Excerpts and Commentary

When the Boys Took George Washington Out to Party

By |January 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Books, Politics|Tags: , , |

When the arguing was done, and copies of the Constitution were being prepared for signing, the boys took George Washington out to celebrate at the nearby City Tavern. Apparently, it was quite a party, and we know this because someone saved the actual bar tab - seriously!

How to Understand the Constitution Without Really Trying

By |October 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Books, Politics|Tags: , , |

A constitution is a contract. It’s also a rule book. One could also describe it as an etiquette guide in which bad manners are answered with real consequences. In short, it outlines the expected behaviors of all parties involved in the consent-based government we discussed in the previous chapter.

The Great $5 Bill of Rights Robbery

By |October 4th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Books, Politics|Tags: , , |

There were fourteen original copies of the Bill of Rights, one for the federal government and one for each of the 13 original colonies. Only eight states still have their copies: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. One of those only recently reclaimed theirs.


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