Thomas Jefferson

COMMENTARY

The American founders didn’t believe your sacred freedom means you can do whatever you want

BY: - October 28, 2021

By Maurizio Valsania, Università di Torino President Joe Biden has mandated vaccines for a large part of the American workforce, a requirement that has prompted protest from those opposed to the measure. Meanwhile, a similar move in New York City to enforce vaccinations has resulted in more than a dozen businesses’ being fined for flouting […]

A brief history of presidents snubbing their successors – and why the founders favored civility instead

BY: - November 19, 2020

It’s beyond dispute: Donald Trump won’t go down in history as a model of civility. Examples of his bad manners abound. When he gave his first inaugural speech, the president craftily avoided any nod to his defeated opponent, Hillary Clinton, or to the other half of the electorate. Then he started embarrassing foreign leaders during […]