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  • Defending the Constitution: Why the Founders couldn’t abolish slavery

    Defending the Constitution: Why the Founders couldn’t abolish slavery0

    • April 4, 2021

    Before criticizing the Founders, w]e must understand the choice they faced: (1) tolerating a vile institution that was (then) dying anyway or (2) consigning the American continent to perpetual warfare at a cost of millions of lives and incalculable misery.

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  • Ebenezer Hazard: Forgotten Founder

    Ebenezer Hazard: Forgotten Founder0

    • December 6, 2016

    An earlier version of this article first appeared in Townhall.com. When we celebrate leading American founders such as George Washington and James Madison, we sometimes overlook their talented colleagues. One of these was Ebenezer Hazard. As postmaster general under the Articles of Confederation, he helped bind the country together. As a historical editor, he preserved precious

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  • The Great Forgetting0

    • February 26, 2012

    The Constitution was created in a special legal environment. The Founders were raised with a particular educational canon. They also had certain common experiences. During the 19th century, important details about those matters began to slip away. Constitutional law forgot them. In other words, information crucial to understanding 18th century words was lost during the 19th

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