The most fundamental reason that voters cannot elect officials who will represent them is that political parties dictate the voter’s options. George Washington warned us of the danger of factions in his Farewell Address.
Founding Fathers articles on Democracy Chronicles
The Founding Fathers were political leaders and statesmen who participated in the American Revolution by signing the Declaration of Independence and establishing the Constitution. Also see our articles on revolutionary Thomas Paine.
Why is our political infrastructure a shambles that produces so few trustworthy candidates for public office? The answer lays in the foundation of democracy and the edifice we’ve built on that foundation.
Freedoms in the First Amendment include the freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and the right to petition the government.
The fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton loaned some family heirlooms, including a ring that has a lock of his hair, to the Museum of the American Revolution.
The President is uniquely powerful — but not above the law. Click to learn about the expansion and limits of presidential power and its impact on American people.
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants to end a constitutional right that automatically grants citizenship to any baby born in the United States.
Just one in three Americans can pass a multiple choice exam featuring questions taken from the U.S. Citizenship Test, according to a recent survey.
Not long ago in the American republic, information was less chaotic — or, at least, seemed to be. Newspapers appeared reliably on stoops every morning.
Our political system in the U.S. failed, not because of our Constitution, but because we allowed those “cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men” to build the party-based monstrosity that controls us.
40 years after working on the impeachment of Richard Nixon, former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman is back on the case with a book: “The Case for Impeaching Trump.”