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On this day, September 17 in 1787, our Founding Fathers adjourned the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
The US Constitution has been the cornerstone of the beliefs of the Republican Party since it was founded in Ripon, Wisconsin in 1854. Although changes have been made over the years, these changes have only made it a stronger document for governing the United States and the Republican Party today.
We should use today as a reminder of what our Founding Fathers fought for: economic freedom, individual liberty, and limited government.
because we value our Independence FROM Government NOT Dependence on the government.” -Governor Scott Walker
The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as ‘Flag Birthday’. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as ‘Flag Birthday’, or ‘Flag Day’.
Read more at “The History Of Flag Day” at http://www.usflag.org/flag.day.html
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
by Abraham Lincoln (R-IL), 16th President of the United States
Inside Ronald Reagan
A Reason Interview
with Manuel Klausner from the July 1975 issue
“I don’t believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.”
Those of us concerned about liberty have had good reason of late to be interested in Ronald Reagan. Increasingly, California’s former governor has been turning up in first place among Republican figures in political opinion polls, among Independents as well as Republicans. In addition, in recent months Reagan has taken to using the term “libertarian” (or “libertarian-conservative”) to describe his political philosophy. All of which naturally made us interested in taking a closer look at the man and his ideas. Thanks to the efforts of the late Ned Hutchinson (a former Reagan aide), REASON was able to obtain time out of Reagan’s busy schedule for him to be interviewed by Editor Manuel S. Klausner.
Read more at Reason.com