History Matters

“We’ve seen a force that would shatter our nation rather than share it, would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy. And this effort very nearly succeeded. But while democracy can be periodically delayed, it can never be permanently defeated.

In this truth, in this faith, we trust. For while we have our eyes on the future, history has its eyes on us.” – Amanda Gorman

We Are Not Enemies

The United States in 1861 was even more divided than we are today. Abraham Lincoln, running on the Republican platform of no expansion of slavery, won the presidency without one Southern vote (he was not on the ballot in Southern States). Before his inauguration,...

Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death!

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death" Speech To...

The Declaration of Independence

From the HBO mini-series John Adams, the final act of declaring independence from Britain. Think about the courage inherent in pledging their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to go up against the world’s superpower. Then imagine how craven we would have to be to not...