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US Declaration of Independence: Unprecedented Change to the World

Richard Henry Lee Resolution for Independence

On June 7, 1776 Virginia’s Richard Henry Lee stood up in the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia and offered a resolution that would forever change the course of American and world history. “Resolved: that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance […]

US Constitution’s Twelfth Amendment: Correcting a Founding Error

Aaron Burr

The Founders’ recognition of human failings drove creation of many constitutional institutions.  Powers were separated and sovereignty divided to protect against human tendencies to accumulate power.  Most institutions were designed with the flaws of humanity in mind. The Founders ignored these considerations of human nature in some instances and the results were mistakes. Among the mistakes was the system […]