June 21, 2013
On June 14, I keynoted a conference on the American Founding. The conference was sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, an educational and publishing non-profit that focuses on civic education for college students.
The keynote included six crucial facts about the framing and ratification of our Constitution:
First: The Constitution was the product of careful application of the wisdom of thousands of years. The Framers took lessons from the Judeo-Christian tradition, classical Greece and Rome, the experiences of early modern Europe, and the centuries-long process by which Englishmen resisted authoritarian government and memorialized their victories in written documents.