Empire of Liberty: El Caballero de la Libertad

Excerpt from Hernán Álvarez’s “Los Grandes Americanos”, University of Bogotá Press, 2009. Chapter VII: Francisco de Miranda Francisco de Miranda stands alongside George Washington, Guy Carleton, Thomas Jefferson and Toussaint L’Ouverture among the historical giants of the Enlightenment Revolutions that occurred throughout the late 18th century into the early 19th. An idealist with dreams of … More Empire of Liberty: El Caballero de la Libertad

The Presidency of John Adams, Part II

Excerpt from Dr. Jack Bankston’s “The Founding Years”, University of New South Wales Press, 2017. The Haiti Question Initially the Adams administration only sought minor concessions from France. They sought an end to harassment on the high seas and the transfer of St. Pierre and Miquelon, the remaining Leeward Islands and Martinique. Haiti, Guiana and … More The Presidency of John Adams, Part II

Empire of Liberty: The Presidency of John Adams, Part I

“One question only shall be respectfully insinuated: whether equal laws, the result only of a balanced government, can ever be obtained and preferred without some signs or other of distinction and degree? We are told that our friends, the National Assembly of France, have abolished all distinctions. But be no deceived, my dear countrymen. Impossibilities … More Empire of Liberty: The Presidency of John Adams, Part I

Empire of Liberty: The War of the Second Coalition

Excerpt from Dr. Ernesto Guevera’s “A Brief History of War” Yale University Press, 1984 Military historians have some difficulty categorizing the Napoléonic Wars, often also referred to as the Coalitionary Wars. From the Peace of Westphalia through the Seven Years War the various conflicts over succession crises and imperialism, often described as “general wars” can … More Empire of Liberty: The War of the Second Coalition

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