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

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 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

Empire of Liberty: A Republic, If You Can Keep It

Previous Chapter: A Rocky Start “We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States … More Empire of Liberty: A Republic, If You Can Keep It