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 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

Why Scalia Matters

Another major decision by the court and another day of low hanging Scalia jokes to be picked from the tree of justice. No jurist in modern history has taken the brunt of criticism and media scorn than Justice Antonin Scalia. Even among the legal profession the Great Dissenter often draws groans and quips, especially among … More Why Scalia Matters