History (page 6)

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    North Carolina’s Fight for a Bill of Rights

    It’s Constitution Week! This week we are celebrating the signing of the U.S. Constitution, our nation’s governing document. Each day, you will find a blog about constitutions in America. These blogs serve to educate on the thing that has historically defined government in the United States – the rule of…
    Brenee Goforth, September 20, 2019
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    How about a 1917 project?

    Katya Sedgwick responds in a Federalist column to the New York Times‘ new project to redefine American history. The New York Times’ 1619 Project is an ambitious attempt to rewrite American history as defined by slavery and racism. Yet it cherry-picks historic events and offers questionable interpretations. It…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2019
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    North Carolina as a Peacemaker at the Constitutional Convention

    It’s Constitution Week! This week we are celebrating the signing of the U.S. Constitution, our nation’s governing document. Each day, you will find a blog about constitutions in America. These blogs serve to educate on the thing that has historically defined government in the United States – the rule of…
    Brenee Goforth, September 18, 2019
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    How North Carolina made a revolutionary declaration constitutional law

    In North Carolina, the self-evident truths are not just undergirding and informing the thinking that produced the Constitution, they are a very part of it.
    Jon Sanders, September 17, 2019
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    What the Constitution Could Look Like: Amendments That Were Never Ratified

    It’s Constitution Week! This week we are celebrating the signing of the U.S. Constitution, our nation’s governing document. Each day, you will find a blog about constitutions in America. These blogs serve to educate on the thing that has historically defined government in the United States – the rule of…
    Brenee Goforth, September 17, 2019
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    Beto and the 1619 project

    Krystina Skurk writes for the Federalist about the potential danger tied to Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s embrace of a New York Times campaign. In Thursday night’s Democratic primary debate, candidate Beto O’ Rourke claimed that Americans should “mark the creation of this country not at the Fourth…
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that there’s no easy path for a budget veto override in the N.C. Senate. On Constitution Day, Jon Guze’s Daily Journal explains why that founding document was designed to protect the United States when its leaders are poised to do damage.
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2019
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    A new look at Locke

    Joseph Loconte writes for National Review Online about newly discovered writing from John Locke. In the summer of 1704, English philosopher John Locke began writing a response to a critic of his controversial treatise on religious freedom, A Letter Concerning Toleration (1689). It was, in fact, the third…
    Mitch Kokai, September 11, 2019