Tag: Founders

  • Without Virtue There Can Be No Liberty

    July 21, 2018 By: J. David Gowdy Originally published at the Washington Jefferson Madison Institute To our Founding Fathers, it was obvious, or “self-evident,” that self-government, or a democratic republic, could only be perpetuated by the self-governed.  Reflecting these precepts, a contemporary German writer to the Founders, J. W. von Goethe, stated: “What is the best […]

  • How Should We Teach the Constitution?

    June 25, 2018 Thomas Jefferson’s last great dream was to found a public university in Virginia.  Beginning with his first concept in 1800, and after the investment of much of his personal time, money and labor, and lobbying to the state legislature with the valuable assistance of several influential friends, the University of Virginia was […]