Founding Fathers on Townhall

Mark W. Hendrickson - Sun Apr 28

Sunday, April 28, marks the 255th anniversary of President James Monroe’s birth in 1758. ... more

Bradley Abramson - Thu Apr 11

In the American Declaration of Independence, our Founding Fathers proclaimed that we are endowed by our Creator with the unalienable right to the pursuit of happiness. ... more

Terry Jeffrey - Wed Mar 27

The old adage that one lie leads to another is never more apparent than when modern American public officials deal with issues arising from sexual immorality. ... more

Chuck Norris - Tue Mar 26

It's Holy Week, but what's not so holy is the assault on religious liberty in the U.S. ... more

Brett Harvey - Sat Mar 16

Since the 1950s the Longview, Wash. City Council has opened its public meetings with prayer, as Congress has done for 239 years. But fear of a lawsuit from groups like the ALCU has caused the mayor to tell the local ministerial association that it is “not acceptable” for ministers who volunteer to give a Christian prayer that refers to Jesus. ... more

Chuck Norris - Tue Feb 19

Many conservatives point to great modern men and leaders, such as Ronald Reagan, as models we can follow, and I concur with their sentiments. But I think the best leaders lived long ago, during the founding of our republic, away from the limelight and luster of today's politics and Washington drama. ... more

Daniel Doherty - Tue Feb 12

Chuck Norris - Tue Feb 12

In the past few weeks, I've highlighted ways we can reduce violent crime in the U.S. But I've saved the best and most powerful solutions for last because they work from the inside out. ... more

Rich Galen - Mon Feb 11

Washington, DC is awash in activity surrounding the President's State of the Union address tomorrow night at nine Eastern time ... more

Caleb Dalton - Fri Feb 8

Not content with government “of the people, by the people, and for the people,” some have brought their case for same-sex “marriage” to the courts and asked them to overturn the policy of states such as California—where the people voted to affirm man-woman marriage’s benefits to society, not just once, but twice in an eight-year span. ... more

Laura Hollis - Mon Feb 4

American society’s schizophrenic attitudes about business could be the subject of a book. (Perhaps multiple volumes.) For example, in the months leading up to the 2012 presidential election, we heard constantly about the need to create jobs and bring down unemployment. And yet, media coverage and Hollywood depictions of business only reinforce the popular fiction that business owners are little more than greedy exploitative bloodsuckers (whose enterprises apparently exist for the sole purpose of being gouged for taxes to be spent by profligate lawmakers with no sense of their own fiscal responsibility). ... more

Chuck Norris - Tue Jan 29

Who isn't sickened by the moral decay and heinous acts of violence across our country? My heart and prayers continue to go out to victims everywhere. But do gun bans -- such as the one proposed this past week by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., which would outlaw 120 specific firearms -- curb violent crime? ... more

Pat Buchanan - Fri Jan 25

"Second Term Begins With a Sweeping Agenda for Equality," ran the eight-column banner in which The Washington Post captured the essence of Obama's second inaugural. ... more

Paul Greenberg - Thu Jan 3

It may be a distinction to become a verb, but not necessarily a welcome one. Look under Boycott, Captain Charles C. A land agent, he found himself shunned -- boycotted -- after he attempted to raise the rents of Irish tenant farmers who worked the fields of an absentee English lord. Or see Crapper, Thomas. He held at least three patents on improvements to the flush toilet, a useful and sanitary innovation that revolutionized plumbing systems worldwide. ... more

Walter E. Williams - Wed Jan 2

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, said: "The British are not coming. ... We don't need all these guns to kill people." Lewis' vision, shared by many, represents a gross ignorance of why the framers of the Constitution gave us the Second Amendment. ... more

Andrew Davis - Thu Dec 20

America, we are in a time of crisis. And, meaningful action must be taken before another life is lost. That time for action is now. ... more

Armstrong Williams - Tue Dec 4

Often when someone nears the end of life, they begin to contemplate their lives and recognize that of all the things they've accumulated, all the accolades that have been bestowed upon them, nothing is as valuable as life itself: there is nothing that should be protected more than life itself. ... more

Antony Davies - Fri Nov 30

In the two-hundred weekly polls that Rasmussen Reports has conducted over the past four years, 65 percent of Americans have said that the country is moving in the wrong direction. Not once in four years has a majority of Americans said that the country was moving in the right direction. Both parties are responsible for driving us to the edge of the fiscal cliff and Americans are now realizing that neither party knows what to do to fix our problems. ... more

Ken Blackwell - Thu Nov 29

There’s an old story from the Jewish shetls of Eastern Europe. There was a singing contest among the animals. The Nightingale loses, despite her lovely singing voice. Looking down on the jury, she sees the grunting wild pigs. She weeps, not because she lost, she says. “But see who my judges are!” ... more

Randall DeSoto - Sat Nov 24

Winston Churchill once quipped you can “trust the American people to do the right thing after they have tried everything else.” His observation touches on a recurring theme in United States history: major political change is often preceded by a decade long learning curve. This pattern can be seen from the Founding era up to the election of 2012. ... more

Oliver North - Fri Nov 2

When Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Livingston and Roger Sherman sat down to draft the Declaration of Independence, they began with a "Bill of Particulars" against King George III. They accused the monarch of "repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States." Now, 236 years later, "We the People" are about to decide whom we should hire as our chief executive and commander in chief. It's an appropriate time to review the grievances of our Founding Fathers -- and examine the offenses committed by our present head of state. ... more

Ed Feulner - Wed Sep 19

This Sept. 17 marked the 225th anniversary of the signing of the nation’s second great founding document: the Constitution that provides Americans with limited government. Constitution Day never became a day off from work, and it’s hardly marked with pomp and circumstance. ... more

Michael Youssef - Sun Sep 2

The Old Testament prophets dealt with corruption and godlessness in Israel and Judah. And God had to punish the people for their sins and for breaking the covenant that had been established between themselves and Yahweh. ... more

Terry Jeffrey - Wed Aug 1

To find the heart of San Francisco, you need to head south of Market Street, not to the Castro District teeming with people who very publicly define themselves by the perverse acts in which they engage, but to the Mission District. ... more

Chuck Norris - Tue Jul 24

Who wasn't shocked and disheartened by yet another tragic mass shooting, this time in Aurora, Colo.? Like millions of Americans, my wife, Gena, and I send our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the victims of this murderous spree and their families. ... more