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Lincoln at Gettysburg Renews American Proposition: All Men are Created Equal

James Wilson, a founding father from Pennsylvania, once said that “[l]aw and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge.” Abraham Lincoln understood this well.  A student of America, the Declaration of Independence and the country’s first principles, law and liberty were objects of Lincoln’s […]

Treason: The Only Crime Defined in the US Constitution

The commitment of America’s Founders to the rule of law appears in many elements of the Constitution. The fact that Treason is the only crime defined[1] in the Constitution is among those elements. Article III, Section 3 provides that: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering […]