Empire of Liberty: Political Bargaining

Excerpt from Michelle Orrego’s “Jeffersonian Democracy”, Chile State University Publishing, 2018 “You always had the people and now have the government on your side, so that the prospect is as favorable as could be wished. At the same time it must be admitted you have much trouble and difficulty to encounter.” ~ James Monroe   … More Empire of Liberty: Political Bargaining

Empire of Liberty: Double Edged Sword

Excerpt from the Minutes of Order Secretary Charles Pinckney, Palmhook, Jamaica; March 13, 1802. Order President Carleton convened the meeting at ten o’clock in the evening, March 13, 1802 at the estate of Palmhook belonging to Sentry Briggs. Sentry Briggs called the role. The following members were counted “present”: President Carleton, Warden Samuel Adams, Secretary … More Empire of Liberty: Double Edged Sword

Empire of Liberty: The Presidency of George Washington

“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” -George Washington Excerpt from Dr. Jack Bankston’s “The Founding Years”, University of New South Wales Press, 2017. III. The Presidency of George Washington Washington’s assumption of office was far different from the inaugurations we know today. The country was much smaller, the … More Empire of Liberty: The Presidency of George Washington

Empire of Liberty: The Bill of Rights

“I believe the founders understood the importance of the Bill of Rights, but I believe they understood its importance to a society comprised mostly of Anglo-French Christians. Not even Jefferson understood how universal, and important, those amendments would become to the world.” – Ali Abdel Qasir-ud-Dīn al-Albani Excerpt from Dr. Jack Bankston’s “The Founding Years”, … More Empire of Liberty: The Bill of Rights

Empire of Liberty: Federalists Versus Anti-Federalists

“Some nations are born and forged through the clashing of swords. Some are purely legal creations stemming from treaties and peaceful revolutions. The United States, unique amongst the nations, is probably the only to be born by the sword and forged by the pen.”  – Commodore Dr. Brooks Morgan  Excerpt from Dr. Jack Bankston’s “The … More Empire of Liberty: Federalists Versus Anti-Federalists