What Makes America Great (Pt 5/6): American Political Philosophy and Ideals

The Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights have inspired the world.  Perhaps the greatest contribution the U.S. has made to humanity is American political philosophy and ideals. A Foundation of a Written Constitution The U.S. government is built on the bedrock foundation - the supreme law of a written constitution. James Madison, the … Continue reading What Makes America Great (Pt 5/6): American Political Philosophy and Ideals

Ingenious James Madison and the Birth of the Constitution

There is a serious lack of education and understanding about the inspiring founding of the United States. Most American's don't even know that James Madison is the "Father of the Constitution" and "Father of the Bill of Rights." Thomas Jefferson, the "Father of the Declaration of Independence," proclaimed: "If a nation expects to be ignorant … Continue reading Ingenious James Madison and the Birth of the Constitution

James Madison: Master of Compromise

James Madison justifiably earned the titles of “Father of the Constitution” and “Father of the Bill of Rights.” He was a true statesman. He always put the interests of the country first and foremost. He demonstrated, time and time again, that nothing is accomplished in government without compromise. The Constitution was the product of compromises The … Continue reading James Madison: Master of Compromise

America: Democracy or Republic?

I have been bemused by the ongoing debate in the social media whether America is a “Democracy” or a “Republic”? Naturally, “Democrats” argue for a “Democracy,” and “Republicans” argue for a “Republic.”  “I pledge allegiance ... to the Republic for which is stands.” Both sides are right, and both sides are wrong. America is neither … Continue reading America: Democracy or Republic?