedom on Independence Day

...As Americans, we partake in a contract between the government and the governed, and there are certain responsibilities that come with that. Here are three examples of responsibility we should remember on Independence Day

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Democrats Still Won’t Allow Vote on Bill to Stop Infanticide, Protect Babies Born Alive After Abortion

Our government’s most sacred duty is to safeguard the right to life for all Americans, including the most vulnerable. That’s why pro-life leaders in Congress are demanding a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to ensure that every newborn receives equal care, no matter the circumstances of their birth…

Source: Democrats Still Won’t Allow Vote on Bill to Stop Infanticide, Protect Babies Born Alive After Abortion

Celebrating Founding Fathers Is ‘Structural Racism,’ National Archives Says

“The absurdity of the report speaks for itself”.

Celebrating Founding Fathers Is ‘Structural Racism,’ National Archives Says

In the name of “diversity, equity, and inclusion,” the National Archives’ task force has recommended drastic changes to how our founding documents and the Founding Fathers are presented to the public...

SOURCE: Celebrating Founding Fathers Is ‘Structural Racism

Evangelism, The Church, and Early Christian Ethics


In his book, The Patient Ferment of the Early Church, Alan Kreider makes the case that the substantial growth of Christianity from the resurrection of Christ through the 300’s was tied to the church’s emphasis on the patient ethical formation of believers. According to Kreider, there was no grand strategy of cultural influence nor any attempt to accommodate the worship service of the church to make outsiders feel more comfortable. Instead, the primary focus of church leadership was to see the habitus (habitual behavior) of Christ-followers formed so they were noticeably distinct in their moods, affections, and actions from their neighbors…

SOURCE: Evangelism, The Church, and Early Christian Ethics

Maryland’s Christian Founding … And What Happened Since?

American Minute with Bill Federer


On June 20, 1632, King Charles I of England granted a charter for the Colony of Maryland, named for his CATHOLIC wife, Queen Henrietta Maria, whose mother was the Queen of France, Marie de’ Medici, of the powerful Medici Italian banking dynasty…

CONTINUED AT SOURCE: Maryland’s Christian Founding