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Celebrating Independence Day and the Genius of America’s Founding

It is right that we take stock of the great genius of our nation’s founding as we celebrate our Independence Day holiday.

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As we gather across the nation to celebrate our Declaration of Independence and the founding of our country on Independence Day, it is right that we take stock of the great genius of our nation’s founding.

There has never, ever been a nation like the United States because the United States was the first country actually invented on a specific set of ideals.

The US didn’t just evolve by happenstance, by dint of geography, or centuries of bloodlines. The U.S. was actually a crafted ideal based first on the English Constitution and English Common law as written by Jurists such as Sir Edward Cooke and William Blackstone. But the genius of those great jurists was supplemented with the classic Roman and Greek philosophers along with more recent works by philosophers such as Montesquieu, Adam Smith, John Locke, and others of the French and Scottish Enlightenment.

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America was based on the idea that the whole of the people would be educated and enlightened on the principles of the founding and would put their mind to the improvement of the country. Not just for selfish needs but for virtuous ones.

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And virtue was the key principle.

The founders expected all Americans, from the lowest stable boy to the richest merchant, to carry on his daily duties with the needs of the community and the nation in mind at a level just as important as personal need.

The idea of serving the country virtuously is why the founders used pen names to write their famous tracts illuminating the world on American principals. It was because it was considered gauche to seek fame and power for personal aggrandizement. One was supposed to serve at the will of his fellows, not seek it in order to lord over everyone else.

This is also why few candidates straight up campaigned for office in the USA all the way until McKinley in 1900. It was considered a breach of good taste to go about forcing oneself on the voters.

But the founders didn’t just assume everyone would be the best they can be at all times. Our founders understood that we are all sinners and we will often fail to reach our lofty goals. That is why they created a government that had its powers divided up among several competing branches and hammered out the world’s first fully written Constitution that placed limits on power to keep flawed men from abusing their positions.

This was also why it was assumed that leaders would rise from the bulk of the people for a time then retire back to their lives and not make a career out of politics. These were the ideals Americans strove to live. Service, not naked ambition and a government that checked that power ti keep it from being abused.

Sadly we’ve lost this nod to public virtue and this understanding that our government is one of limited, enumerated powers. We now have office seekers that self-enrichment not public service first in their minds. We now have politicians who imagine that government should lead the people, not the other way around.

So, on this Independence Day (and it isn’t “July Fourth.” We don’t celebrate a number we celebrate an action; Independence) let us redouble our efforts to bring back public virtue, not just in public office, but throughout the land.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.

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Adorable New Conservative Book with Anti-Trans Message Teaches Kids that ‘Elephants are Not Birds’

A new conservative children’s book is looking to keep the woke out of story time with a new anti-transgender theme.

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A new conservative children’s book is looking to keep the woke out of story time with a new anti-transgender theme. Brae Books has published its new book for the kiddos entitled, Elephants are Not Birds, that tells kids that you are what you are biologically. According to the website, Brave Books offers parents “a conservative alternative to the current cultural activism that our children are being taught in schools, in the entertainment they watch and the books they read.” Company CEO Trent Talbot said he was driven to create the new book line when he noticed that “that there is a real war going on for the hearts and minds of our kids. And everywhere I looked was propaganda,” the New York Post reported. Per the paper: An ophthalmologist by trade, Talbot pointed to Ibram X. Kendi’s picture book, “Antiracist Baby,” which urges parents and kids to “make equity a reality,” as content that needs a counterpoint. “Once my eyes were open I was seeing it everywhere and I couldn’t unsee it,” Talbot said. “I thought there was a need for books that could help parents teach the values they hold dear.” Brave Books’ first offering is called “Elephants are Not Birds,” the story of an elephant named Kevin who likes to sing, and then is convinced by a vulture — named Culture — that he warbles so well, he must actually be a bird. Brave Books also made the decision to to refuse to do business with Amazon.com and will sell their wares only on their website. The Post added: Other planned books include, “The Island of Free Ice Cream” by former OAN anchor Jack Posobiec, which will tackle Communism. The company is also courting Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas), to write “Fame, Blame, and the Raft of Shame” about…

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WATCH: Top 10 Foot-In-Mouth Moments From Joe Biden’s CNN Town Hall

Biden’s CNN town hall answers were strange. They were a combination of dementia affected, stupidity, callousness, and/or just plain lying

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Last week, CNN’s Town Hall with Joe Biden was an absolute dumpster fire, so bad that even their commentators admit it. CNN host Don Lemon, the worst host of a network filled with really lousy hosts, starts off by calling Joe Biden the “Big Guy,”…and it all kind of went downhill from there. As Lemon was calling Biden ‘the big guy,” dementia Joe looked as if he didn’t know where he was or who he was talking to. https://twitter.com/townhallcom/status/1418017581835894789?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1418017581835894789%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fclashdaily.com%2F2021%2F07%2Ftop-10-foot-in-mouth-moments-from-bidens-dumpster-fire-presidential-townhall-video%2F Here are the top ten really strange Biden moments that followed. 1. Biden told a restauranteur to raise wages. While government shutdowns and restrictions caused businesses to close early in the pandemic, it has been the overly generous federal subsidies to unemployment that have kept people at home rather than going back to their jobs. This has been a particular problem in the foodservice industry, which often has lower wages because it operates on razor-thin margins. https://youtu.be/HsXF1G0pdZ4 2. “I Don’t Care If You Think I’m Satan Reincarnated, The Fact Is You Can’t Look At That Television And Say Nothing Happened On [January] The 6th.” I don’t know anybody who believes Biden is Satan. Lots of people believe he is a lousy president. The theology of that statement is atrocious for a “devout Catholic.” It’s the sentiment that is the issue here. Clearly, something did happen on January 6 — a riot. And it was much less violent and destructive than anything that had been occurring in Portland at the federal courthouse or the nightly George Floyd/BLM/1619 Project riots all over the U.S. during the summer of 2020. https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics/status/1418027929993420804?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1418027929993420804%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fclashdaily.com%2F2021%2F07%2Ftop-10-foot-in-mouth-moments-from-bidens-dumpster-fire-presidential-townhall-video%2F 3. Biden Admits He’s Going After Guns. Violent crime is on the rise, and it’s not because of guns. It’s because Democratic Party-run cities aren’t fighting crime, are defunding police, and aren’t backing…

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